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The flag of the European Union. Note that this flag was flown incorrectly as the stars were upside down. Photo by MPD01605, Wikipedia Commons.
The flag of the European Union. Photo by MPD01605, Wikipedia Commons.


MEPs Chart Course From Lima To Paris For Climate Change Talks

Talks to be held in Lima next month should enable global partners to reach an ambitious climate agreement in Paris in 2015, so as to keep the world on track for a sub-2°C climate warming scenario, the European Parliament said in a resolution voted on Wednesday. MEPs reiterated the pledge by the EU and its […]

Killer whales' distribution is limited to the Gulf of Cadiz in spring and the Strait of Gibraltar in summer. / Credit: CIRCE
Killer whales' distribution is limited to the Gulf of Cadiz in spring and the Strait of Gibraltar in summer. / Credit: CIRCE


Iberian Orcas Are Increasingly Trapped

With more than 11,200 sightings of cetaceans over the course of ten years, Spanish and Portuguese researchers have been able to identify, in detail, the presence of orcas in the Gulf of Cadiz, the Strait of Gibraltar and the Alboran Sea. According to the models that have been generated, the occurrence of these cetaceans is […]

SeaBED was deployed from the British research vessel James Clark Ross. Credit: Hanumant Singh / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
SeaBED was deployed from the British research vessel James Clark Ross. Credit: Hanumant Singh / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Provides First 3-D Images Of Underside Of Antarctic Sea Ice

A National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research team has successfully tested an autonomous underwater vehicle, AUV, that can produce high-resolution, three-dimensional maps of Antarctic sea ice. SeaBED, as the vehicle is known, measured and mapped the underside of sea-ice floes in three areas off the Antarctic Peninsula that were previously inaccessible. The results of the research […]