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May 27, 2017

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May 27, 2017

May 16, 2017 — The chemistry of shells of plankton called foraminifera are a record of past climate. Recent experiments show magnesium levels vary in foram shells due to different growth rates during daily ... read more

May 16, 2017 — Researchers believe they have found a new way to monitor the intensity and location of hurricanes from hundreds of miles away by detecting atmospheric waves radiating from the centers of these ... read more

May 15, 2017 — A diverse group of the world's leading experts in marine conservation is calling for a Hippocratic Oath for ocean conservation -- not unlike the pledge physicians take to uphold specific ethical ... read more

May 15, 2017 — Scientists have modeled how extremes in precipitation, drought, extreme heat and ocean temperatures will change in Australia at global temperatures 1.5°C and 2°C above pre-industrial conditions. It ... read more

May 15, 2017 — Cultural ecosystem services reflect physical and cognitive interactions between humans and nature, and are increasingly recognized for providing experiences, capabilities and many other benefits to ... read more

May 12, 2017 — New insights into the convection patterns of the Earth's mantle and its chemical makeup have been revealed. The new findings suggest that the mantle does not flow ubiquitously, as has been ... read more

May 12, 2017 — Researchers have developed anticancer nanomaterials by simulating the volcano-induced dynamic chemistry of the deep ocean. The novel method enables making nanoclusters of zinc peroxide in an ... read more

May 12, 2017 — Dramatic drops in oceanic oxygen, which cause mass extinctions of sea life, come to a natural end -- but it takes about a million ... read more

May 11, 2017 — Glaciers around the world are disappearing before our eyes, and the implications for people are wide-ranging and troubling, a glacier expert concludes in a new ... read more

May 11, 2017 — As the oceans ebb and flow, the resulting waves and splashes form tiny bubbles.The bubbles burst and release a vapor -- called sea spray aerosol -- into the air. This aerosol scatters sunlight and is ... read more

May 11, 2017 — The higher the seawater temperature in the tropical Pacific, the more likely ice breakup will occur in East Antarctica, according to ... read more

May 11, 2017 — By the second half of this century, rising air temperatures above the Weddell Sea could set off a self-amplifying meltwater feedback cycle under the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, ultimately causing the ... read more

Shelf Sediments Reveal Climate Shifts Through the Eons

May 10, 2017 — Climate change around Antarctica can severely affect Australia's rainfall and even influence the distribution of wet and dry zones across southeast Asia, an international study has ... read more

May 9, 2017 — Walking along the beaches of New England, it's easy to spot large amounts of fine red seaweed clogging the coastline, the result of sweeping changes beneath the water. Researchers looked at ... read more

May 9, 2017 — Beavers, high elevation streams, and oyster reefs are just three of the weapons in the fight against climate change discussed in 14 Solutions to Problems Climate Change Poses for ... read more

May 9, 2017 — The movement of the dentex, a fish living in rocky sea floors and marine lands in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, is influenced by the changes in ocean temperatures, according to a study carried ... read more

Oversized Landforms Discovered Beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet

May 9, 2017 — Scientists have now discovered an active hydrological system of water conduits and sediment ridges below the Antarctic ice ... read more

May 9, 2017 — One of the robust features of global warming under increasing greenhouse gas concentrations is that different places warm at different paces. It turns out that the fast warming in each region has its ... read more

Scientists Track Porpoises to Assess Impact of Offshore Wind Farms

May 5, 2017 — A new study is the first in a series to understand how marine mammals like porpoises, whales, and dolphins may be impacted by the construction of wind farms off the coast of Maryland. The new ... read more

Growth of East Antarctic Ice Sheet Was Less Than Previously Suggested

May 5, 2017 — Scientists have known for over a decade that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet has been losing mass and contributing to sea level ... read more

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