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November 30, 2015

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November 30, 2015

Nov. 24, 2015 — NASA's Operation IceBridge, an airborne survey of polar ice, recently finalized two overlapping campaigns at both of Earth's poles. Down south, the mission observed a big drop in the height ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — A remarkably detailed animation of the movement of the densest and coldest water in the world around Antarctica has been produced using data generated on Australia's most powerful supercomputer, ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — Scientists drilling into the ocean floor have, for the first time, found out what happens when one tectonic plate first gets pushed under another. The international expedition drilled into the ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — Planet Earth experienced a global climate shift in the late 1980s on an unprecedented scale, fueled by anthropogenic warming and a volcanic eruption, according to new research. Scientists say that a ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Erosion caused by glaciation during ice ages can, in the right circumstances, wear down mountains faster than plate tectonics can build them, groundbreaking new research has ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Scientists are warning of the risks that seismic surveys may pose to sea turtles. Widely used in marine oil and gas exploration, seismic surveys use airguns to produce sound waves that penetrate the ... read more

Grow Your Own Way: Trade May Not Help a Warming Planet Fight Its Farming Failures

Nov. 20, 2015 — A new study co-authored by an economist suggests that international trade will do little to alleviate climate-induced farming problems. Instead, the report indicates that countries will have to alter ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Earth's oxygen-rich atmosphere emerged in whiffs from a kind of cyanobacteria in shallow oceans around 2.5 billion years ago, according to new ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Scientists report that more than half the tree species in the Amazonian rainforest may be globally threatened. However, the study also suggests that Amazonian parks, reserves, and indigenous ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — The warming of arctic waters in the wake of climate change is likely to produce radical changes in the marine habitats of the High North. This is indicated by data from long-term observations in the ... read more

Sea Traffic Pollutes Our Lungs More Than Previously Thought

Nov. 20, 2015 — New data show that the air along the coasts is full of hazardous nanoparticles from sea traffic. Almost half of the measured particles stem from sea traffic emissions, while the rest is deemed to be ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Fish have a remarkable way to hide from their predators using camouflage techniques. A new study shows that fish scales have evolved to not only reflect light, but to also scramble polarization. ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Ancient fossil forests have beenunearthed in Arctic Norway, thought to be partly responsible for one of the most dramatic shifts in the Earth's climate in the past 400 million ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — With a mobile data collection app and satellite data, scientists will be able to predict whether a certain region is vulnerable to food shortages and malnutrition, say experts. By scanning ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Stormy space weather sweeping across the equator is threatening vital power grids in regions long considered safe from such events, ground-breaking new research ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Often avoiding sampling gear due to their capability to detect movements and swim their way out of the nets fast enough, the small squids living in the open-ocean zone have long gone ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — A new study by scientists in the UK and France has found that Antarctic ice sheet collapse will have serious consequences for sea level rise over the next two hundred years, though not as much as ... read more

Low-Oxygen 'Dead Zones' in North Pacific Linked to Past Ocean-Warming Events

Nov. 18, 2015 — A new study has found a link between abrupt ocean warming at the end of the last ice age and the sudden onset of low-oxygen, or hypoxic conditions that led to vast marine dead ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — The Andes were formed by tectonic activity whereby Earth is uplifted as one plate (oceanic crust) subducts under another plate (continental crust). To get such a high mountain chain in a subduction ... read more

Warming Ocean Worsened Australia's Fatal 2010/2011 Floods

Nov. 18, 2015 — Long-term warming of the Indian and Pacific oceans played an important role in increasing the severity of the devastating floods that struck Australia in 2010/2011, a study shows. The researchers ... read more

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