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December 15, 2018

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December 15, 2018

Dec. 14, 2018 — Researchers praises widespread commitment but call for broader participation to better protect global marine ... read more

52 Million Tree Stories More Accessible to Science

Dec. 11, 2018 — The world's primary archive of tree ring data, which holds more than 52 million cost-free records spanning 8,000 years of history, has gotten a makeover by scientists from four countries ... read more

Dec. 10, 2018 — Microbes that provide natural fertilizer to the oceans by 'fixing' nitrogen from the atmosphere into a form useable by other organisms are active in the cold waters of the Bering and ... read more

How Will the Winds of Climate Change Affect Migratory Birds?

Dec. 10, 2018 — Under future climate scenarios, changing winds may make it harder for North American birds to migrate southward in the autumn, but make it easier for them to come back north in the spring. ... read more

Dec. 10, 2018 — Researchers have found unprecedentedly high levels of nitrate, an essential plant nutrient, in streams and watersheds of Puerto Rico for a year after two consecutive major hurricanes in 2017. This ... read more

Dec. 10, 2018 — The future of the world's coral reefs is uncertain, as the impact of global heating continues to escalate. However, according to a new study, the response of the Great Barrier Reef to extreme ... read more

Dec. 10, 2018 — Two new research efforts delve into Hurricane Maria's far-reaching effects on the island's forests and on its residents' energy and electricity ... read more

Ozone Depletion Increases Antarctic Snowfall, Partially Mitigates Ice Sheet Loss

Dec. 10, 2018 — Ozone layer depletion has increased snowfall over Antarctica in recent decades, partially mitigating the ongoing loss of the continent's ice sheet mass, new research ... read more

Dec. 10, 2018 — Barely living 'zombie' bacteria and other forms of life constitute an immense amount of carbon deep within Earth's subsurface -- 245 to 385 times greater than the carbon mass of all ... read more

Dec. 7, 2018 — One out of three rivers in the Iberian Peninsula has salinization mainly due the impact of agricultural activity and territory urbanization. This environmental problem will affect hydric ecosystems ... read more

New Algorithm Provides a More Detailed Look at Urban Heat Islands

Dec. 7, 2018 — Urban areas are warmer than the adjacent undeveloped land, a phenomenon known as the urban heat island effect. A new interactive map gives us the most detailed look yet at these 'urban heat ... read more

Dec. 6, 2018 — Climate-smart agriculture boosts yields, mitigates extreme weather impact and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. A new study points to profitable opportunities for farmers and the ... read more

Why Tehran Is Sinking Dangerously

Dec. 6, 2018 — Researchers have used data from radar satellites to measure the subsidence of the Earth's surface in the Tehran region in Iran. They found out that between 2003 and 2017 three areas sank there ... read more

Dec. 6, 2018 — Industrial fisheries are starving seabirds like penguins and terns by competing for the same prey sources. Seabirds are now the most threatened bird ... read more

Dec. 6, 2018 — New research has found that increases in the rate at which Arctic sea ice grows in the winter may have partially slowed down the decline of the Arctic sea ice ... read more

Dec. 6, 2018 — Atmospheric scientists have documented a rare firenado, finding a number of factors that combined at just the right time and place to catalyze the deadly Carr Fire in Northern California. These ... read more

Wind Power Vulnerable to Climate Change in India

Dec. 5, 2018 — The warming of the Indian Ocean, caused by global climate change, may be causing a slow decline in wind power potential in India, according to a new ... read more

Dec. 5, 2018 — Researchers have prepared the first global map of the distribution of atmospheric ammonia (NH3) by analyzing measurements taken by satellites between 2008 and 2016. The IASI interferometer allowed ... read more

Dec. 5, 2018 — Surface melting across Greenland's mile-thick ice sheet began increasing in the mid-19th century and then ramped up dramatically during the 20th and early 21st centuries, showing no signs of ... read more

How Mussels Handle Microplastic Fiber Pollution

Dec. 4, 2018 — New research shows that mussels readily take in microplastic pollution fibers from the ocean but quickly flush most of them out again, according to a new ... read more

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