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Surface melting causes Antarctic glaciers to slip faster towards the ocean
Study shows for the first time a direct link between surface melting and short bursts of glacier acceleration in Antarctica. (2019-09-20)
NASA catches Tropical Storm Tapah by the tail
Tropical Storm Tapah has a huge 'tail' on NASA satellite imagery. (2019-09-20)
These pink sea urchins have teeth that sharpen themselves
Sea urchins have five teeth, each held by a separate jaw in a circular arrangement at the center of their spiked, spherical bodies. (2019-09-18)
Mechanism modeling for better forecasts, climate predictions
Modeling currents together with wind and waves provides more accurate predictions for weather forecasts and climate scientists. (2019-09-18)
Coastal birds can weather the storm, but not the sea
Coastal birds survive because their populations can absorb impacts and recover quickly from hurricanes--even storms many times larger than anything previously observed. (2019-09-18)
Greenland's growing 'ice slabs' intensify meltwater runoff into ocean
Thick, impenetrable ice slabs are expanding rapidly on the interior of Greenland's ice sheet, where the ice is normally porous and able to reabsorb meltwater. (2019-09-18)
Extreme flooding from storm surge and heavy precipitation projected to increase higher probability of compound flooding from precipitation and storm surge in Europe under anthropogenic climate change
Risk of compound flooding, which can result when rapid sea level rises associated with storms occur along with heavy rains, is currently concentrated along Mediterranean countries but will greatly increase for Northern European in the future as the climate warms, according to a new modeling study. (2019-09-18)
North Atlantic haddock use magnetic compass to guide them
A new study found that the larvae of haddock, a commercially important type of cod, have a magnetic compass to find their way at sea. (2019-09-17)
New study investigates the role of Tambora eruption in the 1816 'year without a summer'
A new study has estimated for the first time how the eruption of Mount Tambora changed the probability of the cold and wet European 'year without a summer' of 1816. (2019-09-17)
'How We Respond' spotlights how US communities are addressing climate change impacts
Communities across the United States are working with scientists to respond to climate change impacts, shows a new report and multimedia resources developed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). (2019-09-16)
New technology allows fleets to double fishing capacity -- and deplete fish stocks faster
Technological advances are allowing commercial fishing fleets to double their fishing power every 35 years and put even more pressure on dwindling fish stocks, new research has found. (2019-09-16)
Low sea-ice cover in the Arctic
The sea-ice extent in the Arctic is nearing its annual minimum at the end of the melt season in September. (2019-09-13)
Geologists found links between deep sea methane emissions and ice ages
Since 2012, researchers at the Division of Bedrock Geology in the Department of Geology of Tallinn University of Technology Aivo Lepland and Tõnu Martma have been engaged in the research of an international research group investigating the factors controlling methane seepages and reconstructing the chronology of past methane emissions in one of the world's most climate-sensitive regions -- the Barents Sea in the Arctic. (2019-09-11)
GPM satellite finds heavy rainfall on northern side of typhoon Lingling
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite analyzed the rainfall rates happening within Typhoon Lingling and found the heaviest precipitation on its northern side. (2019-09-06)
Climate change could bring short-term gain, long-term pain for loggerhead turtles
New research from conservation biologists at Florida State University and their collaborators suggests that while some loggerheads will suffer from the effects of a changing climate, populations in certain nesting areas could stand to reap important short-term benefits from the shifting environmental conditions. (2019-09-05)
Helminthic infections may be beneficial against HIV-1
Infection with parasitic helminths can reduce the susceptibility of T-cells to HIV-1 infection, according to a study published Sept. (2019-09-05)
Sexual selection influences the evolution of lamprey pheromones
In 'Intra- and Interspecific Variation in Production of Bile Acids that Act As Sex Pheromones in Lampreys,' published in Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, Tyler J. (2019-09-03)
Slowed metabolism helps geese fly high
A few years before NASA astronaut Jessica Meir began learning to fly a spacecraft for her upcoming trip to the International Space Station, she was in flight-training of a different kind: teaching bar-headed geese how to fly in a wind tunnel at the University of British Columbia. (2019-09-03)
Tropical sea snake uses its head to 'breathe'
Humans use a snorkel and fish have gills. Now researchers have found a sea snake which uses a complex system of blood vessels in its head to draw in extra oxygen when it dives and swims underwater. (2019-09-03)
GPM analyzes tropical depression Kajiki's rainfall over Vietnam and Laos
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite provided a look at rainfall rates in Tropical Depression Kajiki after it made a quick landfall in Vietnam. (2019-09-03)
Vintage film shows Thwaites Glacier ice shelf melting faster than previously observed
