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Evidence for sonar contributing to mass whale strandings

For the first time, a mass stranding of marine mammals has been linked to the high-frequency sonar mapping systems used by the petrochemical industry. Importantly, the findings from the stranding of approximately 100 melon-headed whales in northwest Madagascar in 2008 were made by an independent scientific review panel. Additionally, a multi-stakeholder steering committee – that […]

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Deep oil reserves created without organic matter?




It’s generally agreed that the oil that fuels our cars started out as living organisms that died and were compressed and heated under layers of sediment in the Earth’s crust. But scientists have debated for years whether some of these hydrocarbons could also have been created deeper in the Earth and formed without organic matter. […]




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