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March 26, 2017

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March 26, 2017

Mar. 21, 2017 — Lakes, rivers, estuaries and oceans are closely connected. Despite this, aquatic research is still divided in marine and freshwater sciences. Now, scientists from 19 leading research institutes and ... read more

Unforeseen Impacts of the Fair Trade Movement

Mar. 20, 2017 — Fair trade certified coffee is the kind of phrase that sounds good on a Whole Foods shelf, merging first world affluence with third world resource. For the average consumer, it implies fairness in ... read more

Mar. 17, 2017 — The sub-antarctic island of South Georgia -- famous for its wildlife -- was covered by a massive ice cap during the last ice age, new research ... read more

Mar. 16, 2017 — Marine biologists quantify the carbon consumption of bacterioplankton to better understand the ocean carbon ... read more

Mar. 16, 2017 — When spring arrives, temperatures begin to rise, ice is melts, and the world around us starts to blossom. Scientists sometimes refer to this transition from winter to the growing season as the ... read more

How to Conserve Polar Bears -- And Maintain Subsistence Harvest -- Under Climate Change

Mar. 15, 2017 — A properly-managed subsistence harvest of polar bears can continue under climate change, according to analysis that combines sea-ice forecasts with a polar bear population ... read more

Mar. 15, 2017 — China's severe winter air pollution problems may be worsened by changes in atmospheric circulation prompted by Arctic sea ice loss and increased Eurasian snowfall -- both caused by global ... read more

Mar. 15, 2017 — Researchers have been studying the deep earthquake which occurred on May 30, 2015, to the west of Japan's Bonin ... read more

Mar. 15, 2017 — Some sea life could be just as disconnected as those divided by mountains or motorways, new research ... read more

When the Sea Ice Melts, Juvenile Polar Cod May Go Hungry

Mar. 15, 2017 — Polar cod fulfil a key role in the Arctic food web, as they are a major source of food for seals, whales and seabirds alike. But the polar cod themselves might soon be the hungry ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — Efficient nutrient consumption by plankton in the Southern Ocean drove carbon sequestration in the deep ocean during the ice ages, a new study ... read more

What Makes Farmers Try New Practices?

Mar. 14, 2017 — Change is never easy. But when it comes to adopting new agricultural practices, some farmers are easier to convince than others. A group of researchers wanted to know which farmers are most likely to ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — New research investigating the transition of the Sahara from a lush, green landscape 10,000 years ago to the arid conditions found today, suggests that humans may have played an active role in its ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — Massive coastal flooding in northern Europe that now occurs once every century could happen every year if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, according to a new ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — Without major efforts to rebuild Louisiana's wetlands, particularly in the westernmost part of the state, there is little chance that the coast will be able to withstand the accelerating rate of ... read more

Where the Few Jaguars Still Alive Are Hiding

Mar. 14, 2017 — Researchers track movements of largest feline in Americas across all major Brazilian biomes, using GPS tracking to survey the jaguar´s home range and movement parameters in each ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — Scientists have found the seasonal 'fingerprints' of Arctic sea ice, El Nino, and other climate phenomena in a new study that probes the global interactions between weather and ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — The dramatic decline of Arctic sea ice in recent decades is caused by a mixture of global warming and a natural, decades-long atmospheric hot spot over Greenland and the Canadian ... read more

Democrats and Republicans Draw Different Conclusions When Seasons Are Too Hot or Too Cold

Mar. 13, 2017 — When the weather is unseasonably hot or cold, Americans across the political spectrum have even stronger views about whether climate change caused by human activity is a reality or not. Republicans ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — A multi-year study of Egypt's Nile Delta places the country's major breadbasket at serious risk. The soil-rich delta evolved as the result of natural conditions involving the Nile's ... read more

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