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Melting 'Ice Plug' In East Antarctica Would Uncork Up To 13 Feet Of Global Sea-Level Rise
May 06, 2014 15:22 PM E
Scientists for the first time have described an "ice plug" that is holding back an ice sheet in East Antarctica. If that plug melts, the resulting dozen feet of sea-level rise would be unstoppable.
Scientists To Design Farm Animals Suited For Global Warming
Scientists Developing ‘Heat-Resistant’ Farm Animals To Feed Warming Planet
May 06, 2014 09:32 AM E
As the globe warms, scientists are rushing to develop plant and animal species resistant to hotter temperatures.
Pesticide Frees Wild Finch Of Parasitic Fly
Self-Fumigation? Endangered Birds On Galapagos Given Treated Cotton To Kill Parasites In Nest
May 06, 2014 09:32 AM E
Wild finches in the Galapagos Islands are weaving cotton into their nests laced with a pesticide researchers hope will protect the endangered species from an invasive nest fly.
Algae Sees Wide Array Of Colors, Researchers Say
Aquatic Algae See 'Surprisingly' Brilliant Array Of Color Beneath Ocean
May 04, 2014 14:30 PM E
Aquatic algae see a surprisingly vast array of color, researchers say.
Swedish lake
Chemical Compositions Of Lakes Leaves Clues To How Global Warming Will Affect Underwater Ecosystems
May 04, 2014 14:05 PM E
By testing the chemical compositions of lakes, a team of scientists will be able to see how global warming affects underwater ecosystems.
global warming
100 Years Of Global Warming Shows That Temperature Changes Have Been Inconsistent
May 04, 2014 13:11 PM E
A new analysis of 100 years-worth of temperature changes across the globe has found that they have been relatively inconsistent, depending on where in the world you look.
Shells Of Tiny Snail Dissolved By Acidic Ocean Waters.
Acidic Ocean Water Is Dissolving Sea Snail's Shells
May 03, 2014 20:15 PM E
The shells of tiny marine snails called pteropods are being dissolved by the acidity of ocean water, NOAA scientists found in a study that suggests a disturbing sign of potential impacts on marine life as ocean waters absorb carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere from human sources.
Killer Whale
Ocean Noise Pollution Could Be Affecting Whales And Dolphins More Than We Thought
May 02, 2014 12:16 PM E
Commercial sonar systems used on most boats and by fishermen weren't thought to be audible to whales and dolphins. A new study suggests that's not true.
NOAA map of tornado tracks near Little Rock, Arkansas
Florida And The South Face Floods And Tornadoes Of Epic Proportions [PHOTOS]
May 01, 2014 13:01 PM E
More than two feet of rain inundated coastal Alabama and the Florida panhandle, leaving several dead and residents trying to cope.
wetlands
Wetlands Responsible For Recent Increase In Atmospheric Methane
Apr 29, 2014 17:38 PM E
Wetland emissions are hugely responsible for an exponential rise in the levels of atmospheric methane.
barn swallow
Birds Are Developing Resistance To Radiation Leftover From Chernobyl Disaster
Apr 28, 2014 11:40 AM E
Some birds living near the former Chernobyl power plant are developing a resistance to the high levels of radiation left over from the nuclear explosion that occurred 28 years ago.
New Study Reveals Global Warming As The Cause For California's Drought And Bitter Cold
Scientists Link Global Warming To Harsh Winter And California’s Drought
Apr 27, 2014 20:59 PM E
Scientists use computer simulations to determine global warming has caused this year’s severe winter conditions and California’s drought. It is predicted to only worsen future winter extremes.
Fishermen Concerned About Restoration of Fisheries Since Gulf Oil Spill
Fishermen Concerned About Seafood 4 Years After Gulf Oil Spill
Apr 27, 2014 20:47 PM E
Fishermen who work in the Gulf of Mexico said some of the fisheries have not recovered in the four years since the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon that resulted in a spill of millions of gallons of oil. A new study found oil from the spill linked to heart abnormalities in many species of fish, including tuna, amberjack, and swordfish.
trees
Beetle-Infested Trees Are Causing Water Levels To Rise, And Its Quality To Worsen
Apr 27, 2014 14:17 PM E
Bark beetles are destroying trees throughout the Western mountain landscape, and it's causing water levels to rise in certain areas.
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