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Researchers discover more than 50 lakes beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet
Researchers have discovered 56 previously uncharted subglacial lakes beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet bringing the total known number of lakes to 60. (2019-06-26)
Unlocking secrets of the ice worm
WSU researchers have identified an ice worm on Vancouver Island that is closely related to ice worms 1,200 miles away in southern Alaska. (2019-06-26)
New research shows how melting ice is affecting supplies of nutrients to the sea
The findings of a research expedition to coastal Greenland which examined, for the first time, how melting ice is affecting supplies of nutrients to the oceans has been published in the journal Progress in Oceanography. (2019-06-25)
The making of 'warm ice'
The Center for Convergence Property Measurement, Frontier in Extreme Physics Team at Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) succeeded in creating room-temperature ice and controlling its growth behaviors by dynamically compressing water up to pressures above 10,000 atmospheres. (2019-06-25)
Scientists discover the forces behind extreme heat over Northeast Asia
To understand what caused the extreme heat over Northeast Asia, a scientific collaboration of climatologists examined the forces of the tropical circulation and sea surface temperature. (2019-06-24)
Clouds dominate uncertainties in predicting future Greenland melt
New research led by climate scientists from the University of Bristol suggests that the representation of clouds in climate models is as, or more, important than the amount of greenhouse gas emissions when it comes to projecting future Greenland ice sheet melt. (2019-06-24)
Ice lithography: opportunities and challenges in 3D nanofabrication
The history and progress of ice lithography (IL), and its applications in 3D nanofabrication are reviewed. (2019-06-21)
Scientists map huge undersea fresh-water aquifer off US Northeast
In a new survey of the sub-seafloor off the US Northeast coast, scientists have made a surprising discovery: a gigantic aquifer of relatively fresh water trapped in porous sediments lying below the salty ocean. (2019-06-21)
Do ice cores help to unravel the clouds of climate history?
For the first time, an international research team led by the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS) has investigated atmospheric ice nucleating particles (INPs) in ice cores, which can provide insights on the type of cloud cover in the Arctic over the last 500 years. (2019-06-20)
Freezing bubbles viral video inspired research published
The mesmerizing sight of ice crystals floating around the bubble made the engineers wonder what caused the phenomenon (2019-06-19)
FEFU scientist reported on concentration of pesticides in marine organisms
According to ecotoxicologist from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), from the 90s and during 2000s in the tissues of Russian Far Eastern mussels the concentration of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) that had been globally used in agriculture in the mid-twentieth century has increased about ten times. (2019-06-19)
New research shows an iceless Greenland may be in our future
New research from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute shows that Greenland may be ice-free by the year 3000. (2019-06-19)
Marine microbiology -- Successful extremists
In nutrient-poor deep-sea sediments, microbes belonging to the Archaea have outcompeted bacterial microorganisms for millions of years. (2019-06-19)
Study predicts more long-term sea level rise from Greenland ice
Greenland's melting ice sheet could generate more sea level rise than previously thought if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase and warm the atmosphere at their current rate, according to a new modeling study. (2019-06-19)
Fossil teeth reveal ancient hyenas in the Arctic
Modern hyenas are known as hunters and scavengers in Asian and African ecosystems such as the savanna. (2019-06-18)
Changing how we predict coral bleaching
A remote sensing algorithm offers better predictions of Red Sea coral bleaching and can be fine tuned for use in other tropical marine ecosystems. (2019-06-18)
Leaving microbes out of climate change conversation has major consequences, experts warn
An international group of leading microbiologists have issued a warning, saying that not including microbes -- the support system of the biosphere -- in the climate change equation will have major negative flow-on effects. (2019-06-18)
Risky business: New data show how manatees use shipping channels
A new publication in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science tracks West Indian manatee movements through nearshore and offshore ship channels in the north-central Gulf of Mexico. (2019-06-18)
New study shows how environmental disruptions affected ancient societies
A new study shows that over the past 10,000 years, humanity has experienced a number of foundational transitions, or 'bottlenecks.' During these periods of transition, the advance or decline of societies was related to energy availability in the form of a benign climate and other factors. (2019-06-18)
New insight from Great Barrier Reef coral provides correction factor to climate records
