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March 22, 2019

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Mar. 19, 2019 — A newly discovered parasitic cycle, in which ocean bacteria keep phytoplankton on an energy-sapping treadmill of nutrient detoxification, may offer a preview of what further ocean warming will ... read more

Uncertain Projections Help to Reveal the Truth About Future Climate Change

Mar. 18, 2019 — Scientists explain how differing climate model projections can be used collectively to reduce uncertainties in future climate ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — Inuit communities' travel skills and regional knowledge have helped mitigate the effects of Arctic climate change on travel conditions, according to a new ... read more

Rising Global Shipping Traffic Could Lead to Surge in Invasive Species

Mar. 18, 2019 — Rising global maritime traffic could lead to sharp increases in invasive species around the world over the next 30 years, according to a new study. The findings suggest that shipping growth will far ... read more

Climate Change Negatively Affects Waterbirds in the American West

Mar. 18, 2019 — New research shows that recent climate change is having profound effects on wetlands across the American West - affecting birds that use these wetlands for breeding, migration and ... read more

Sources and Sinks: What Drives Long-Term Climatic Trends?

Mar. 14, 2019 — For the entire history of our species, humans have lived on a planet capped by a chunk of ice at each pole. But Earth has been ice-free for about 75 percent of the time since complex life first ... read more

Mar. 14, 2019 — Scientists have determined the amount of human-made carbon dioxide emissions taken up by the ocean between 1994 and ... read more

Role of Sea Urchins on California Kelp

Mar. 14, 2019 — California sheephead and spiny lobsters may be helping control sea urchin populations in Southern California kelp forests, where sea otters -- a top urchin predator -- have long been missing, ... read more

Scientists Use a Blender to Reveal What's in Our Smartphones

Mar. 14, 2019 — Scientists blended an entire smartphone to dust before conducting a chemical analysis of the dissolved results to demonstrate why we should all take a keener interest in what is contained within ... read more

Mar. 14, 2019 — 'Great Dying' extinction survivors appear to have shared many of the same ecological roles as their predecessors, with one catch -- there was a surge in the number of individuals with more ... read more

Mar. 13, 2019 — Researchers combine maps of marine predator habitats with satellite tracks of fishing fleets to identify regions where they overlap -- a step toward more effective wildlife management on the high ... read more

Major Cosmic Impact 12,800 Years Ago

Mar. 13, 2019 — When geologists set out years ago to examine signs of a major cosmic impact that occurred toward the end of the Pleistocene epoch, little did they know just how far-reaching the projected climatic ... read more

Mar. 13, 2019 — East Africa (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) contains 1,776 protected areas (including 186 'strict' protected areas) covering more than 27 percent of its terrestrial area. ... read more

Tracking Urban Gentrification, One Building at a Time

Mar. 13, 2019 — A new deep-mapping computer model can detect visual changes to individual properties, allowing researchers to more rapidly track gentrification within neighborhoods and cities, according to a new ... read more

Mar. 13, 2019 — Archaeologists have unearthed evidence of the earliest large-scale celebrations in Britain - with people and animals traveling hundreds of miles for prehistoric feasting rituals. The study is the ... read more

How Marine Snow Cools the Planet

Mar. 13, 2019 — Researchers have mapped out how carbonate formations formed from 'marine snow' have helped regulate Earth's temperature over 120 million years. Researchers also warn that global ... read more

Cardiorespiratory Fitness of Farmed Atlantic Salmon Unaffected by Virus

Mar. 13, 2019 — The respiratory systems of Atlantic salmon function normally even when carrying large loads of piscine orthoreovirus (PRV), new research has found. The results are a positive step in reducing the ... read more

Air Pollution Causes 8.8 Million Extra Early Deaths a Year

Mar. 12, 2019 — Air pollution could be causing double the number of extra deaths a year in Europe than has been estimated previously, according to a new ... read more

Mar. 12, 2019 — A new study documents an unprecedented number of southern marine species moving northward into California and as far north as Oregon during the 2014-2016 marine heatwave. Of 67 rare, warm-water ... read more

Research Connects Dots Among Ocean Dynamics, Drought and Forests

Mar. 11, 2019 — A new study has found predictable, traceable connections between changes in how the Atlantic Ocean flowed and operated with centuries-long droughts and changes in forest ... read more

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