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April 24, 2017

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Apr. 24, 2017 — Climate change is predicted to cause a series of maladies for world oceans including heating up, acidification, and the loss of oxygen. A newly published study demonstrates that one ocean consequence ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Knowing where migrating birds came from and where they're headed is essential for their conservation and management. A new study tackles this challenge using stable isotope ratios, which reflect ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — The breeding grounds of Arctic migratory birds such as the barnacle goose are changing rapidly due to accelerated warming in the polar regions. They won't be able to keep up with this climate ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Climate change is causing thick ice deposits that form along Arctic rivers to melt nearly a month earlier than they did 15 years ago, a new study ... read more

Banning Transshipment at-Sea Necessary to Curb Illegal Fishing, Researchers Conclude

Apr. 18, 2017 — Banning transshipment at-sea -- the transfer of fish and supplies from one vessel to another in open waters -- is necessary to diminish illegal fishing, a team of researchers has concluded after an ... read more

Pinning Down Fraudulent Business Listings on Google Maps

Apr. 18, 2017 — A partnership between academic computer scientists and Google has allowed the search giant to reduce by 70 percent fraudulent business listings in Google Maps. The researchers worked together to ... read more

'Detergent' Molecules May Be Driving Fluctuations in Atmospheric Methane Concentrations

Apr. 17, 2017 — Researchers have found that changes in the amount of hydroxyl in the atmosphere may be responsible for the recent increase in global methane that started in ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Researchers estimate that approximately 13.1 million people could be displaced by rising ocean waters, with Atlanta, Houston and Phoenix as top destinations for those forced to ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — A postmortem of the first known case of 'river piracy' in modern times outlines how a retreating glacier in the Yukon diverted water from one river to another, leading to many downstream ... read more

Models, Observations Not So Far Apart on Planet's Response to Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Apr. 17, 2017 — Recent observations suggest less long-term warming, or climate sensitivity, than the predicted by climate models. But the mismatch is resolved by factoring in that Earth is still in the early stages ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Researchers have identified glaciers in West Greenland that are most susceptible to thinning in the coming decades by analyzing how they're shaped. The research could help predict how much the ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — Cretaceous climate warming led to a significant methane release from the seafloor, indicating potential for similar destabilization of gas hydrates under modern global warming. A field campaign on ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — Each year, young European eels make their way from breeding grounds in the Sargasso Sea to coastal and freshwater habitats from North Africa to Scandinavia, where they live for several years before ... read more

Forecasting Large Earthquakes Along the Wasatch Front, Utah

Apr. 13, 2017 — There is a 43 percent probability that the Wasatch Front region in Utah will experience at least one magnitude 6.75 or greater earthquake, and a 57 percent probability of at least one magnitude 6.0 ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — A major contributor to the dramatic decline of migratory shorebird populations in Australia has been identified by researchers. Australian shorebirds were under threat due to the degradation and ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — What is the volume of water in lakes on Earth? Using a mathematical analysis, researchers now suggest that the mean depth of lakes is 30 per cent lower than previously estimated. Shallower lakes ... read more

Next 10 Years Critical for Achieving Climate Change Goals

Apr. 13, 2017 — In order to have a good chance of meeting the limits set by the Paris Agreement, it will be necessary to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions while preserving carbon sinks, with net emissions peaking ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — Researchers show empirically: when population pressure increases, food is imported. The big issue, say authors of a new report, is that people may not even be aware that they have chosen dependency ... read more

Developing a Microinsurance Plan for California Earthquakes

Apr. 12, 2017 — Nine out of 10 Californians are uninsured against earthquake risk, which could slow economic recovery in neighborhoods and cities around the state after a damaging quake. On-demand or use-based small ... read more

Seismologists Offer Detailed Look at New Zealand's Kaikoura Earthquake

Apr. 12, 2017 — The magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake that struck the South Island of New Zealand last November was the largest on-land recorded earthquake in the country's ... read more

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