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October 18, 2020

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Arctic Ocean Sediments Reveal Permafrost Thawing During Past Climate Warming

Sea floor sediments of the Arctic Ocean can reveal how permafrost responds to climate warming. Researchers have found evidence of past permafrost ...

COVID-19 Lockdowns Averted Tens of Thousands of Premature Deaths Related to Air Pollution, Study Finds

Scientists have found that particulate matter concentrations in China dropped by an unprecedented 29.7 percent, and by 17.1 percent in parts of ...
A pioneering technique which captures precisely how mountains bend to the will of raindrops has helped solve a long-standing ...

Unprecedented Energy Use Since 1950 Has Transformed Humanity's Geologic Footprint

A new study makes clear the extraordinary speed and scale of increases in energy use, economic productivity and global population that have pushed ...
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While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten millions of lives around the world, the first half of 2020 saw an unprecedented decline in carbon dioxide emissions -- larger than during ...

The Deep Sea Is Slowly Warming

New research reveals temperatures in the deep sea fluctuate more than scientists previously thought and a warming trend is now detectable at the bottom of the ...

Arctic Weather Observations Can Improve Hurricane Track Forecast Accuracy

Comparison of mid-range forecast model accuracy of Atlantic hurricane tracks from 2007 to 2019 revealed that when strong winds associated with upper-level troughs caused hurricanes to move northward, ...

Atmospheric Dust Levels Are Rising in the Great Plains

A study finds that atmospheric dust levels are rising across the Great Plains at a rate of up to 5% per year. The trend of rising dust parallels expansion of cropland and even seasonal crop cycles. ...

Hurricanes, Heavy Rains Are Critical for Hawai'i's Groundwater Supply

New research indicates that rain brought to the islands by hurricanes and Kona storms can often be the most important precipitation for re-supplying groundwater in many regions of the island of ...

Unique View Into the New Arctic

With the return of the Polarstern, the largest Arctic expedition of all times has come to a successful end. For more than a year, the German research icebreaker traveled in 5 cruise legs with more ...

Darwin's Theory About Coral Reef Atolls Is Fatally Flawed

Charles Darwin's 1842 theory about the formation of ring-shaped reefs, called atolls, is incorrect, but 'it's so beautiful, so simple and pleasing' that it still appears in ...

Scientist Gains Fresh Insight Into the Origins of Earthquakes

The speed and intensity with which seismic waves propagate after an earthquake depend mainly on forces occurring deep inside the rocks along a fault line, according to a new study. His sophisticated ...

Australian Valley a 'Natural Laboratory' to Test Carbon Sequestration Theory

An idea to enhance natural carbon capture from olivine weathering has never been tested at scale. Geoscientists have proposed the Tweed Valley as a laboratory and gained some interesting initial ...

Geologists Solve Puzzle That Could Predict Valuable Rare Earth Element Deposits

Pioneering new research has helped geologists solve a long-standing puzzle that could help pinpoint new, untapped concentrations of some the most valuable rare earth ...

Droughts Are Threatening Global Wetlands

Scientists have shown how droughts are threatening the health of wetlands globally. Scientists highlight the many physical and chemical changes occurring during droughts that lead to severe, and ...

The Colorado River's Water Supply Is Predictable Owing to Long-Term Ocean Memory

A team of scientists at Utah State University has developed a new tool to forecast drought and water flow in the Colorado River several years in advance. Although the river's headwaters are in ...

Most Nations Failing to Protect Nature in COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Plans

The COVID-19 pandemic provides an opportunity to reset the global economy and reverse decades of ecosystem and species losses, but most countries are failing to invest in nature-related economic ...

New Species of Aquatic Mice Discovered, Cousins of One of the World's Rarest Mammals

Scientists have discovered two new species of 'stilt mice,' semi-aquatic African rodents with extra-long feet that they stand up on like a kangaroo. The mice wade in streams and dip their ...

Polar Ice, Atmospheric Water Vapor Biggest Drivers of Variation Among Climate Models

Researchers have found varying projections on global warming trends put forth by climate change scientists can be explained by differing models' predictions regarding ice loss and atmospheric ...

Rising nitrous oxide emissions are jeopardizing the climate goals of the Paris Agreement, according to a major new study. The growing use of nitrogen fertilizers in the production of food worldwide ...

Researchers Find Consistent Mercury Levels in Arctic Seals

Ringed seals and other Arctic marine mammals are important in the diet of Arctic Indigenous peoples. A study spanning 45 years of testing indicates that mercury concentrations in ringed seals from ...

Broken Promises: Almost 80 Percent of Threatened Species Lack Sufficient Protection

A failure by governments to deliver on commitments under a global nature conservation treaty, the Convention on Biological Diversity, could have devastating effects. The warning comes after a ...

Climate Change Could Mean Fewer Sunny Days for Hot Regions Banking on Solar Power

Changes to regional climates brought on by global warming could make it so that areas such as the American Southwest that are currently considered ideal for solar power would be less viable in the ...

Unusually Shallow Earthquake Ruptures in Chinese Fracking Field

An unusually shallow earthquake triggered by hydraulic fracturing in a Chinese shale gas field could change how experts view the risks of fracking for faults that lie very near the Earth's ...

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