Thursday, June 6, 2013

Deep-Sea Dump: ROVs Expose Trashed Ocean Floor

Deep-Sea Dump: ROVs Expose Trashed Ocean Floor
Wired News

Instead of washing ashore, much of what we throw in the ocean stays there, slowly sinking to the bottom. Now, scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have compiled a report of deep-sea debris items, extending to depths of almost 12,000 feet.

Original Article: http://feeds.wired.com/~r/wired/index/~3/XDzUoZn04As/


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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

“Sailing Alone Around the World” in Google Earth

Yammer schooner!!

"Sailing Alone Around the World" in Google Earth
Google Earth Blog

Colin Hazelhurst, who has built impressive tours such as Captain James Cook's exploration of Australia, is back with an amazing collection of tours that show the voyage of Captain Joshua Slocum in his book "Sailing Alone Around the World".

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Captain Joshua Slocum is credited with making the first single-handed voyage around the world, departing from Boston in April, 1895 and arriving in Newport in June, 1898 after a journey of some forty-six thousand miles The animations presented on Colin's site are organized by the chapters of Slocum's book and within that into the significant passages that made up his voyage.

In addition to the impressive collection of narrated Google Earth tours that you can find on his website, Colin is also converting all of them into YouTube videos for easy viewing.  As an example, here is Chapter III Part 3: "At Fayal in the Azores":

For more about this great collection of tours, you can follow Colin on Google+ or visit hazelhurst.com/Slocum to see all of the tours.

Great work Colin!

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Chile issues volcano evacuation order

Chile issues volcano evacuation order
BBC News

The authorities in Chile order the evacuation of 2,240 people living near the Copahue volcano because of 'increased seismic activity'

Original Article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-22684322#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa


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