Annabella Monserrate

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WORLD'S LARGEST MARINE RESERVE

THE U.S. ADMINISTERED PACIFIC REMOTE ISLANDS MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENT HAS BEEN EXPANDED TO SIX TIMES ITS CURRENT SIZE<p><b>American Admiralty Books Safety</b> …

U.S. Carbon Dioxide Reductions Outpace Rest of World - IER

In his recent speech on climate change at the United Nations, President Obama stated: “Over the past eight years, the United States has reduced our …

Climate

Red tide off northwest Florida beaches killing marine life

It’s Florida’s version of the Blob. Slow-moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and other fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region’s economy.<p>Known as red tide, this particular strain — <i>Karenia brevis</i> — is present nearly …

Invasive apple snail threatens Florida Everglades clean up

MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida wildlife and water managers are worried about an invasive snail that is wreaking havoc on the state’s billion-dollar effort to remove chemicals from the fragile Everglades.<p>The South American apple snail first appeared in large numbers in 2010, according to Audubon Florida …

Giant Butterfly Study Unlocks The Monarch's Most Mysterious Traits

The monarch butterfly, one of the world's most beloved insects, is best known for its striking orange wings and spectacular annual migration — but the butterfly's most famous traits are also its most mysterious.<p>Until now, scientists haven't known much about the genetics behind the insect's bright …

Nature

Satellites detect 'thousands' of new ocean-bottom mountains

<b>It is not every day you can announce the discovery of thousands of new mountains on Earth, but that is what a US-European research team has done.</b><p>What is more, these peaks are all at least 1.5km high.<p>The reason they have gone unrecognised until now is because they are at the bottom of the ocean.<p>Dave …