Researchers use satellite imaging to map groundwater use in California’s central valley

New work from UC San Diego could be revolutionary for managing groundwater use in agricultural regions around the world, as groundwater monitoring and management have been notoriously difficult to carry out due to lack of ....

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Greenland is on track to lose ice faster than in any century over 12,000 years: study

The edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Credit: Jason Briner If human societies don't sharply curb emissions of greenhouse gases, Greenland's rate of ice loss this century is likely to greatly outpace that of any ....

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Solar storms could be more extreme if they ‘slipstream’ behind each other

The 23 July 2012 event recorded by STEREO Modeling of an extreme space weather event that narrowly missed Earth in 2012 shows it could have been even worse if paired with another event. The findings ....

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The Arctic is burning in a whole new way

A wildfire burns in an Alaskan boreal forest. Credit: Merritt Turetsky "Zombie fires" and burning of fire-resistant vegetation are new features driving Arctic fires—with strong consequences for the global climate—warn international fire scientists in a ....

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Ancient Adelie penguin colony revealed by snowmelt at Cape Irizar, Ross Sea, Antarctica

Cape Irizar, Ross Sea, Antarctica, 20 Jan. 2016. Credit: Steven Emslie Researcher Steven Emslie encountered a puzzle at Cape Irizar, a rocky cape located just south of the Drygalski Ice Tongue on the Scott Coast, ....

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Back to Venus: Upstart company wants to beat NASA in search for life

The recent discovery by Earth-based radio telescopes of a gas called phosphine in Venus' atmosphere sparked a new wave of enthusiasm among scientists, who had for years defended the hypothesis that tiny organisms could live ....

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Major wind-driven ocean currents are shifting toward the poles

Satellite observational sea surface temperature anomaly during the last five years (2015-2019), reference to the first five years (1982-1986). Credit: Alfred-Wegener-Institut/Gerrit Lohmann The severe droughts in the USA and Australia are the first sign that ....

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