Newly developed geological techniques help uncover the most accurate and high-resolution climate records to date, according to a new study. (2019-06-18)
Sea otters have low genetic diversity like other threatened species, biologists report
Sea otters have very low genetic diversity, a UCLA-led team of life scientists reports June 18 in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution. (2019-06-18)
Appearance of deep-sea fish does not signal upcoming earthquake in Japan
The unusual appearance of deep-sea fish like the oarfish or slender ribbonfish in Japanese shallow waters does not mean that an earthquake is about to occur, according to a new statistical analysis. (2019-06-18)
Crocs' climate clock: Ancient distribution of Crocs could reveal more about past climates
Underneath their tough exteriors, some crocodilians have a sensitive side that scientists could use to shine light on our ancient climate, according to new findings published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. (2019-06-18)
New evidence shows rapid response in the West Greenland landscape to Arctic climate shifts
Evidence from an Arctic ecosystem experiencing rapid climate change reveals surprisingly tight coupling of environmental responses to climate shifts. (2019-06-18)
Good viruses and bad bacteria: A world-first green sea turtle trial
A world-first study at James Cook University in Australia has found an alternative to antibiotics for treating bacterial infections in green sea turtles. (2019-06-18)
100-year-old physics model replicates modern Arctic ice melt
A nearly 100-year-old physics model captures the essential mechanism of pattern formation and geometry of Arctic melt ponds. (2019-06-17)
Boaty McBoatface mission gives new insight into warming ocean abyss
The first mission involving the autonomous submarine vehicle Autosub Long Range (better known as 'Boaty McBoatface') has for the first time shed light on a key process linking increasing Antarctic winds to rising sea temperatures. (2019-06-17)
The current Nor­we­gian Bar­ents Sea risk governance frame­work would need con­sid­er­able
A recent case study from the University of Helsinki examines different ways of framing oil spill risks with regard to the Norwegian Barents Sea where new areas have been recently opened for oil exploration and exploitation. (2019-06-14)
NASA finds tropical cyclone Vayu off India's Gujarat coast
NASA's Terra satellite showed Tropical Cyclone Vayu still lingering near the northwestern coast of India, and its cloud-filled eye remained offshore. (2019-06-14)
No direct link between north Atlantic currents, sea level along New England coast
A new study by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) clarifies what influence major currents in the North Atlantic have on sea level along the northeastern United States. (2019-06-14)
Warming waters in western tropical Pacific may affect West Antarctic Ice Sheet
Warming waters in the western tropical Pacific Ocean have significantly increased thunderstorms and rainfall, which may affect the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and global sea-level rise, according to a Rutgers University-New Brunswick study. (2019-06-13)
Climate change benefits for giant petrels
Giant petrels will be 'temporary' winners from the effects of climate change in the Antarctic region -- but males and females will benefit in very different ways, a new study shows. (2019-06-12)
Future tsunamis possible in the Red Sea's Gulf of Elat-Aqaba
Researchers who took a closer look at a 1995 tsunami in the Gulf of Elat-Aqaba, at the northeastern tip of the Red Sea, say that the gulf's surrounding countries should prepare for future tsunami hazards in the economically developing vital region. (2019-06-12)
Rising sea levels destroyed evidence of shell middens at many prehistoric coastal sites
In a new study, researchers confirm a theory from the 1970s that coastal hunter-gatherers processed much of their shellfish at the beach before returning with their meat to camps on higher ground, leaving the heavy shells by the water. (2019-06-12)
Skinny cod and grey seal reveals troubling changes to food web in the Baltic Sea
The prime predators of the Baltic Sea at the top of the food web are losing weight, according to a new study that links the deteriorating health of gray seals and cod with changes in bottom-living crustaceans, isopods and amphipods. (2019-06-11)
Saturn's moon Mimas, a snowplough in the planet's rings
The Solar System's second largest planet both in mass and size, Saturn is best known for its rings. (2019-06-11)
Why Noah's ark won't work
Many species will need large population sizes to survive climate change and ocean acidification, a new study finds. (2019-06-11)
57% of the plastic waste on the Tarragona coast is clothing fibers from washing machines
The sea water, beaches and sediments on the Tarragona coast contain quantities of plastic similar to those in a big city like Barcelona. (2019-06-10)
Mysterious holes in Antarctic sea ice explained by years of robotic data
Why did a giant hole appear in the sea ice off Antarctica in 2016 and 2017, after decades of more typical sea ice cover? (2019-06-10)
NASA catches development of Tropical Cyclone 02A
Visible imagery from NASA's Terra satellite provided confirmation of the development of Tropical Cyclone 02A in the Arabian Sea, Northern Indian Ocean. (2019-06-10)
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