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February 15, 2019

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February 15, 2019

Feb. 11, 2019 — A new study on ice cores shows that reductions in sea ice in the Arctic in the period between 30-100,000 years ago led to major climate events. During this period, Greenland temperatures rose by as ... read more

Re-Establishing Oyster Beds to Maximize Their Ecological Benefits

Feb. 11, 2019 — Researchers have developed a mapping tool that identifies sites for re-establishing oyster reefs that maximize their ecological benefits -- such as water filtration. This Geographic Information ... read more

Feb. 11, 2019 — The noble false widow spider, Steatoda nobilis, native to Madeira and the Canary Islands, has been introduced accidentally to countries around the globe, causing considerable concerns. Thus, a team ... read more

Many Arctic Lakes Give Off Less Carbon Than Expected

Feb. 11, 2019 — New research suggests many lakes in the Arctic pose little threat to global carbon levels, at least for ... read more

Feb. 11, 2019 — As climate change melts Greenland's glaciers and deposits more river sediment on its shores, an international group of researchers has identified one unforeseen economic opportunity for the ... read more

Feb. 11, 2019 — Humans have a ''disproportionately huge effect'' on the other species of vertebrates that share Earth's surface with us, causing more than 25 percent of the deaths among an ... read more

Researchers Help Define Southern Ocean's Geological Features

Feb. 8, 2019 — Scientists present data from the region that show the Australian-Antarctic Ridge has isotopic compositions distinct from both the Pacific and Indian mantle ... read more

Think Big, at Least When It Comes to Global Conservation

Feb. 8, 2019 — According to a group of international researchers, the potential for large countries to contribute to environmental protection is being overlooked. The researchers recently examined the leverage an ... read more

Landslides Triggered by Hurricane Maria

Feb. 7, 2019 — Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico on 20 September 2017 and triggered more than 40,000 landslides in at least three-fourths of Puerto Rico's 78 municipalities. Researchers write that ... read more

Feb. 7, 2019 — A new study has revealed how a group of deep-sea microbes provides clues to the evolution of life on Earth. Researchers used cutting-edge molecular methods to study these microbes, which thrive in ... read more

Feb. 6, 2019 — A new study finds that globally we're growing more of the same kinds of crops, and this presents major challenges for agricultural sustainability on a global ... read more

Feb. 6, 2019 — A new study provides the first record of the diving behavior of Cuvier's beaked whales in US Atlantic waters. The species is Earth's deepest-diving mammal but spends very little recovery ... read more

Feb. 6, 2019 — Left to their own devices and given enough time, rivers wander, eroding their banks and leaving their old channels behind. It's a behavior that engineers have to keep in mind when managing ... read more

Feb. 6, 2019 — New research reveals that biodiversity 'hotspots' in the tropics produced new species at faster rates over the last 25 million years, but those in temperate regions are instead full of ... read more

Feb. 6, 2019 — The weather these days is wild and will be wilder still within a century -- in part, because the water from melting ice sheets off Greenland and in the Antarctic will cause extreme weather and ... read more

Feb. 6, 2019 — Earth's global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ... read more

Forecast Suggests Earth's Warmest Period on Record

Feb. 6, 2019 — The forecast for the global average surface temperature for the five-year period to 2023 is predicted to be near or above 1.0 degree C above pre-industrial levels, says the United Kingdom's Met ... read more

Diffusing the Methane Bomb: We Can Still Make a Difference

Feb. 6, 2019 — The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, causing the carbon containing permafrost that has been frozen for tens or hundreds of thousands of years to thaw and release methane ... read more

Feb. 6, 2019 — Corals lurking in deeper, darker waters could one day help to replenish shallow water reefs under threat from ocean warming and bleaching events, according to researchers. They examined corals from ... read more

Feb. 6, 2019 — Cracks in the floating ice tongue of Petermann Glacier in the far northwest reaches of Greenland indicate the pending loss of another large ... read more

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