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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Unsung Hero of Science: Assessment

Feb. 20, 2017 — Assessment adds enormous value to the scientific landscape, creating foundations for government and ... read more

Some Widely Publicized Papers Suggesting That Fishes and Fish Catches Will Be Smaller in the Future Are Based on False Assumptions

Feb. 17, 2017 — Some models show that fish will have a smaller size in the future due to climate changes. Three researchers are now pointing out that these models are built on false ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — You might think that polar bears — and the potential for attack — are the biggest danger the Norwegian arctic island archipelago of Svalbard. But avalanches kill far more people on Svalbard than ... read more

Quest for Climate-Friendly Refrigerants Finds Complicated Choices

Feb. 17, 2017 — Researchers have just completed a multiyear study to identify the 'best' candidates for future use as air conditioning refrigerants that will have the lowest impact on the ... read more

How an Ice Age Paradox Could Inform Sea Level Rise Predictions

Feb. 15, 2017 — New research findings explain an Ice Age paradox and add to the mounting evidence that climate change could bring higher seas than most models ... read more

Global Ocean De-Oxygenation Quantified

Feb. 15, 2017 — The ongoing global change causes rising ocean temperatures and changes the ocean circulation. Therefore less oxygen is dissolved in surface waters and less oxygen is transported into the deep sea. ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — A new study could prove significant in answering among the most enduring questions for ecologists: Why do species live where they do, and what are the factors that keep them there? The ranges of ... read more

Scientists Report Ocean Data from Under Greenland's Petermann Glacier

Feb. 15, 2017 — Based on data from the first ocean sensors deployed under Greenland's Petermann Glacier, researchers report that the floating ice shelf is strongly coupled, or tied, to the ocean below and to ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Cracks in the Greenland Ice Sheet let one of its aquifers drain to the ocean, new NASA research finds. The aquifers, discovered only recently, are unusual in that they trap large amounts of liquid ... read more

Extreme Waves Caught With Higher-Resolution Modeling

Feb. 15, 2017 — A new study shows that high-resolution models captured hurricanes and big waves that low-resolution ones missed. Better extreme wave forecasts are important for coastal cities, the military, the ... read more

Risk of Rapid North Atlantic Cooling in 21st Century Greater Than Previously Estimated

Feb. 15, 2017 — The possibility of major climate change in the Atlantic region has long been recognized and has even been the subject of a Hollywood movie: The Day After Tomorrow. To evaluate the risk of such ... read more

Long-Term Eelgrass Loss Due to Joint Effects of Shade, Heat

Feb. 14, 2017 — A new study links a long-term decline in Chesapeake Bay's eelgrass beds to both deteriorating water quality and rising summertime temperatures. It also shows that loss of the habitat and other ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — Last winter's El Niño might have felt weak to residents of Southern California, but it was in fact one of the most powerful climate events of the past 145 years. If such severe El Niño events ... read more

Norwegian Ice Cap 'Exceptionally Sensitive' to Climate Change

Feb. 14, 2017 — How will future climate change affect our glaciers? By looking into the past 4000 years, a new study finds an ice cap in southern Norway to be ‘exceptionally sensitive’ to climate ... read more

Desert Songbirds May Face Expanding Threat of Lethal Dehydration

Feb. 13, 2017 — A new study of songbird dehydration and survival risk during heat waves in the desert Southwest suggests that some birds are at risk of lethal dehydration and mass die-offs when water is scarce, and ... read more

Marine Bacteria Produce an Environmentally Important Molecule With Links to Climate

Feb. 13, 2017 — Scientists have discovered that tiny marine bacteria can synthesize one of Earth's most abundant sulfur molecules, which affects atmospheric chemistry and potentially climate. This molecule, ... read more

Impact of Climate Change on Mammals and Birds 'Greatly Underestimated'

Feb. 13, 2017 — Large numbers of threatened species have already been impacted by climate change, new research concludes. Alarmingly, this team of international researchers found evidence of observed responses to ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Scientists have discovered why the green peach aphid (Myzus persicae) is one of the most destructive pests to many of our most important crops. Their research will inform industry and research ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — A new study on how ocean currents transport floating marine debris is helping to explain how garbage patches form in the world's oceans. Researchers developed a mathematical model that simulates ... read more

How Untreated Water Is Making Our Kids Sick: Researcher Explores Possible Climate Change Link

Feb. 13, 2017 — A researcher has drawn a link between the impact of climate change and untreated drinking water on the rate of gastrointestinal illness in ... read more

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