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December 9, 2020

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First-Known Fossil Iguana Burrow Found in the Bahamas

The fossilized burrow dates back to the Late Pleistocene Epoch, about 115,000 years ago, and is located on the island of San Salvador -- best known as the likely spot where Christopher Columbus made ...

Silky Sharks Find Hope in Atlantic, Remain Targets in Indo-Pacific

New research shows that conservation efforts in the Atlantic Ocean may be working for one of the most popular -- and endangered -- species that ends up in the global shark fin ...

Coral Recovery During a Prolonged Heatwave Offers New Hope

Biologists have discovered how some corals managed to survive a globally unprecedented heatwave, in a first-ever study that provides new hope for the long-term survival of coral reefs in the face of ...

Hard and Fast Emission Cuts Slow Warming in the Next 20 Years

A new study shows that strong and rapid action to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases will help to slow down the rate of global warming over the next twenty ...
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Environmental Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic, as Observed from Space

COVID-19 has changed the way we live and work, as various health and safety restrictions keep more of us at home more often. The resulting changes to our behavior are already impacting the ...

Satellite Tag Tracks Activity Levels of Highly Migratory Species Across the Vast Ocean

Scientists have released a new activity data product application for marine animal tracking. The technology is designed to remotely track and transmit data gathered on an animal's activity ...

Researchers Discover Life in Deep Ocean Sediments at or Above Water's Boiling Point

Biologists found single-celled organisms living in sediments 1180 meters beneath the ocean at temperatures of 120 degrees ...

Coasts Drown as Coral Reefs Collapse Under Warming and Acidification

The coastal protection coral reefs currently provide will start eroding by the end of the century, as the world continues to warm and the oceans acidify. The rate of erosion of calcium carbonate on ...

Cluster of Alaskan Islands Could Be Single, Interconnected Giant Volcano

A small group of volcanic islands in Alaska's Aleutian chain might be part of a single, undiscovered giant volcano, say scientists. If the researchers' suspicions are correct, the newfound ...

Satellite-Tagged Bottles Show Promise for Tracking Plastic Litter Through Rivers

A new study demonstrates the potential for plastic bottles tagged with tracking devices to deepen our understanding of how plastic pollution moves through ...

Scientists predict Greenland ice sheet will pass a threshold beyond which it will never fully regrow and sea levels will be permanently higher in as little as 600 years under current climate change ...

Geoscientists Use Zircon to Trace Origin of Earth's Continents

Geoscientists have long known that some parts of the continents formed in the Earth's deep past, but the speed in which land rose above global seas -- and the exact shapes that land masses ...

What Will the Climate Be Like When Earth's Next Supercontinent Forms?

In roughly 200 million years, the continents will once again unite into a supercontinent. A new study explores how the next Pangea could affect the global ...

Seismic Activity of New Zealand's Alpine Fault More Complex Than Suspected

New evidence of a 19th century earthquake on New Zealand's Alpine fault suggests that in at least one portion of the fault, smaller earthquakes may occur in between such large rupture ...

Cost of Planting, Protecting Trees to Fight Climate Change Could Jump

Planting trees and preventing deforestation are considered key climate change mitigation strategies, but a new analysis finds the cost of preserving and planting trees to hit certain global emissions ...

Octogenarian Snapper Found Off Australia Becomes Oldest Tropical Reef Fish by Two Decades

An 81-year-old midnight snapper caught off the coast of Western Australia has taken the title of the oldest tropical reef fish recorded anywhere in the world. The octogenarian fish was found at the ...

New Research Reveals 'Megatrends' That Will Affect Forests in the Next Decade

A group of experts from academic, governmental and international organisations have identified five large-scale 'megatrends' affecting forests and forest communities. These are likely to ...

Watching the Arctic Thaw in Fast-Forward

The frozen permafrost in the Arctic is thawing on an alarming scale. By analyzing an annual record of satellite images, researchers have now confirmed these findings: thermokarst lakes in Alaska are ...

Engineers Combine Light and Sound to See Underwater

Engineers have developed an airborne method for imaging underwater objects by combining light and sound to break through the seemingly impassable barrier at the interface of air and ...

Report Assesses Promises and Pitfalls of Private Investment in Conservation

Scientists, lawyers, investors and economists explore how privately financed conservation projects can generate both financial returns and positive conservation ...

Jaguars Robust to Climate Extremes but Lack of Food Threatens Species

Researchers lead a world-first investigation into the chances of wild jaguars surviving climate extremes with six scenarios modelling the behavior, mating, births of cubs, competition, illegal ...

Even Razor Clams on Sparsely Populated Olympic Coast Can't Escape Plastics

Researchers found microplastics in Pacific razor clams on Washington's sparsely populated Olympic Coast -- proof, they say, that even in more remote regions, coastal organisms can't escape ...

How Stable Is the Antarctic Ice Sheet?

As temperatures rise due to climate change, the melting of polar ice sheets is accelerating. An international team of scientists has now examined the dynamics of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet more ...

Mine Ponds Amplify Mercury Risks in Peru's Amazon

The proliferation of pits and ponds created in recent years by miners digging for gold in Peru's Amazon has altered the landscape and amplified the risk of mercury poisoning, a new study shows. ...

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