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31 Oct 2017
The world’s warmest sea is heating up faster than the global average, which could challenge the ability of the Red Sea’s organisms to cope.
31 Oct 2017
A powerful statistical tool could significantly reduce the burden of analysing very large datasets.
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19 Oct 2017
Researchers to Explore Swampy Wetland in the First Search for Lost Species Expedition.
Ocean atmosphere rife with microbes
16 Oct 2017
Microbes are dispersed widely over the oceans with islands acting as stepping-stones to help transport of land-based organisms.
10 Oct 2017
A statistical technique for modeling large datasets improves interpretation of climate and environmental data.
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02 Oct 2017
Researchers at the University of Malaya, Malaysia, investigated the perceptions of Antarctic values among Malaysian working adults, contributing to the overall strategies and policies as well as regional-based future planning especially in education and public awareness.
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28 Sep 2017
Researchers from Malaysia, United Kingdom and China teamed up to investigate the effect of human activities such as expansion of cities and oil palm plantations on the diet of the most common fruit bat in Peninsular Malaysia.
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22 Sep 2017
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has embarked on a research project to develop a new type of tracking device, capable of monitoring the migration routes of wild birds.
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15 Sep 2017
A study on 22–18 million-year-old tidal deposits reveals insights on the significance of mangrove organic carbon sequestration in the South China Sea at geological time scales.
13 Sep 2017
A new statistical approach for environmental measurements lets the data determine how to model extreme events.
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11 Sep 2017
The Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) invites proposals under the Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) and the capacity development programme (CAPaBLE) for funding from September 2018.
An illustration of Akatsuki successfully tracking lower-altitude clouds during the night with its near-infrared camera IR2.
01 Sep 2017
Observations by Japan’s Venus climate orbiter Akatsuki have revealed an equatorial jet in the lower to middle cloud layer of the planet’s atmosphere, a finding that could be pivotal to unraveling a phenomenon called superrotation.
Dark materials squeeze green fuel from sunlight
28 Aug 2017
Metallic nanostructures that slow down light dramatically can triple the efficiency of solar-based hydrogen fuel generation.
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08 Aug 2017
Researchers from the Zoological & Ecological Research Network (ZEN), and Tropical Infectious Diseases Research & Education Centre (TIDREC), University of Malaya have successfully discovered 111 new species of black flies belonging to five subgenera of the genus Simulium in the Oriental Region.
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03 Aug 2017
Mangrove trees, particularly their leaf litter, filter copper out of soil and water in Indonesia.
Brain processing of thermosensory information in hot environments
03 Aug 2017
A team at Nagoya University, Japan, has shed light on how distinct sensory neural pathways function in “feeling” changes in temperature in the environment on the one hand, and actually responding to these changes, such as seeking a cooler or warmer site, on the other.
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10 Jul 2017
Scientists at University of Malaya, Malaysia, have found that the seagrass meadows in Johor harbor three times more juvenile fish than coral reefs. They also found that the dugong herds there prefer certain types of meadows over others.
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30 Jun 2017
Ravinder Kaur and her team have been bestowed with the 2017 Future Conservationist Award, a UK-based Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP). Ravinder is the first and only Malaysian to receive the award this year. Her winning project is aimed to provide breeding opportunities for the hornbills.
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23 Jun 2017
A first-ever milestone event brought together Cambodian officials and others today to discuss law enforcement options and responses to wildlife trafficking –an increasing threat to the world’s wildlife species.
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20 Jun 2017
Researchers in Qatar have documented the first evidence for the prevalence of microplastics within the Gulf seawater, specifically in the marine waters of Qatar.
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30 May 2017
A new tool enables identification of high-end caviar from Beluga sturgeons by analyzing DNA from a single caviar, a development that helps ensure the fair international trade of caviar and contributes to conservation of the species in the wild.
The directional agreement between ocean surface currents and sea surface temperature gradients (1979-2012). Red colors represent good directional agreement whereas green colors represent directional mismatch.
25 May 2017
Ocean currents affect how climate change impacts movements of species to cooler regions.
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25 May 2017
Commonwealth Scientific Community to Gather in Singapore
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11 May 2017
A large middle class in Thailand and Indonesia is demanding more environmental protection; something not happening in other developing South-East Asian nations.
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11 May 2017
The higher the seawater temperature in the tropical Pacific, the more likely ice breakup will occur in East Antarctica, according to a Hokkaido University researcher.
08 May 2017
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) co-hosted a United Nations-supported international conference recently on the challenges and opportunities of ocean and coastal sustainable development under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) Agenda.
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01 May 2017
Careful marine management and stricter fishing laws could enable Saudi Arabia’s coral reefs to thrive.

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