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May 31, 2016

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May 31, 2016

May 30, 2016 — May 8, 1945: German forces in Norway have surrendered, and after five long years of occupation, the country is finally free. Suddenly, 30,000 Allied troops had to disarm 350,000 German soldiers, and ... read more

Global Warming: Spring Snow a No-Go?

May 26, 2016 — Spring snowpack, relied on by ski resorts and water managers throughout the Western United States, may be more vulnerable to a warming climate in coming decades, according to a new ... read more

Many Unknown Chemicals in the Baltic Sea

May 25, 2016 — New chemicals are often not recognized in analyses of fish in the Baltic Sea, shows a new study. The reason is that one chooses to search for chemicals that are already known, and much of those who ... read more

The Future of Sonar in Semiheated Oceans

May 25, 2016 — Light doesn't travel very far underwater so the navy uses sound to transmit messages. The speed of underwater sound depends on a combination of temperature, salinity and pressure. Understanding ... read more

May 25, 2016 — Researchers have developed a modern, intelligent and sustainable water energy transition concept for urban areas. It will be implemented during the next three years in the city of Lünen, ... read more

May 24, 2016 — Scientists have conducted the world's most comprehensive analysis of coral genes, focusing on how their evolution has allowed corals to interact with and adapt to the ... read more

May 23, 2016 — The history of Greenland's snowfall is chronicled in an unlikely place: the remains of aquatic plants that died long ago, collecting at the bottom of lakes in horizontal layers that document the ... read more

Tropical Forest Plant Could Save Water from Metal Pollution

May 23, 2016 — A biomass recovered from common plant could help purify water from contamination of copper and zinc. A new article reports on the possible use of biosorbents derived from Jatropha curcas waste, to ... read more

May 23, 2016 — First discovered by sailors, the masses of plastic debris floating at the center of vast ocean vortices called gyres are today under close scrutiny by scientists. To better understand the ... read more

May 20, 2016 — Scientists studying deltas show how they may be able to predict where destructive changes in a river's course may ... read more

Fukushima Nuclear Accident Is 'Wake-Up Call' for US to Improve Monitoring of Spent Fuel Pools

May 20, 2016 — The 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident should serve as a wake-up call to nuclear plant operators and regulators on the critical importance of measuring, maintaining, and restoring cooling in ... read more

Temporary Oilfield Workers Are Major Factor in Increased Water Use in North Dakota Bakken Region

May 20, 2016 — Increased water use in the rapidly growing oil industry in North Dakota's Bakken oil shale region, or play, is surprisingly due not only to oil well development but also to people, according to ... read more

Rich Coral Communities Discovered in Palamós Submarine Canyon in the Northwestern Mediterranian Sea

May 20, 2016 — A scientific team has found in La Fonera canyon, also known as the Palamós canyon in the Northwestern Mediterranian Sea, deep-water coral communities, a marine ecosystem which is very vulnerable to ... read more

May 20, 2016 — A Finnish invention, a vertical axis Savonius wind turbine can be further improved shows a new study. Due to the mechanical modification of the rotor the power coefficient was shown to be increased ... read more

May 19, 2016 — Water management in reservoirs could substantially mitigate future summer water shortages, expected as a consequence of ongoing glacier retreat, researchers report. The team simulated the effect of ... read more

May 19, 2016 — A key gene has been found that assisted the transition of plants from water to the land around 500 million years ago. The ANR gene is required to tolerate 'extreme dehydration' in the moss ... read more

May 19, 2016 — Heavier snow over Antarctica was supposed to be one of the few brakes on sea-level rise in a warming world. But that prediction is not reliable, says a new study of Antarctic snowfall over the past ... read more

Scientists Getting Warmer on Mimicking Anti-Freeze in Nature

May 19, 2016 — Researchers have taken an important step forward in mimicking nature's prowess at protecting cells from deep-freeze ... read more

May 18, 2016 — Solar power could deliver $400 billion in environmental and public health benefits throughout the United States by 2050, according to a new ... read more

May 18, 2016 — A three-decade-old open air laboratory, where warm water from a nuclear power station is pumped into an enclosed basin in the Baltic Sea off the Swedish coast, gives researchers an unparalleled ... read more

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