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February 7, 2016

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February 7, 2016

Feb. 4, 2016 — Over sixty soil experts have gone together and provided an up to date overview of European soil threats. The extensive report, which among other things provides information on the geographical spread ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — A new study shows that the North Atlantic absorbed 50 percent more human-made carbon dioxide over the last decade, compared to the previous decade. The findings show the impact that the burning of ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — Not only is Greenland's melting ice sheet adding huge amounts of water to the oceans, it could also be unleashing 400,000 metric tons of phosphorus every year -- as much as the mighty ... read more

Maps of Forests, Fields and Soils to Aid Climate Change Forecasts

Feb. 2, 2016 — Detailed maps of the world's natural landscapes could help scientists to better predict the impacts of future climate change. The complex charts of forests, grasslands and other productive ... read more

Living a 'Mixotrophic' Lifestyle

Feb. 2, 2016 — Some tiny plankton may have big effect on ocean's carbon storage, report scientists. A research team has found that some microscopic, mixotrophic organisms may have a large impact on the ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — Tiny ponds play a disproportionately large role in global greenhouse gas emissions from inland waters, according to a new study. Although ponds less than a quarter of an acre in size make up only ... read more

World Is Embracing Clean Energy, Says Expert

Feb. 1, 2016 — An expert argues that investment in renewable electricity now outstrips that in fossil fuels, and that increasing numbers of policies to improve the efficiency of energy use and to make energy ... read more

High-Tech River Studies Reveal Benefits of Habitat Restoration for Fish

Feb. 1, 2016 — An emerging research method to gauge the benefits of stream restoration for salmon and other native fish is revealing improvements in fish numbers, survival and reproduction in key rivers across the ... read more

Major Storm Events Play Key Role in Biogeochemistry of Watersheds

Feb. 1, 2016 — Heavy weather events cause an inordinate amount of organic material to bypass headwater systems, say researchers, pushing them downstream into larger rivers and coastal waters and inland basins -- ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — One of the many dangers resulting from global warming is the melting of glaciers. To ascertain how this will affect sea levels in the future, it is important to know how glaciers behave. ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — An international team of scientists -- recently returned from a 47-day research expedition to the mid-Atlantic -- have collected an unprecedented sequence of rock samples from the shallow mantle of ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — There is a growing debate over the fate of the world's largest ice sheet, whose sudden melting is sending shockwaves throughout the geophysics community. Researchers contend that by studying ... read more

Mid-Atlantic States Present Ocean Data Products

Jan. 29, 2016 — The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO), a five state partnership of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, has released an ambitious and wide-ranging set of ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — Hydrothermal activity along the mid-ocean ridge system suggests that the release of molten rock, or magma, in response to changes in sea level plays a significant role in the earth's ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — Ocean acidification may be impacting upon the population dynamics of marine species and hindering their ability to genetically adapt to future climate change. These are the findings of a team of ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Satellite data on artificial nighttime light in Florida from 1992-2012 was compared to robust data on sea turtle nesting for the same period, showing regulations have cut light levels to the benefit ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Worldwide responses to climate change could leave people worse off in the future according to a recent study. The paper discusses how certain adaptation strategies may have a negative impact on ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — Scientists plumbing the depths of the central equatorial Pacific Ocean have found ancient sediments suggesting that one proposed way to mitigate climate warming -- fertilizing the oceans with iron to ... read more

Mercury Levels in Rainfall Are Rising in Parts of North America

Jan. 27, 2016 — An analysis of long-term trends in the amount of mercury in precipitation in North America found recent increases at many sites, mostly in the center of the continent. At other sites, including those ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — Planet Earth's oceans and lands will be buried by increasing layers of plastic waste by the mid-century due to human activity, according to new ... read more

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