Amazon study shows big conservation gains possible for imperilled freshwater ecosystems

Flona Tapajós, Pará, Brasil. Credit: Marizilda Cruppe - Rede Amazônia Sustantável A new study by an international team of environmental scientists in the Brazilian Amazon shows that redesigned conservation projects could deliver big gains for ....

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The world’s southernmost tree grows in one of the windiest places on Earth, but climate change is shifting those winds

On Isla Hornos, Magellan’s beech trees grow in wind-protected nooks and crannies. Credit: Andres Holz, CC BY-ND In 2019, my research team and I found the world's southernmost tree on an island at the edge ....

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Pattern in whale songs predicts migration

First author William Oestreich observing whales aboard the off the coast of Monterey Bay, California. Credit: Dr. Jeremy Goldbogen Through the use of two advanced audio recording technologies, a collaboration of Monterey Bay researchers has ....

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Climate: Iodic acid influences cloud formation at the North Pole

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The Arctic is warming two or three times faster than the rest of the planet. This amplified warming is due to several factors, but the relative importance of each one remains ....

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Hubble watches exploding star fade into oblivion

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured the quick, fading celebrity status of a supernova, the self-detonation of a star. The Hubble snapshots have been assembled into a telling movie of the titanic stellar blast ....

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How harmful algae respond to rising water temperatures

To help better understand how temperature influences harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Delaware, University of Delaware researchers looked at the effect of temperature changes on the physiology of three species that live in the Delaware ....

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Antarctic sea ice may not cap carbon emissions as much as previously thought

The prevailing theory has been that sea ice can act as a lid to keep carbon in the ocean from escaping back to the atmosphere. However, researchers at MIT have now identified a counteracting effect ....

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