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Study shows how human activities are impacting ocean

Human-induced changes to Earth’s carbon cycle, such as rising atmospheric carbon dioxide and ocean acidification, have been observed for decades. However, a study published this week in Science showed human activities, in particular industrial and agricultural processes, have also had significant impacts on the upper ocean nitrogen cycle, according to The School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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Movie Guide | 11-28-14

Editor’s note: Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one 17 and younger admitted.

Kilauea is a moody volcano

Trekkers to the summit were used to seeing explosions, but nothing like this. Within minutes, several hundred perished as a cloud of hot ash, fist-size rocks and steam swept across them at hurricane velocity. Some were scorched to death and others suffocated, right along the trail they thought was safe. It was by far the worst tragedy known to have occurred at Volcano 1.

Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night

FERGUSON, Mo. — Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday as the city welcomed Thanksgiving, decorating boarded-up storefronts with some Dr. Seuss inspiration and gathering for church services — a stark contrast to previous days of outrage over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.