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These Water Molecules Have Actually Been Sitting Untouched in the Deep Pacific for 700 Years

These Water Molecules Have Actually Been Sitting Untouched in the Deep...

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Some 700 years ago, before mankind began pumping carbon into the atmosphere and warming the climate, the Earth chilled in a centuries-long cooling event called the Little Ice Age. Today, new research finds, the depths of the Pacific still hold memories of this colder time. Just over a mile (2 kilometers) down, the Pacific Ocean…
How Centuries-Old Seawater Is Cooling The Deep Pacific Ocean

How Centuries-Old Seawater Is Cooling The Deep Pacific Ocean

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Underwater PhotoJeremy Bishop | Unsplash NOTE: Some of the links below may not work due to the ongoing government shutdown. The Little Ice Age was an extended cold snap that occurred from 1300-1850* and succeeded the Medieval Warm Period. The Little Ice Age was such a rich and complicated time period that geoscientists, climatologists, and historians often collaborate when…
The huge plastic-cleaning gadget developed by a 24- year-old is encountering issues in the Great Pacific Trash Spot. Have a look at its challenging journey.

The huge plastic-cleaning gadget developed by a 24- year-old is encountering...

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The road to success hasn't been easy for 24-year-old Boyan Slat, the founder of The Ocean Cleanup, a startup determined to rid the oceans of massive amounts of harmful plastic. Slat, a Dutch innovator, came up with his concept for removing garbage from the ocean at age 16, and he's been refining the idea ever…
A French swimmer is racing to end up being the very first individual to swim throughout the Pacific. Here’s what his days in the water resemble.

A French swimmer is racing to end up being the very...

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More than 1,200 miles from the coast of Japan, a 51-year-old Frenchman is swimming in the Pacific Ocean right now. Or he's eating. Those are pretty much the only two activities Benoît Lecomte does these days, as he attempts to become the first person to successfully swim across the Pacific Ocean. "I wake up throughout…

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