Offshore mussel farm sites need to have the right temperature, food availability, and the right currents. According to a study by researchers at NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center, several suitable locations can be found off the Northeastern US.
The European Research Council ERC has awarded an 11 million Euro Synergy grant called Deep Purple to Liane G. Benning at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam, Germany, Alexandre Anesio at Aarhus University, Denmark, and Martyn Tranter at University of Bristol, UK. Their common goal is to examine over the next six years (starting in 2020) the role of glacier algae in progressively darkening the Greenland Ice Sheet surface in a warming climate.
Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions funds new $1.5M international research project. The global team of scientists, engineers and social scientists plan to turn the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into rock permanently beneath the Earth's ocean floor.
Scientists from Tokyo Metropolitan University and Ritsumeikan University have found a link between the 'roundness' distribution of tsunami deposits and how far tsunamis reach inland. They sampled the 'roundness' of gravel from different tsunamis in Koyadori, Japan, and found a common, abrupt change in composition approximately 40% of the 'inundation distance' from the shoreline, regardless of tsunami magnitude. Estimates of ancient tsunami size from geological deposits may help inform effective disaster mitigation.
New research provides evidence of the formation and abundance of abiotic methane -- methane formed by chemical reactions that don't involve organic matter -- on Earth and shows how the gases could have a similar origin on other planets and moons, even those no longer home to liquid water.