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Threats to Sharks Destabilize Entire Ecosystems

Fear of tiger sharks, for instance, helps protect seagrass from being over-grazed, which in turns pulls CO 2 out of the atmosphere and provides a habitat for fish and shellfish...

August 6, 2013 — Michael Heithaus and Inside Science Minds Guest Columnist

Former Astronaut Picked to Lead NOAA

Oceanographer and spacewalker Kathryn Sullivan will head up the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency, where she has been acting chief since March

August 5, 2013 — Lauren Morello and Nature magazine

Desert Shrubs Could Suck Up Carbon

Planting the shrub jatropha in arid regions worldwide could sequester enough carbon to offset the annual CO2 pollution of China, the E.U. and the U.S. combined. David Biello reports

August 4, 2013
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