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  1. Research Highlight: Powered by Plankton

    Scripps, UCSD algae biofuel programs rated top in the country Apr 07, 2014 Fossil fuel use, even with the environmental and economic security challenges it poses, remains the dominant source of energy in the United States. But its 80-percent share of the ...

    Last Updated: April 7 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  2. Research Highlight: The Ocean as Air Filter

    UC San Diego/Scripps research reveals the ocean takes up a portion of ozone-forming compounds at night Mar 13, 2014 UC San Diego researchers have demonstrated that the ocean acts as an air filter at nighttime, absorbing pollutants that mingle with the sea ...

    Last Updated: March 13 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  3. Research Highlight: 'Unique' Collaboration Helps Determine the Age of Biblical-Era Industry

    Analysis of Israeli copper mine artifacts also calls accuracy of Genesis into question Mar 03, 2014 Strange things seem to have been afoot in the Holy Land during the time of Abraham. It appears from carbon dating, however, that domesticated camels were n ...

    Last Updated: March 10 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  4. Research Highlight: What is Tearing Africa Apart?

    Scripps's David Hilton explores a rift in east Africa that will eventually split the continent Feb 28, 2014 In Africa, a rift has developed and it could be enough to split the continent in two.  It’s a nearly invisible battle of massive tectonic forc ...

    Last Updated: February 28 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  5. Research Highlight: Scripps and NOAA Researchers Take Flight to Observe Atmospheric River

    Precipitation provided partial relief to drought-stricken West Feb 25, 2014 Researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, and NOAA are taking part in research flights to observe a distinctive type of storm system that has historica ...

    Last Updated: February 25 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  6. Research Highlight: Sick Reefs and Marine Fungus

    Increasing acidity and rising temperatures will have complex effects on marine diseases in coral reefs Feb 18, 2014 Coral reefs today face many threats: increasingly acidic oceans, rising temperatures, over-fishing, and pollution, to name a few. As if the ...

    Last Updated: February 18 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  7. Research Highlight: 100-Year-Old Mystery Solved, Posthumously

    Discovery led by beloved Scripps researcher clarifies puzzle of air-breathing fish with links to modern human hearing Feb 06, 2014 In 2011, Jeff Graham, a popular and highly respected physiologist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, su ...

    Last Updated: February 7 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  8. Research Highlight: Are Pacific Waves Ready to Power Back Up?

    Review of wave intensity over 60 years shows strong links to multi-decadal cycles Feb 03, 2014 In news that might delight surfers but make coastal homeowners anxious, a new survey of Pacific Ocean wave power suggests the intensity of breakers might ramp u ...

    Last Updated: February 11 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  9. Research Highlight: Five New Instruments Keeping Oceanography Fun

    Drifters, gliders and microscopes create a whole new view of the oceans Sep 24, 2013 The ways scientists study the oceans become more and more sophisticated over time. To keep pace with their curiosity, oceanographers must often invent devices capable of ...

    Last Updated: January 30 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  10. Research Highlight: New Report Links Duck Hunting to Health of Baja Lagoons

    Research led by Scripps graduate student shows that waterfowl habitats could be preserved in a process that links ecological processes with economic benefits Jan 21, 2014 A new analysis of waterfowl monitoring surveys spanning 30 years has shown for the f ...

    Last Updated: January 24 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography