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Australian Police Seize Sea Shepherd Whale War Videos

Article: Australian Police Seize Sea Shepherd Whale War Videos

HOBART, Tasmania, February 22, 2009 (ENS) – When the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship Steve Irwin arrived in Hobart, Tasmania on February 20 from confronting the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean, a party of Australian Federal Police officers boarded the conservation vessel with a warrant. The warrant authorized the confiscation of “all edited…

Tribal Journey Will Test Salish Sea Water Quality

Article: Tribal Journey Will Test Salish Sea Water Quality

COWICHAN, British Columbia, Canada, July 7, 2008 (ENS) – A canoe trip by American Tribes and Canadian First Nations through the Salish Sea this month will be part tradition and part science under a new partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey and tribes of the region. Five of some 100 canoes participating in Tribal Journeys,…

Ancient Glacial Sediments Drag Down Louisiana's Sinking Coast

Article: Ancient Glacial Sediments Drag Down Louisiana's Sinking Coast

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, February 10, 2008 (ENS) – Sediments deposited into the Mississippi River Delta thousands of years ago when North America’s glaciers retreated are contributing to the ongoing sinking of Louisiana’s coastline, finds new research by NASA and scientists at Louisiana State University. The weight of these sediments is causing a large section of…

New Sun Cycle Raises Risk of Disruptive Solar Storms

Article: New Sun Cycle Raises Risk of Disruptive Solar Storms

BOULDER, Colorado, January 7, 2008 (ENS) – Space weather forecasters have identified a new sunspot on the surface of the Sun as the first sign of a fresh cycle of increased solar activity that could affect power grids, critical military, civilian and airline communications, even cell phones and bank machine transactions on Earth. The sunspot…