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July 25, 2016

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July 25, 2016

GPS Jamming: Keeping Ships on the 'Strait' and Narrow

July 21, 2016 — Researchers are investigating how to prevent shipping Global Positioning Signals (GPS) being jammed in potential cyberattacks that may cause vessels to go off course and collide or run ... read more

Ocean Acidification: The Limits of Adaptation

July 20, 2016 — The most abundant single-celled calcifying alga of the world's oceans, Emiliania huxleyi is basically able to adapt to ocean acidification through evolution. However, the longest evolution ... read more

July 19, 2016 — How will the melting of ice in Greenland affect our climate? In order to gain an idea how that process might look like, researchers have taken a look into the past. In the early Holocene period -- ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Scientists have overcome a seeming weakness of global climate models. They had previously not been able to simulate the extreme warm period of the ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Scientists have revealed the underlying mechanics enabling supercontinents to ... read more

Researchers Create Means to Monitor Anthropogenic Global Warming in Real Time

July 18, 2016 — A research team simulated in a computer model, for the first time, the realistic evolution of global mean surface temperature since 1900. The researchers also created a new method by which scientists ... read more

July 15, 2016 — An international research team has calculated the costs and benefits of calcification for phytoplankton and the impact of climate change on their important role in the world's oceans, a new ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Though the West African Ebola outbreak that began in 2013 is now under control, 23 countries remain environmentally suitable for animal-to-human transmission of the Ebola virus. Only seven of these ... read more

July 14, 2016 — A new study has found for the first time that ocean warming is the primary cause of retreat of glaciers on the western Antarctic Peninsula. The Peninsula is one of the largest current contributors to ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Powerful tropical cyclones like the super typhoon that lashed Taiwan with 150-mile-per-hour winds last week and then flooded parts of China are expected to become even stronger as the planet warms. ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Levels of global biodiversity loss may negatively impact on ecosystem function and the sustainability of human ... read more

Climate Experts Help Communities Cope With Impact of the Indian Monsoon

July 14, 2016 — New work by experts to predict the weather in India could help millions of people prepare for the devastating effects of the country's summer ... read more

Closing Parts of the Ocean to Fishing Not Enough to Protect Marine Ecosystems

July 13, 2016 — Managing a country's entire fisheries is a better strategy than closing parts of the ocean to fishing, a new commentary argues. Marine protected areas have grown in popularity since the early ... read more

July 12, 2016 — The Northeast Pacific's largest marine heatwave on record was at least in part caused by El Niño climate patterns. And unusually warm water events in that ocean could potentially become more ... read more

July 12, 2016 — A new microscopic imaging system is revealing a never-before-seen view of the underwater world. Researchers have designed and built a diver-operated underwater microscope to study millimeter-scale ... read more

July 12, 2016 — Algae that live in and under the sea ice play a much greater role for the Arctic food web than previously assumed. In a new study, biologists show that not only animals that live directly under the ... read more

July 12, 2016 — Researchers warn of the negative impacts of rapid ocean warming and ocean acidification on coccolithophores, and consequently in the regulatory processes of atmospheric and ocean concentrations of ... read more

Health Issues Due to Sea Level Rise Impact Communities in South Florida

July 12, 2016 — The Florida Institute for Health Innovation released a report today on communities from Palm Beach to Key West with the greatest risk for adverse health effects of sea level rise and mapped zones ... read more

July 11, 2016 — A huge earthquake may be building beneath Bangladesh, the most densely populated nation on earth. Scientists say they have new evidence of increasing strain there, where two tectonic plates underlie ... read more

Climate Tipping Points: What Do They Mean for Society?

July 11, 2016 — The phrase "tipping point" passed its own tipping point and caught fire after author Malcolm Gladwell's so-named 2000 book. It's now frequently used in discussions about climate ... read more

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