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Downhole Tools Market Worth $4.21 Billion by 2019 - A New Report by...

PR Web - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 17:53

The report classifies and defines the value of downhole tools industry. The report also provides a comprehensive review of major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, and key...

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Categories: Environment

Ocean acidification could be creating friendless fish

Grist.org - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 16:42

Fish seem like chummy enough creatures, often schooling with fish they’re familiar with to avoid predators and increase the chances of finding a mate. But as carbon dioxide levels rise worldwide, they could lose their ability to recognize each other, in effect becoming “friendless” wanderers who will hang out with just about anybody.

That’s the short version of new research on climate change and fish behavior out of James Cook University in Queensland, Australia. A team led by Lauren Nadler wanted to know how fish will react to ocean acidification caused by more and more human-generated CO2 in the atmosphere. So they created two experimental setups, one with regular ocean water and the other enriched with CO2, and into them dumped a bunch of tropical damselfish. Here’s what those guys look like out on the reef:

Lauren Nadler

Juvenile damselfish ordinarily take about three weeks to bond to the point that they’ll recognize each other. And that is indeed what happened with the control-environment fish, who later chose to school with their childhood buddies. But in the altered one, which had CO2 levels comparable to what the IPCC estimates for 2100, the fish showed signs of developmental impairment: When put among schools of fish they grew up with and with ones they didn’t, they displayed no preference for hobnobbing with their old tank mates. They’d just as soon swim with strangers.

This odd behavior might be caused by higher concentrations of CO2 altering fish-brain neuroreceptors. “This impairs basic senses, such as sight and smell, which are vital for recognition in fish,” write the researchers. Whatever the cause, losing the ability to find friends spells possible trouble for damselfish, as well as other species more valuable to the international economy, according to the study:

These results could have serious implications for tropical fish, whose habitat is already threatened by climate change. “Familiarity is an important trait for defence, particularly in a predator-rich environment like a coral reef,” says Miss Nadler. “Since half of all fish species in the world school at some point during their lives, including economically important species, these effects could be critical for species that rely on group-living to avoid predators.”

The Australian research adds another clue to the mounting pile of evidence that climate change will rock the ocean in ways we are just beginning to understand. In warmer, more acidic waters, coral reefs lose the ability to regrow themselves, creating problems for millions of species that live among them, and some fish become so anxious they hide in the dark. On what’s perhaps the plus side, having more CO2 in the ocean seems to make certain tropical fish want to have a lot more sex.

This story was produced by The Atlantic’s CityLab as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.


Filed under: Climate & Energy
Categories: Environment

How To Fight Identity Theft In Your City

PR Web - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:53

My Shredding Services Teams Up With City Leaders to Fight Identity Theft My Shredding Services; Highlights the New Department of Consumer Protection Guidelines That Outline the Items That Should Be...

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In an Ironic Twist of Fate, iTanSmart® Suntan App Developer Is...

PR Web - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:53

Kevin McGuire, creator of the iTanSmart suntan app, underwent surgery this month for Basal Cell Carcimona skin cancer. His goal is to spread skin cancer awareness this summer by encouraging iTanSmart...

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Clinical Trial Management System Market: Global Analysis, Size, Share,...

PR Web - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:53

Transparency Market Research has published a new report titled "Clinical Trial Management System Market: Global Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2019" to its report...

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Global Market for Recycling Industry in China to Reach Nearly $156...

PR Web - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:53

According to a new report from BCC Research, the Chinese global market for recycled products was recorded at $102.8 billion in 2013. This is expected to grow to nearly $156 billion in 2018 with a...

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PortableOne Counters the Misconceptions Causing 24% of Americans to...

PR Web - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:53

According to a recent USA Today’s survey, whose results were published on June 3rd 2014, on USA Today’s official blog, recent breaches at brick and mortar stores like Target, Michael’s, T.J. Max, and...

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Green NRG Inc. Partners With SolarWorld LLC to Sell State-of-the-Art...

PR Web - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:53

With nearly a decade of experience in eco-friendly energy, Green NRG Inc. is partnering with SolarWorld LLC to sell one of the best solar panels on the market today. The new deal gives customers an...

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Newborn Screening Market Worth $819.6 Million By 2019 - New Report By...

PR Web - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:53

This report studies the newborn screening market by test type, technology, product, and geography....

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Apavia Amalgam Separator for Dental Offices Receives NSF...

