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Climate change: Oceans running out of oxygen as temperatures rise

Climate change: Oceans running out of oxygen as temperatures rise

Science
Climate change and nutrient pollution are driving the oxygen from our oceans, and threatening many species of fish.That's the conclusion of the biggest study of its kind, undertaken by conservation group IUCN.While nutrient run-off has been known for decades, researchers say that climate change is making the lack of oxygen worse. Around 700 ocean sites are now suffering from low oxygen, compared with 45 in the 1960s. Researchers say the depletion is threatening species including tuna, marlin and sharks.The threat to oceans from nutrient run-off of chemicals such as nitrogen and phosphorus from farms and industry has long been known to impact the levels of oxygen in the sea waters and still remains the primary factor, especially closer to coasts.However, i...
Salaries in India likely to rise by 9.2 pc in 2020; inflation-adjusted real-wage at 5 pc: Report

Salaries in India likely to rise by 9.2 pc in 2020; inflation-adjusted real-wage at 5 pc: Report

Finance
NEW DELHI: Employees in India are expected to see 9.2 per cent salary growth in 2020, highest in Asia, but inflation may play a spoiler as real-wage salaries in the country is anticipated to be just 5 per cent, a report said on Monday. According to Korn Ferry Global Salary Forecast, India's salary growth for 2020 stood at 9.2 per cent down from 10 per cent last year, while real-wage after adjusting inflation may remain constant at 5 per cent in 2020. The report added that India has emerged as the leader of salary growth projection in Asia. "India has posted a strong growth despite real wages taking a hit globally. With current economic scenario and progressive reforms by the government, there is a sense of cautious optimism across sectors in India that continues to show high salary increme...
Rail fares to rise by 2.7% in January

Rail fares to rise by 2.7% in January

Business
Millions of commuters will have to pay an average of 2.7% more for rail tickets from 2 January. The rise, announced by industry body the Rail Delivery Group, is lower than the 3.1% increase at the start of 2019.Train companies say this is the third year in a row that average fares have been held below the benchmark inflation measure on which rises are based.But many commuters will still face an increase of more than £100 in the annual cost of getting to work.Independent watchdog Transport Focus said a majority of rail users did not feel they were getting value for money.The news comes as commuters on South Western Railway services are steeling themselves for a 27-day rail strike next month.Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union members will walk out in
Sentinel for sea-level rise enters testing

Sentinel for sea-level rise enters testing

Science
The next satellite tasked with maintaining the "gold standard" measurement of sea-level rise is about to enter final testing.Sentinel-6a will pick up from the long-running Jason series of spacecraft when it launches in November 2020.These missions track the height and shape of Earth's oceans with microwave altimeters.Since 1992, the orbiting instruments have observed sea level go up by an average of 3.2mm per year.This trend is accelerating, however. The most recent five-year period, from 2014 to 2019, has witnessed a 4.8mm/yr increase.Sentinel-6a marks the first time this hugely important mission series will fly under the badge of the EU's Copernicus Earth observation programme.It is still a joint venture between Europe (princip...