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April 26, 2017

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April 26, 2017

Apr. 25, 2017 — Scientists used images from satellites and flyovers to count the number of small boats, or pangas, to find that fishing in Gulf of California, which separates Baja California and mainland Mexico, is ... 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

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

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

Apr. 12, 2017 — Microbes in streams flowing on the surface of glaciers in the Arctic and Antarctic may represent a previously underestimated source of organic material and be part of an as yet undiscovered ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — A new study assessing the underwater soundscape off Southern California found that blue, fin and humpback whales experience a range of acoustic environments, including noise from shipping traffic as ... read more

Unraveling the Drivers of Large Iceberg Movement

Apr. 11, 2017 — When, in the foreseeable future, a tabular iceberg nearly seven times the size of Berlin breaks off the Larsen C Ice Shelf in the Antarctic, it will begin a journey, the course of which climate ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — In the first quantitative analysis of deep-sea bioluminescence, researchers show that three quarters of the animals in Monterey Bay from the surface down to 4,000 meters deep can produce their own ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — New research has looked to the distant past -- all the way back to Earth's earliest oceans. A newly developed model suggests that the early oceans, right around the time that life originated, ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — The eastern Arctic Ocean is becoming more like the Atlantic Ocean, a new study combining remote sensing and local data ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — Researchers surveyed sediment samples from the northern Tibetan Plateau's Qaidam Basin and constructed paleoclimate cycle records from the late Miocene epoch of Earth's history, which ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — The distrution of a radioactive Thorium isotope is important in multiple aspects of oceanograpy. Now one researcher has revisited the issue on processes influencing the distribution in the water ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — Glaciers and ice sheets have recently been considered significant sources of organic carbon and provide nutrients to downstream marine ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — An unusual fossil find is giving scientists new ideas about how some of the earliest animals on Earth came to dominate the world's ... read more

Close Connection Between Deep Currents and Climate

Apr. 3, 2017 — The Labrador Sea in the northwestern Atlantic is one of the key regions of the global ocean circulation. Scientists have been operating an array of oceanographic observatories there since 1997. It ... read more

Mar. 31, 2017 — Aerosols are collections of fine particles, either biological or of other types, in suspension in a gaseous medium. They play a major role in cloud formation and therefore have a strong impact on ... read more

Some of Greenland's Coastal Ice Will Be Permanently Lost by 2100

Mar. 31, 2017 — The glaciers and ice caps that dot the edges of the Greenland coast are not likely to recover from the melting they are experiencing now, a study has ... read more

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