PR Web - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:53

The innovative AVTMax™ achieves 99.7% amalgam retention efficiency in testing by NSF International, complying with rigid dental equipment requirements and Best Management Practices.

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Proposed Regulation Promises to Improve Florida Mold Assessment

PR Web - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:53

PM Environmental explains proposed regulation that promises to improve Florida mold assessment and remediation standards.

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ABCO Is Heading Down the Shore – Grand Opening Celebration in...

PR Web - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:53

ABCO HVACR Supply + Solutions is proud to announce the Grand Opening of their new 20,000-square-foot Lakewood, NJ branch. Join ABCO on July 15th to meet our new arrival, be treated to a free barbecue...

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Teachers in the Alcoa Community Join Research Teams With Earthwatch...

PR Web - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:53

Alcoa Foundation awards four teachers to receive fellowships for scientific research expeditions in Canada, Costa Rica, and France.

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Solar Concentrated Photovoltaic Market to Grow at a 34.1% CAGR by 2018...

PR Web - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:53

Global Solar Concentrated Photovoltaic Market 2014-2018 Analyzes High Concentrated Photovoltaic, Medium Concentrated Photovoltaic and Low Concentrated Photovoltaic

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Adjuvants Market for Herbicides Worth $1462.2 Million by 2018 - New...

PR Web - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:53

Agricultural Adjuvants in Herbicides market can be segmented by Companies, Geographies, MacroIndicators and Endusers....

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With one more nail in its coffin, is Keystone XL history?

Grist.org - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:06

This past weekend, on June 29, TransCanada’s permit from the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission to build the Keystone XL pipeline quietly expired.

Well, sort of quietly. The Cowboy & Indian Alliance, which marched on Washington in opposition to Keystone XL earlier this year, held a celebratory buffalo roast at the Rosebud Sioux Spirit Camp and raised a flag with an image of a black snake cut into three parts.

The flag referenced an old prophecy about a black snake that would threaten the community’s land and water. Earlier interpretations had held that the snake was the railroad, and then the highway system. But when the plans for Keystone XL emerged, it seemed clear that, since both black snakes and Keystone XL traveled underground, this was definitely the black snake — or at the very least another one.

With South Dakota’s permit expired, Nebraska’s held up in litigation, and Montana blocked from the already-completed portions of Keystone XL in Kansas by South Dakota and Nebraska, the snake is cut up in three parts, at least for now.

The expired permit means that TransCanada will have to go through the application process all over again, facing a much more unified resistance than it did the first time around. The fracking boom in places like North Dakota will also make it much harder for TransCanada to argue — as it did the first time around — that Americans need Canadian crude so urgently that a Canadian pipeline company should be given powers of eminent domain to bring it here.

Keystone XL could still get built, of course. But as time goes on, and the date of  the State Department’s yes/no ruling on it keeps getting pushed farther and farther into the future, it seems less and less likely.

KXL’s opponents shifted the balance of power by using many different tactics at once — massive national protests;   small-scale civil disobedience along the path of the pipeline’s construction; and grassroots politicking and organizing at the local level by groups all along the pipeline’s proposed route.

The fight against the pipeline is a vindication of the “everything but the kitchen sink” school of organizing, where small groups — like the Cowboy & Indian Alliance –  join forces with other organizations for large short-term events, but continue working solo on the kind of gradual, incremental struggles that take years. This is not the kind of organizing that makes it into the history books, because its story is complex and it often lacks obvious heroes. But it’s an approach that, at least in this case, is making history.


Filed under: Article, Climate & Energy, Politics
Categories: Environment

SaviCorp® Files Intent to do Business with Beijing FlyingGlob...

PR Web - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:52

Automotive innovator strives to set industry example through voluntary certifications

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Daymak Beast eBike Campaign Launched on Kickstarter

PR Web - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:52

Daymak has officially launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their new invention, The Beast off-road / on road solar self charging eBike.

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NutriGold Applauds Supreme Court Ruling of POM Wonderful v. Coca-Cola...

PR Web - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:52

NutriGold welcomes the Supreme Court ruling that will require companies to ensure clearer product labeling so consumers can make informed purchasing decisions.

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ASI DATAMYTE Releases Wireless LightStar™ Torque Wrench

PR Web - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:52

ASI DATAMYTE sets a new standard for residual torque measurement in manufacturing with its new wireless torque wrench.

(PRWeb July 01, 2014)

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