Scientists create a global map of where groundwater meets oceans

According to a study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters,researchers from the U.S. has announced the creation of a global map which shows where groundwater meets oceans. This study is the first such analysis of its kind that may help protect both drinking water and the seas. The study says that nearly one-half of… Continue reading Scientists create a global map of where groundwater meets oceans

Scientists track Indian Ocean’s plastic

Researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA) have tracked ocean plastic waste in the Indian Ocean. The Indian Ocean is the world’s biggest dumping ground for plastic waste. However, where the plastic waste ends up has been a mystery. Researchers have found that the floating plastic wastes are pushed from the southern Indian Ocean… Continue reading Scientists track Indian Ocean’s plastic

Life on Earth may have begun in ponds: study

According to a study from a group of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT),first life on Earth was more likely to be developed in shallow bodies of water than in oceans.The study has shown that primitive ponds with 10 centimeters deep had higher concentration of nitrogen,a key ingredient for life on Earth. Further,it said… Continue reading Life on Earth may have begun in ponds: study