Day: November 19, 2019

Shark proof wetsuit material could help save lives

A new wetsuit material tested by Flinders marine researchers with Great White sharks at Neptune Islands. Credit: Associate Professor Charlie Huveneers, Flinders University A new wet suit material tested by Flinders marine researchers can help reduce blood loss caused by shark bites, to reduce injuries and prevent the leading cause of death from shark bites.…

Floods and firestorms can spread toxins from Superfund sites

Wildfires and flooding exacerbated by climate change threaten to unleash contaminants from some of the most polluted sites across the United States, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) warned in a report publicly released Monday. According to the watchdog agency, about 60 percent of these sites are vulnerable to extreme weather events made worse by a…