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March 1, 2017

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March 1, 2017

Feb. 28, 2017 — Mollusk fossils provide a reliable measure of human-driven changes in marine ecosystems and shifts in ocean biodiversity across time and space, new research ... read more

Using Google to Map Our Ecosystem

Feb. 28, 2017 — Researchers have developed a method to quantify ecosystem services of street trees. Using nearly 100,000 images from Google Street View, the study helps further understanding on how green spaces ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — Plumbing a 90 million-year-old layer cake of sedimentary rock in Colorado, a team of scientists has found evidence confirming a critical theory of how the planets in our solar system behave in their ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — Scientists are reporting unexpected discoveries about Earth's core. The findings include insights into the source of energy driving Earth's magnetic field, factors governing the cooling of ... read more

Insight Into a Physical Phenomenon That Leads to Earthquakes

Feb. 22, 2017 — Researchers provide insight into a phenomenon called ageing that leads to more powerful ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Global climate change is being felt in many coastal communities of the United States, not always in the form of big weather disasters but as a steady drip, drip, drip of nuisance flooding. These ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — New research reveals that the Earth's unique iron composition isn't linked to the formation of the planet's core, calling into question a prevailing theory about the events that shaped ... read more

Winners and Losers: Climate Change Will Shift Vegetation

Feb. 21, 2017 — Projected global warming will likely decrease the extent of temperate drylands by one-third over the remainder of the 21st century coupled with an increase in dry deep soil conditions during ... read more

Feb. 20, 2017 — New work shows that interactions between iron and nickel under the extreme pressures and temperatures similar to a planetary interior can help scientists understand the period in our Solar ... read more

Unsung Hero of Science: Assessment

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

It's More Than Just Climate Change

Feb. 17, 2017 — Accurately modeling climate change and interactive human factors -- including inequality, consumption, and population -- is essential for the effective science-based policies and measures needed to ... 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

Feb. 16, 2017 — Seagrass meadows -- bountiful underwater gardens that nestle close to shore and are the most common coastal ecosystem on Earth -- can reduce bacterial exposure for corals, other sea creatures and ... read more

Snow Science Supporting Our Nation's Water Supply

Feb. 16, 2017 — Researchers have completed the first flights of a NASA-led field campaign that is targeting one of the biggest gaps in scientists' understanding of Earth's water resources: ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Bias introduced through analyzing the magnetism of old rocks may not be giving geophysicists an accurate idea of how Earth's magnetic dynamo has functioned. A team has shown there is a way to ... 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

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

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

Some Marine Creatures May Be More Resilient to Harsher Ocean Conditions Than Expected

Feb. 15, 2017 — As the world continually emits carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, the oceans are taking a hit, absorbing some of it and growing more acidic. Among other effects, scientists have found that coral ... read more

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