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plankton
Tropical Plankton Invade Arctic Waters
Jul 26, 2012 02:30 AM E
Tropical plankton usually found in warm climates have been observed living in the Arctic Ocean off the northwest coast of Svalbard. This is the first time tropical and subtropical species of marine protozoa have been found living so for north.
Goodyear looking at soybean oil for tires.
Goodyear Developing Soybean Tires, Could Conserve 7 Million Gallons Of Oil Each Year
Jul 25, 2012 17:46 PM E
Goodyear hopes to have a soybean-oil based rubber tire on the road as early as 2015, the company announced today. In addition to the 7 millions of gallons of petroleum oil the soybean oil could replace during the manufacturing of the tires, they also reduce energy consumption at the factories and have a tread life that is 10 percent longer than conventional tires.
ice sheet melting
Greenland Ice Sheet Melted at Unprecedented Rate in July
Jul 25, 2012 01:39 AM E
Satellite images of Greenland's surface shows that for several days this month, the ice cover on the island melted over a larger area than at any time in more than 30 years of satellite observations.
dolphin
Dolphin Death Due To ‘Perfect Storm’ Of Cold Water And Oil Spill
Jul 23, 2012 09:03 AM E
Dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico were caused by a perfect storm of cold water temperatures coupled with the 2010 BP oil spill, according to a new study, published in the journal PLoS ONE.
ocean eddy
Dumping Iron Into Oceans Could Sink Carbon, Slow Global Warming
Jul 20, 2012 02:33 AM E
An international team of scientists has finally published the results of a 2004 experiment to fertilize oceans with iron in an effort to reduce the carbon at the surface of the water and potentially slow global warming.
volcano mantle artist rendering
X-Rays Show Origins of Volcano Hot Spots
Jul 19, 2012 02:50 AM E
Scientists have used X-rays to expose the extreme conditions in the Earth's core that lead to volcanoes, offering observational evidence that volcanic hot spots are indeed caused by giant plumes of magma flowing upward from within the Earth.
petermann glacier
Massive Iceberg Twice the Size of Manhattan Breaks Off of Greenland Glacier
Jul 17, 2012 21:30 PM E
The humongous ice island is 46 square miles and separated from the Petermann Glacier. Two years ago, another massive iceberg broke away from the same spot - that one was nearly twice as big and was one of the largest ever recorded in Greenland.
cow
Climate Change Stresses Out Cows, Lowers Milk Production
Jul 17, 2012 00:58 AM E
Hot and sticky weather isn't just uncomfortable for humans. Cows living in humid climates become stressed and produce less milk, and with global temperatures on the rise there may not be much relief in sight.
thermometer
Extreme Weather in June 2012 Makes it the Fourth Hottest on Record
Jul 16, 2012 22:46 PM E
The hot weather experienced all over the planet this past month has made June of this year the fourth hottest month of June since record keeping began in 1880.
Mosquito
Mutant Mosquito Prepped For Key West Release
Jul 16, 2012 11:00 AM E
A swarm of mutant mosquitos could soon be flying though Key West, Fla.
nuclear test
Nuclear Weapons Labs Repurposed by Climate Scientists
Jul 15, 2012 23:28 PM E
Climate scientists are taking up residence in key Cold War research laboratories used decades ago to model nuclear bomb blasts and track radioactivity.
coral reef
Coral Reefs Come Back to Life After Shutdown Caused by Climate Change
Jul 06, 2012 22:18 PM E
Nearly 2,500 years ago, the coral reefs along Panama's Pacific coast completely collapsed due to natural climate change. The history of the reefs shows that the coral organism can bounce back from devastating climate changes, the likes of which the world hasn't seen for millennia. Until now.
volcano eruption
Small Volcanic Eruptions Can Cool Global Climate
Jul 06, 2012 21:26 PM E
An international research team led by the University of Saskatchewan has discovered that aerosols from relatively small volcanic eruptions can be lifted into the high atmosphere by weather systems such as monsoons, where they can affect global temperatures.
phytoplankton bloom in north atlantic
Swirling Eddies Trigger Phytoplankton Bloom in North Atlantic
Jul 06, 2012 20:04 PM E
In the spring and summer, the North Atlantic explodes with color as microscopic plants called phytoplankton bloom green and white atop the water and now scientists have found a new trigger for the flourishing phytoplankton.
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