Friday 30 March 2012
Viral disease - particularly from herpes - gaining interest as possible cause of coral declineScienceDaily.com | 30 Mar 2012
As corals continue to decline in abundance around the world, researchers are turning their attention to a possible cause that's almost totally unexplored -- viral disease. It appears that corals harbor many different viruses -- particularly herpes. They also are home to the adenoviruses and other viral families that can cause human colds and gastrointestinal disease.
Poisoned by your beauty regimeNew Zealand Herald | 30 Mar 2012
One evening while having a shower I reached for a bottle of face-wash that was on the shower rack. While scrubbing off the grime, the microbeads felt great, that was, until I read the ingredients on the back of the pack and saw that they were made of polyethylene: plastic.
Carbon dioxide was hidden in the ocean during last Ice AgeScienceDaily.com | 30 Mar 2012
Why did the atmosphere contain so little carbon dioxide during the last Ice Age 20,000 years ago? Why did it rise when the Earth's climate became warmer? Processes in the ocean are responsible for this, says a new study based on newly developed isotope measurements.
Birds Eye fish fingers get thumbs up from sustainability bodyGuardian Unlimited | 30 Mar 2012
Birds Eye announces that its entire cod and haddock fish finger range has been awarded sustainable fishing certification from the Marine Stewardship Council. The move will switch 5,200 tonnes of fish products to sustainably certified produce in the UK market, and increase the total weight of MSC-labelled products sold by 20%.
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