Newly available archival film has revealed the eastern ice shelf of Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is melting faster than previous estimates, suggesting the shelf may collapse sooner than expected. (2019-09-02)
USF-led team deciphers sea level rise from the last time Earth's CO2 set record highs
Mallorcan cave yields 3-million-year-old geologic evidence giving scientists new insight into past climate change. (2019-08-30)
Early start of 20th century arctic sea ice decline
Arctic sea-ice has decreased rapidly during the last decades in concert with substantial global surface warming. (2019-08-30)
Scientists discover evidence for past high-level sea rise
An international team of scientists, studying evidence preserved in speleothems in a coastal cave, illustrate that more than three million years ago -- a time in which the Earth was two to three degrees Celsius warmer than the pre-industrial era -- sea level was as much as 16 meters higher than the present day. (2019-08-30)
Deep snow cover in the Arctic region intensifies heat waves in Eurasia
Variations in the depth of snow cover in the Arctic region from late winter to spring determines the summer temperature pattern in Eurasia, according to Hokkaido University researchers. (2019-08-30)
NASA tracks Tropical Storm Podul's landfall approach to Vietnam
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the South China Sea and provided forecasters with a visible image of Tropical Storm Podul as it moved closer to the coast of north and central Vietnam where it is expected to make landfall on Aug. (2019-08-29)
Changes in ice volume control seabed methane emissions
New research shows that episodes of methane emission from the seabed off western Svalbard correlate with changing ice volumes in the Arctic. (2019-08-29)
NASA analyzes Tropical Storm Dorian day and night
Tropical Storm Dorian was approaching the Leeward Islands when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead from space and snapped a visible image of the storm. (2019-08-27)
How the herring adapted to the light environment in the Baltic Sea
An international team of scientists, led by researchers from Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, reports that a single amino acid change in the light-sensing rhodopsin protein played a critical role when herring adapted to the red-shifted light environment in the Baltic Sea. (2019-08-26)
NASA-NOAA satellite finds heavy rainmaking ability in tropical storm Dorian
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Tropical Storm Dorian as it triggered warnings and watches for the  islands of the Eastern Caribbean Sea. (2019-08-26)
Study finds big increase in ocean carbon dioxide absorption along West Antarctic Peninsula
Climate change is altering the ability of the Southern Ocean off the West Antarctic Peninsula to absorb carbon dioxide, according to a Rutgers-led study, and that could magnify climate change in the long run. (2019-08-26)
'100-year' floods will happen every 1 to 30 years, according to new flood maps
Princeton researchers have developed new maps that predict coastal flooding for every county on the Eastern and Gulf Coasts and find 100-year floods could become annual occurrences in New England; and happen every one to 30 years along the southeast Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico shorelines. (2019-08-22)
What's killing sea otters? Scientists pinpoint parasite strain
Many wild southern sea otters in California are infected with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, yet the infection is fatal for only a fraction of sea otters, which has long puzzled the scientific community. (2019-08-22)
Climate change will alter waves along half the world's coast
New research finds that a warming planet will also alter ocean waves along more than 50% of the world's coastlines. (2019-08-22)
NASA finds Tropical Depression Bailu forms east of Philippines
NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and captured an image of newly developed Tropical Depression Bailu, east of the Philippines. (2019-08-22)
'Tornado Alley' twisters may be easier to predict in April than in May
Scientists may have uncovered how sea-surface temperature patterns influence the number, strength and distributions of April tornado formation in the south-central region of the United States known as 'Tornado Alley.' Their results underscore how shifting climate patterns potentially affect tornado formation within seasons, which could help reduce fatalities and (2019-08-21)
Origin of massive methane reservoir identified
New research provides evidence of the formation and abundance of abiotic methane -- methane formed by chemical reactions that don't involve organic matter -- on Earth and shows how the gases could have a similar origin on other planets and moons, even those no longer home to liquid water. (2019-08-20)
Study reveals profound patterns in globally important algae
A globally important ocean algae is mysteriously scarce in one of the most productive regions of the Atlantic Ocean, according to a new paper. (2019-08-20)
A Stone Age boat building site has been discovered underwater
The Maritime Archaeological Trust has discovered a new 8,000 year old structure 11 metres below sea level on the Isle of Wight. (2019-08-20)
Satellite view of tropical storm Krosa transition in sea of Japan
Tropical Storm Krosa continued to erode after it moved into the Sea of Japan and satellite data showed it as a ragged and shapeless storm on August 16, 2019. (2019-08-16)
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