31 Jul '12, 2pm

The Pacific Ocean is becoming caffeinated:

The Pacific Ocean is becoming caffeinated:

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock . The whole “people in the Pacific Northwest drink too much coffee” thing has gotten to be a pretty crusty, lazy old joke. But it turns out they drink so much coffee that in areas where waste systems are less regulated, the ocean is becoming a mildly caffeinated beverage, National Geographic News reports . Caffeine levels off the potentially polluted areas were below the detectable limit, about 9 nanograms per liter. The wilder coastlines were comparatively highly caffeinated, at about 45 nanograms per liter … “Caffeine is pretty darn ubiquitous, and there is growing evidence that this and other understudied contaminants are out there,” said [hydrologist Dana] Kolpin, of the USGS’s Toxic Substances Hydrology Program in Iowa City, Iowa. Who’s laughing now, huh? These concentrations aren’t exactly espresso-level, writes Bill Chameides , dean of...

Full article: http://grist.org/list/the-pacific-ocean-is-becoming-caffe...

Tweets

Low levels of caffeine found in waters of the P...

e360.yale.edu 31 Jul '12, 4pm

31 Jul 2012: Low Levels of Caffeine Found In Waters of U.S. Pacific Northwest In a new study, scientists document low leve...

.@TigerWoods, Adam Scott and @Graeme_McDowell were spotted practicing @kiawahresort Tuesday

[email protected], Adam Scott and @Graeme_McDowell w...

golf.com 31 Jul '12, 10pm

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- Tiger Woods has played The Ocean Course as he gets ready for next week's PGA Championship. Cou...

PICTURES: Dead11.6m humpback whale found in Aus...

straitstimes.com 01 Aug '12, 6am

SYDNEY (AFP) - A dead humpback whale washed up in a Sydney ocean pool early on Wednesday, surprising morning swimmers and ...

Method Turns Ocean Trash Into Packaging

Method Turns Ocean Trash Into Packaging

triplepundit.com 03 Aug '12, 6pm

has come up with a novel way to take action , while engaging the communities affected by it. Hawaii’s beaches are frequent...

PHOTOS: Get ready for @PGAChampionship with these jaw-dropping shots of @kiawahresort

PHOTOS: Get ready for @PGAChampionship with the...

golf.com 01 Aug '12, 2am

The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, site of the 2012 PGA Championship, earns its name. Routed through the Atlantic dunes of...

Done with my P!nkstagram blog post. Everything pink! I'm becoming more obsessed with my own blog now wtf

Done with my P!nkstagram blog post. Everything ...

copykate.blogspot.com 11 Aug '12, 10am

As you can see I’ve changed my previous default blog template to the current pink polka-dotted background! And also the pi...