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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

Ancient Clam Beaches Not So Natural, Study Shows

Apr. 29, 2015 — Ancient coastal Indigenous people were more than hunter-gatherers, new research shows. Researchers suggest that the Pacific Northwest is one of the few places in the world where it can be ... read more

Apr. 29, 2015 — Marine ecosystems can be changed by night-time artificial lighting according to new research. The results indicate that light pollution from coastal communities, shipping and offshore infrastructure ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Some scientists have suggested that global warming could melt frozen ground in the Arctic, releasing vast amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane into the atmosphere, greatly amplifying global ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — River deltas, low-lying landforms that host critical and diverse ecosystems as well as high concentrations of human population, face an uncertain future. Even as some deltas experience decreased ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a surprising new short-circuit to the biological pump. They found that sinking particles of stressed and dying phytoplankton release chemicals that have a steroid-like ... read more

Ascent or No Ascent? How Hot Material Is Stopped in Earth's Mantle

Apr. 24, 2015 — Gigantic volumes of hot material rising from the deep earth's mantle to the base of the lithosphere have shaped the face of our planet. Provided they have a sufficient volume, they can lead to ... read more

Phytoplankton, Reducing Greenhouse Gases or Amplifying Arctic Warming?

Apr. 21, 2015 — Scientists have presented the geophysical impact of phytoplankton that triggers positive feedback in the Arctic warming when the warming-induced melting of sea ice stimulates phytoplankton ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Before Deepwater Horizon, scientists didn't know that oil and marine snow had anything to do with each other. "Marine snow is like dust bunnies in the house," explained a research ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Among soft-bodied cephalopods, vampire squid live life at a slower pace. At ocean depths from 500 to 3,000 meters, they don't swim so much as float, and they get by with little oxygen while ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Ocean and Earth Science researchers reveal how the interplay between ocean currents and marine microbiology serve to regulate potentially damaging emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane, ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — Darkening of the Greenland Ice Sheet is projected to continue as a consequence of continued climate warming, according to ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — Scientists synthesized decades of scientific discoveries to illuminate the common and unique patterns driving the extraordinary transitions that whales, dolphins, seals and other species underwent as ... read more

Wind Bursts Strongly Affect El Nino Severity

Apr. 15, 2015 — A new study finds that prolonged wind bursts originating in the western Pacific can have a strong effect on whether an El Nino event will occur and how severe it is likely to be. The paper also ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — Armadas of icebergs were probably not the cause of abrupt episodes of cooling in the North Atlantic over the past 440,000 years, according to new ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — Global climate has undergone periods of stability, but also instability, with abrupt, rapid and substantial climate changes occurring as a consequence of natural processes scientists still don't ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — A species of bone-eating worm that was believed to have evolved in conjunction with whales has been dated back to prehistoric times when it fed on the carcasses of giant marine ... read more

New Method Relates Greenland Ice Sheet Changes to Sea-Level Rise

Apr. 14, 2015 — Early schemes to model the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets and their impact on sea levels failed to accurately account for changes caused by snowfall and snow melt. These changes depend on ice ... read more

Fragment of Continental Crust Found Under South East Iceland

Apr. 13, 2015 — Scientists have shown that south east Iceland is underlain by continental ... read more

Apr. 10, 2015 — They weren't in the delivery room, but researchers have discovered a new birth story for a gigantic marine lizard that once roamed the oceans. Thanks to recently identified specimens, ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — New evidence by geologists dates the closure of an ancient seaway at 13 to 15 million years ago and challenges accepted theories about the rise of the Isthmus of Panama and its impact on world ... read more

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