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U-T San Diego
Apr 17, 2014

In a wholly unique egg hunt, Birch Aquarium’s intrepid scavenger hunters will spot plastic eggs in various critter tanks. Also planned are multiple hands-on craft, activity and learning stations.

The UCSD Guardian
Apr 14, 2014

UCSD is taking part in the Intelligent Charging Project initiated by the California Energy Commission to test run electric cars and “smart” chargers over the next three years with a pilot population of 40 faculty, staff and students. The project was launched on Wednesday, April 9, with an event at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego attended by representatives from UCSD, German multinational automotive corporation Daimler AG, the San Diego Gas and Electric Utility, the California Energy Commission and second largest German utility RWE Effizienz GmbH.

The New York Times
Apr 14, 2014

On April 14, officials said an autonomous underwater vehicle will be deployed to map the ocean floor in the area where four "pings" that could be from the plane's flight recorders were detected by an Australian vessel. Each of the vehicle’s missions will take one day to complete and will cover an area of about 15 square miles of seabed.

National Geographic
Apr 14, 2014

Tony Haymet, former director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, has heard hundreds of ocean cleanup plans. Late at night, over many beers, he's come up with a few dozen of his own. None of them, he says, has seemed likely to work.

U-T San Diego
Apr 13, 2014

If you toss a dart at a map of the world, there’s a good chance it’ll land in a region where scientists from San Diego County will do research this summer. Gabi Laske, seismologist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, will visit the waters off Southern California to install an ocean-bottom seismometer, which is part of the state’s emerging earthquake early-warning system. Andrew Lucas, oceanographer, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, will lead an expedition to the Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean, where scientists are trying to better understand how the ocean affects the development and timing of regional monsoons.

National Science Foundation
Apr 10, 2014

What lives in the deepest part of the ocean--the abyss? A team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will use the world's only full-ocean-depth, hybrid, remotely-operated vehicle, Nereus, and other advanced technology to find out. They will explore the Kermadec Trench at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Research collaborators include the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and the University of Oregon.

CNN World
Apr 10, 2014

New information emerged Thursday in the investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and, with it, new questions: How do the buoys work? Once they hit the water, they release microphones that descend about 1,000 feet into the water. Any sound signals they may detect are transmitted to surface floats, which relay them back to the plane, said Jules Jaffe, a research oceanographer with Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

The Weather Channel
Apr 10, 2014

There's more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere today than at any time in the past 800,000 years – 402 parts per million in measurements earlier this week – according to a report from the mountaintop observatory in Hawaii that measures concentrations of the greenhouse gas. NOAA has been measuring atmospheric CO2 since 1958, when Dave Keeling of California's Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego began taking readings near the Mauna Loa volcano.

The Sydney Morning Herald
Apr 10, 2014

It is a sad reminder of the obvious, but forgotten, problem we have created by treating the ocean simultaneously as a breadbasket and rubbish tip.

Huffington Post
Apr 09, 2014

Earth Day should encourage us to reflect on what we are doing to make our planet a more sustainable and livable place. The work we've done in San Diego to make our oceanfront cleaner and safer can be a model for other communities across the country. In San Diego, the San Diego Foundation, UC San Diego's Environment and Sustainability Initiative, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego teamed up to look at how a changing climate would impact our region.