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Coral reefs and squat lobsters flourished 150 million years ago

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Coral reefs and the abundant life they support are increasingly threatened today, but a snapshot of a coral…
USGS Estimates 53.8 Trillion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas Hydrate Resources in the Alaska North Slope

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The Alaska North Slope contains an estimated 53.8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas hydrate resources, according to…
Guppies teach us why evolution happens

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Guppies, a perennial pet store favorite, have helped a UC Riverside scientist unlock a key question about evolution:…
Atlantic Ocean may get a jump start from the other side of the world

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A key question for climate scientists in recent years has been whether the Atlantic Ocean’s main circulation system…
New research identifies a climate signature in rivers globally

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A new study, led by scientists from the University of Bristol and published in the journal Nature, discovers…
Synthetic fuels could help shrink transport sector’s carbon footprint

2 days ago

Synthetic fuels, made using carbon captured from the air, farm waste or biomass, could help the transport sector…
A new way to measure the path of water

3 days ago

When a chemical spills, it’s important to know how quickly the spill will spread. When irrigating a crop,…
U of T alumnus Cédric Aria at the main Marble Canyon quarry site in Canada’s Kootenay National Park during the summer of 2014 (photo by Jean-Bernard Caron)
Researchers discover tiny, 500-million-year-old predecessor to scorpions and spiders

6 days ago

Paleontologists working on the world-renowned Burgess Shale have revealed a new species named Mollisonia plenovenatrix, which they describe as the…
How long does a whale feed? New data gives insight into blue and fin whale behavior

September 12, 2019

Researchers using electronic tags were able to monitor blue and fin whales off the coast of Southern California…
Kīlauea lava fuels phytoplankton bloom off Hawai‘i Island

September 12, 2019

When Kīlauea Volcano erupted in 2018, it injected millions of cubic feet of molten lava into the nutrient-poor…
Deepwater Horizon oil buried in Gulf Coast beaches could take more than 30 years to biodegrade

September 11, 2019

Golf ball-size clods of weathered crude oil originating from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon catastrophe could remain buried in…
Tides don’t always flush water out to sea, study shows

September 11, 2019

By area, tidal flats make up more than 50 percent of Willapa Bay in southwest Washington state, making…
Europe’s oldest lake traces 1.4 million years of Mediterranean climate

September 11, 2019

New research by an international team of scientists, led by the University of Cologne and including the University…
Study reveals new patterns of key ocean nutrient

September 11, 2019

The nutrient phosphate may be less abundant in the global ocean than previously thought, according to a new…
Satellite Data Record Shows Climate Change’s Impact on Fires

September 11, 2019

Hot and dry. These are the watchwords for large fires. While every fire needs a spark to ignite…
Climate Change is now “Inevitable” and the World must Adapt, Warns the Global Commission on Adaptation in a New Report

September 10, 2019

In its latest report “Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience” (released during various events…
Soft-bodied swimming robot uses only light for power and steering

September 10, 2019

In a paper in Science Robotics, materials scientists from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering describe a new…
Deep-sea sediments lead to new understanding of solar system

September 9, 2019

A day is the time for Earth to make one complete rotation on its axis, and a year…
Climate change could bring short-term gain, long-term pain for loggerhead turtles

September 6, 2019

An overwhelming scientific consensus affirms that for thousands of species across the globe, climate change is an immediate…
Breakdown in Coral Spawning Places Species at Risk of Extinction

September 6, 2019

Coral reefs are among the most diverse and productive ecosystems on our planet. But due to climate change…
Plant Research Could Benefit Wastewater Treatment, Biofuels and Antibiotics

September 6, 2019

Chinese and Rutgers scientists have discovered how aquatic plants cope with water pollution, a major ecological question that…
In the Seattle lab, the team cultured 36 species of marine microbes and then tested their ability to produce sulfonates. Each phytoplankton type has its own unique set of pigments that absorb and reflect different wavelengths of light, creating the range of colors in the test tubes. Image credit: Bryndan Durham/University of Washington
New study tracks sulfur-based metabolism in the open ocean

September 5, 2019

One of the planet’s most active ecosystems is one most people rarely encounter and scientists are only starting…
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An Inside Look at Hurricane Dorian from a Mini Satellite

September 5, 2019

A new view of Hurricane Dorian shows the layers of the storm, as seen by an experimental NASA…
Underwater soundscapes reveal differences in marine environments

September 5, 2019

Storms, boat traffic, animal noises and more contribute to the underwater sound environment in the ocean, even in…
Marine ecological forecasts are a new tool for climate adaptation

September 4, 2019

Senior Researcher Mark Payne at DTU Aqua is one of a handful of researchers in Europe who are…
Researchers use vintage film to show Thwaites Glacier ice shelf in Antarctica melting faster than previously observed

September 3, 2019

Newly digitized vintage film has doubled how far back scientists can peer into the history of underground ice…
Humans were changing the planet earlier than we knew

September 2, 2019

Humans had caused significant landcover change on Earth up to 4000 years earlier than previously thought, University of…
Oxygen depletion in ancient oceans caused major mass extinction

September 2, 2019

Late in the prehistoric Silurian Period, around 420 million years ago, a devastating mass extinction event wiped 23…
The famous old Titanic is disappearing into time – a new expedition observed the corrosion

September 2, 2019

RMS Titanic was a grand ship in 1912. It was first ordered in 1908, laid down in 1909,…
Team creates first high-resolution global map of surface ocean phosphate

August 29, 2019

An international team of Earth system scientists and oceanographers has created the first high-resolution global map of surface…
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