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April 29, 2016

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April 29, 2016

Apr. 28, 2016 — Over 300 million people worldwide use groundwater contaminated with arsenic or fluoride as a source of drinking water. Now a research team has developed a method whereby the risk of contamination in ... read more

Cutting-Edge Telepresence Technology Helped Investigators Find the El Faro

Apr. 27, 2016 — Federal investigators found the “black box’’ that could reveal why the El Faro cargo ship sank off the Bahamas in a hurricane last ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — A team of researchers has discovered the fate of much of the freshwater that pours into the surrounding oceans as the Greenland ice sheet melts every summer. They were surprised to discover that most ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — Researchers have used 'network theory' for the first time to visually depict the movement of dinosaurs around the world during the Mesozoic Era -- including a curious exodus from ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — As large rivers empty into the world's oceans in areas known as plumes, they typically create gaps in the reef distribution along the tropical shelves--something that makes finding a reef in the ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — Staghorns, the very corals responsible for establishing today's reefs, are now some of the most threatened coral species due to climate change and other human-made ... read more

Plastic Below the Ocean Surface

Apr. 21, 2016 — Current measurement methods skim the surface of the ocean while computer modeling shows ocean turbulence may force plastics far below the surface despite their ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — The amount of dissolved organic carbon from rivers emptying into the Gulf of Maine has increased over the last 80 years, a trend they predict will continue through 2100 if annual precipitation ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — A new study reveals that volcanic activity associated with the plate-tectonic movement of continents may be responsible for climatic shifts from hot to cold over tens and hundreds of millions of ... read more

Preparations for a US West Coast Tsunami Look to the Past and Future

Apr. 21, 2016 — Plans for managing tsunami risk on the West Coast are evolving, said scientists. These plans include everything from tsunami hazard maps that guide the development of personal and community ... read more

1.5 C Vs 2 C Global Warming: New Study Shows Why Half a Degree Matters

Apr. 21, 2016 — Researchers have found substantially different climate change impacts for a global warming of 1.5°C and 2°C by 2100, the two temperature limits included in the Paris climate agreement. The ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — Sea ice physicists are anticipating that the sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean this summer may shrink to the record low of 2012. The scientists made this projection after evaluating current satellite ... read more

Mystery Solved: Traits Identified for Why Certain Chemicals Reach Toxic Levels in Food Webs

Apr. 20, 2016 — Researchers have figured out what makes certain chemicals accumulate to toxic levels in aquatic food webs. And, scientists have developed a screening technique to determine which chemicals pose the ... read more

Indian Monsoon: Novel Approach Allows Early Forecasting

Apr. 20, 2016 — The Indian monsoon's yearly onset and withdrawal can now be forecasted significantly earlier than previously possible. A team of scientists developed a novel prediction method based on a network ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — A study undertaken by scientists to understand swimming behavior in polar bears is showing an increase in this behavior related to changes in the amount and location of summer sea ice. The pattern of ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — Ocean currents can carry objects to almost any place on the globe in less than a decade, faster than previously thought. While good for microorganisms such as phytoplankton that are essential to the ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — Continental shifting may have acted as a natural mechanism for extreme carbon ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — Contemporary chronicles, archaeological studies and physical evidence all point to severe climatic changes and ensuing social crises in the middle of the 6th century. New data from ice cores suggest ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — From the Amazon to Africa, tropical regions are widely expected to play a growing role in supplying food to the world. With global population on the rise, many policy experts and conservationists see ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — A new study tries to disentangle the complex question of whether rising amounts of carbon dioxide in the air might in some cases help crops. It suggests that while greater warmth will reduce yields ... read more

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