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August 7, 2020

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'Roaming Reactions' Study to Shed New Light on Atmospheric Molecules

For the first time, a team of chemists has lifted the hood on the mechanics involved in the mysterious interplay between sunlight and molecules in the atmosphere known as 'roaming reactions', which ...
Atmospheric and oceanic conditions are primed to fuel storm development in the Atlantic, leading to what could be an 'extremely active' season, according ...

'Worst-Case' CO2 Emissions Scenario Is Best for Assessing Climate Risk and Impacts to 2050

The RCP 8.5 carbon emissions pathway is the most appropriate for conducting assessments of climate change impacts by 2050, according to a new ...
A large number of the valley networks scarring Mars's surface were carved by water melting beneath glacial ice, not by free-flowing rivers as previously thought, according to ...
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Florida Current Is Weaker Now Than at Any Point in the Past Century

A key component of the Gulf Stream has markedly slowed over the past century -- that's the conclusion of a new research ...

Atlantic Hurricanes Linked to Weather System in East Asia

Climate researchers have found a link between hurricanes that form in the Atlantic Ocean - and threaten the United States - and a weather system in East Asia. A jet stream originating in East Asia ...

Scientists Identify Missing Source of Atmospheric Carbonyl Sulfide

Researchers report that anthropogenic sources of carbonyl sulfide (OCS), not just oceanic sources, account for much of the missing source of OCS in the atmosphere. Their findings provide better ...

Waning Attention to Climate Change Amid Pandemic Could Have Lasting Effects

With COVID-19 dominating the headlines, searches for climate change are on the decline. That worries authors of a new study showing that even brief, involuntary attention to environmental issues ...

How the Seafloor of the Antarctic Ocean Is Changing And the Climate Is Following Suit

Experts have reconstructed the depth of the Southern Ocean at key phases in the last 34 million years of the Antarctic's climate ...

Dingoes Have Gotten Bigger Over the Last 80 Years, and Pesticides Might Be to Blame

The average size of a dingo is increasing, but only in areas where poison-baits are ...

Ancient sediment found in a central Texas cave appears to solve the mystery of why the Earth cooled suddenly about 13,000 years ...

California's Sinking Coastal Hotspots

Using precise measurements from state-of-the-art satellite-based radar that can detect the land surface rise and fall with millimeter accuracy, a research team has, for the first time, tracked the ...

Tiny Plants Crucial for Sustaining Dwindling Water Supplies: Global Analysis

Miniscule plants growing on desert soils can help drylands retain water and reduce erosion, researchers have ...

Short Wind Turns With Strong Cooling Effect

Why is the sea surface temperature of the northern tropics in the summer months often lower than expected? New research shows that a short-term, wind-driven wave phenomenon provides very efficient ...

Ancient Mountain Formation and Monsoons Helped Create a Modern Biodiversity Hotspot

Researchers examined the plant life in the China's Hengduan Mountains, the Himalaya Mountains, and the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Using DNA to build family trees of species, they learned that the ...

New Method Lets Scientists Peer Deeper Into Ocean

Researchers have advanced a new way to see into the ocean's depths, establishing an approach to detect algae and measure key properties using light. A new article reports using a laser-based ...

Analyzing Marine Ecosystems from 6,000 to 5,000 Years Ago to Anticipate Changes Caused by Global Warming

New research analyzes the potential implications in the distribution of the Argentinian hake caused by the warming of marine waters. The study is based on the analysis of the structure of the marine ...

Extensive Gas Leaks in the North Sea: Abandoned Wells

At abandoned oil and gas wells in the North Sea, considerable quantities of the potent greenhouse gas methane escape uncontrolled into the water. These leaks account for the dominant part of the ...

Increasing Arctic Freshwater Is Driven by Climate Change

Climate change is driving increasing amounts of freshwater into the Arctic Ocean. Within the next few decades, this will lead to increased freshwater moving into the North Atlantic Ocean, which could ...

U.S. Should Consider 'Stay-at-Home' Cooling Options During Pandemic

A new study from Australian scientists at the forefront of climate and health modelling suggests electric fans and water dousing could be a viable stay-at-home cooling strategy as the United States ...

Report Provides New Framework for Understanding Climate Risks, Impacts to US Agriculture

A new report focuses on how agricultural systems are impacted by climate change and offers a list of 20 indicators that provide a broad look at what's happening across the ...

New Current That Transports Water to Major 'Waterfall' Discovered in Deep Ocean

An international team discovered a previously unrecognized ocean current that transports water to one of the world's largest 'waterfalls' in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Bank ...

Accelerated Bone Deterioration in Last 70 Years at Famous Mesolithic Peat Bog in Peril

Alarming results from a 2019 survey of well-known archaeological site Ageröd reveal drastic bone and organic matter deterioration since the site's initial excavations in the 1940s, suggesting ...

Melting Arctic Sea Ice During the Summer of 2018

A study details the changes that occurred in the Arctic in September of 2018, a year when nearly 10 million kilometers of sea ice were lost throughout the summer. Its findings give an overview of how ...

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