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July 16, 2020

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Sea Turtles' Impressive Navigation Feats Rely on Surprisingly Crude 'Map'

Since the time of Charles Darwin, scientists have marvelled at sea turtles' impressive ability to make their way -- often over thousands of kilometers -- through the open ocean and back to the very ...

Dehydration Increases Amphibian Vulnerability to Climate Change

Amphibians have few options to avoid the underappreciated one-two punch of climate change, according to a new study. Rising summer temperatures are also resulting in higher rates of dehydration among ...

Study First to Show Tiger Sharks' Travels and Desired Hangouts in the Gulf of Mexico

From 2010 to 2018, scientists tagged 56 tiger sharks of varying life stages to track their movements via satellite. Movement patterns varied by life ...

Renewable Energy Transition Makes Dollars and Sense

Ne research has disproved the claim that the transition to renewable electricity systems will harm the global ...
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Monitoring Groundwater Changes More Precisely

A new method could help to track groundwater changes better than before. Researchers have compared gravity field data from the GRACE and GRACE-Follow On satellite missions with other measuring ...

Scientists Urge Caution, Further Assessment of Ecological Impacts Above Deep Sea Mining

A new study argues that deep-sea mining poses significant risks, not only to the area immediately surrounding mining operations but also to the water hundreds to thousands of feet above the seafloor, ...

A 'Regime Shift' Is Happening in the Arctic Ocean

Scientists find the growth of phytoplankton in the Arctic Ocean has increased 57 percent over just two decades, enhancing its ability to soak up carbon dioxide. While once linked to melting sea ice, ...

Tackling Coral Reefs' Thorny Problem: Crown-of-Thorns Starfish

Researchers have revealed the evolutionary history of the crown-of-thorns starfish -- a predator of coral that can devastate coral reefs. Their findings shed light on how the populations of these ...

Study Could Rewrite Earth's History

New research has found evidence to suggest that the Earth's first continents were not formed by subduction in a modern-like plate tectonics environment as previously thought, and instead may ...

Future Texas Hurricanes: Fast Like Ike or Slow Like Harvey?

Climate change will intensify winds that steer hurricanes north over Texas in the final 25 years of this century, increasing the odds for fast-moving storms like 2008's Ike compared to ...

1.5 Billion People Will Depend on Water from Mountains

Global water consumption has increased almost fourfold in the past 100 years, and many regions can only meet their water demand thanks to essential contributions from mountain regions. In 30 years, ...

Tree Rings Show Unprecedented Rise in Extreme Weather in South America

A new South American Drought Atlas reveals that unprecedented widespread, intense droughts and unusually wet periods have been on the rise since the mid-20th ...

Climate Change May Cause Extreme Waves in Arctic

Extreme ocean surface waves with a devastating impact on coastal communities and infrastructure in the Arctic may become larger due to climate change, according to a new ...

Microplastic Pollution Harms Lobster Larvae, study Finds

Microplastic fiber pollution in the ocean impacts larval lobsters at each stage of their development, according to new research. A study reports that the fibers affect the animals' feeding and ...

First Direct Evidence of Ocean Mixing Across the Gulf Stream

A new study provides first direct evidence for Gulf Stream blender effect, identifying a new mechanism of mixing water across the swift-moving current. The results have important implications for ...

Earth's Magnetic Field Can Change 10 Times Faster Than Previously Thought

A new study reveals that changes in the direction of the Earth's magnetic field may take place 10 times faster than previously ...

MOSAiC Floe: Sea Ice Formation

The New Siberian Islands were the birthplace of the MOSAiC floe: the sea ice in which the research vessel Polarstern is now drifting through the Arctic was formed off the coast of the archipelago, ...

Heatwave Trends Accelerate Worldwide

The first comprehensive worldwide assessment of heatwaves down to regional levels has revealed that in nearly every part of the world heatwaves have been increasing in frequency and duration since ...

Rising Water Temperatures Could Endanger the Mating of Many Fish Species

In a new meta-study, experts have published ground-breaking findings on the effects of climate change for fish stock around the ...

Typhoon Changed Earthquake Patterns

Intensive erosion can temporarily change the earthquake activity (seismicity) of a region ...

Geologists Identify Deep-Earth Structures That May Signal Hidden Metal Lodes

Scientists have discovered previously unrecognized structural lines 100 miles or more down in the earth that appear to signal the locations of giant deposits of copper, lead, zinc and other vital ...

The South Pole has been warming at more than three times the global average over the past 30 years, according to recent ...

Plastic Recycling from Europe Is Being Dumped in Asian Waters

New research has for the first time quantified the volume of plastic from European countries (EU, UK, Switzerland and Norway) that contributes to ocean littering from exported ...

Over the past 150 years, global warming has more than undone the global cooling that occurred over the past six millennia, according to a major new ...

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