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Surprisingly High Chlorine Levels In Arctic Air Are Both A Symptom And Cause Of Climate Change, According To New Study
Jan 14, 2014 09:52 AM E
Scientists have found unusually high levels of chlorine in the Arctic atmosphere off Barrow in Alaska, according to a new study published in Nature Geoscience, and are saying that it is both a symptom and cause of climate change.
fertilizer
Fertilizing Our Crops With Urine: One Project Promises To Replace Chemicals With Sustainability
Jan 13, 2014 20:18 PM E
The Rich Earth Institute in Vermont has developed a sustainable approach to fertilizing crops with urine, which promises to get rid of the chemical fertilizers.
Dry riverbed
Droughts Could Economically Wreck Southern Europe By 2100: Study Predicts High Costs Of Global Warming
Jan 09, 2014 09:56 AM E
A new study predicts that by 2100, river beds all over Europe will dry up, leading to serious economic damages, with Southern Europe hit hardest.
Eyjafjallajökull
Plutonium From Nuclear Tests Still High In The Air, But Volcanos Could Bring It Closer To Earth, Study Says
Jan 07, 2014 14:03 PM E
New research shows that the radioactive effects of Cold War nuclear testing still linger high in the atmosphere, with bits of plutonium attached to aerosol particles in the stratosphere.
NYC Climate Map
Big Cities Aren't As Green As You Think: Suburbs Effectively Wipe Out Climate Benefits Of Urban Living
Jan 07, 2014 09:32 AM E
A new study out of the University of California, Berkeley suggests that big cities are less green than previously thought.
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Earthquake Lights: Mysterious Glow That Signals Quakes Is Linked To Rift Zones
Jan 06, 2014 18:04 PM E
A new study finds that earthquake lights, a phenomenon in which mysterious lights appear before quakes, are more likely to occur along continental rifts. Earthquake lights have been observed for centuries, but until recently they weren't taken seriously by scientists. Electrical charges in rocks cause the lights to appear, which can shoot up into the sky or run along the ground.
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Polar Vortex 2014 Brings Rare, Widespread Arctic Freeze To Huge Swath Of US
Jan 06, 2014 15:59 PM E
The 2014 polar vortex has brought frigid temperatures to the U.S., with some of the lowest temperatures in 20 years. A polar vortex as large as the current one pushes south into the U.S. only once a decade or so. The frigid, below-zero temperatures should abate later this week.
El Nino Has Dramatically Slowed The Melting Of A Major Antarctic Glacier
El Niño Helped Slow Global Warming: Pine Island Glacier In The Antarctic Melted Half As Slowly In 2012 As It Did In 2010
Jan 02, 2014 16:42 PM E
La Nina, the Yin to El Nino's Yang, helped cut the melting rate of one Antarctic glaciers (the Pine Island Glacier) by half.
Global Warming
Climate Change Will Be 'Catastrophic' by 2100, Raising Sea Levels By 'Many Meters,' According To New Study
Dec 31, 2013 15:38 PM E
Scientists in England say they've created a better model for predicting global warming. The results? We're looking at 'catastrophic' climate change as early as 2100.
Global Warming Affects The Ocean
Staggering Decline In Deep-Sea Marine Life Expected By 2100 Due To Climate Change, With North Atlantic Hit Hardest
Dec 31, 2013 09:45 AM E
In less than 100 years, the North Atlantic ocean is expected to lose 38 percent of its total biomass due to climate change, and other ocean areas will be almost nearly as negatively affected, a new study reports.
Aerial view of mangroves on the Atlantic coast
Mangroves Pushed Further North By Climate Change: Without Frozen Winter Nights, Formerly Threatened Forests Flourish
Dec 31, 2013 08:53 AM E
A new study shows that in the past three decades, mangroves along the Atlantic coast of Florida are being pushed north by climate change.
Antarctic Heritage Trust
Lost Antarctica Photos: Unearthed Negatives From Shackleton Expedition Yield Century-Old Photos
Dec 30, 2013 14:14 PM E
Undeveloped negatives discovered earlier this year at Robert Falcon Scott's Cape Evans hut have yielded pictures of the Ross Sea Party, which inhabited the hut between 1915 and 1917. The cellulose nitrate negatives were uncovered by New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust. Two of the photos depict Alexander Stevens, the party's chief scie...
Manatee Deaths Break Record In Florida
Manatee Deaths Break Record in Florida; 'Red Tide' and Other Mysterious Ailment Blamed
Dec 30, 2013 09:41 AM E
A recording-breaking number of Manatee deaths in Florida during the past year is blamed on the toxic algae bloom that causes Red Tide in the Gulf of Mexico, while a second, more mysterious, cause of death has killed manatees, as well as pelicans and dolphins, in the Indian River Lagoon on the Sunshine State's Atlantic Coast.
psittacosaurus
Dinosaur Skin Study Reveals That Most Were Scaly Like Reptiles, Not Feathery Like Birds
Dec 28, 2013 18:20 PM E
Possibly ending speculation about whether feathers were a common evolutionary trait in dinosaurs that eventually led to birds, a new study has found that the majority of dinosaurs were scaly, rather than feathery.
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