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Study Finds Arctic Sea Ice Thinning

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Study Finds Arctic Sea Ice Thinning

Source: LiveScience/Laura Geggel - March 5, 2015

Arctic sea ice — the ice that freezes and floats on Arctic waters — is thinning at a steadier and faster rate than researchers previously thought, a more…

Could Siberian Snow Cover be Behind Severe U.S. Winter?

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Could Siberian Snow Cover be Behind Severe U.S. Winter?

Source: Bloomberg/Brian Sullivan - March 4, 2015

(Bloomberg) -- For meteorologists, winter ended on Sunday. They like to cut the year into neat three-month blocks to make research easier.

So, with the more…

New Source of Zero-Emission, Renewable Energy in Australia

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New Source of Zero-Emission, Renewable Energy in Australia

Source: Good/Rafi Schwartz - March 3, 2015

It’s not the size of the buoy that counts. It’s the motion in the ocean.

Actually, both are pretty important. At least, they are when it more…

Companies are Failing to Adequately Prepare for Climate Change

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Companies are Failing to Adequately Prepare for Climate Change

Source: Phys.org/University of Queensland - March 2, 2015

Companies are failing to develop the resilience they will need to cope with climate change, say two business experts from The University of Queensland.

Dr more…

Cool Pacific Ocean Offsetting Global Warming

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Cool Pacific Ocean Offsetting Global Warming

Source: Science/Carolyn Gramling - February 27, 2015

Where’s the heat? Greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide, continue to be pumped into the atmosphere, but sometime around 1998, the rise in Earth’s average temperatures more…

Chemicals Ban Working Reports Himalayas Ice Study

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Chemicals Ban Working Reports Himalayas Ice Study

Source: Phys.org/Lancaster University - February 26, 2015

A unique study of frozen ice cores from the Tibetan Himalayas has shown that international agreements on phasing out the use of toxic persistent organic more…

Pacific Northwest Among Hardest Hit Regions in National Ocean Acidification Study

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Pacific Northwest Among Hardest Hit Regions in National Ocean Acidification Study

Source: The Oregonian/OregonLive/Kelly House - February 25, 2015

The Natural Resources Defense Council released a report today that won't come as a surprise to Northwest shellfish growers.

Ocean acidification--a chemical imbalance in the water caused by carbon more…

Cryogenically Frozen Life Forms Are Waking Up

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Cryogenically Frozen Life Forms Are Waking Up

Source: Gizmodo/Maddie Stone - February 24, 2015

What's happening in Siberia's thawing permafrost and Greenland's melting glaciers sounds borderline supernatural. Ancient viruses, bacteria, plants, and even animals have been cryogenically frozen there more…

Dumping Snow in the Ocean, What are the Affects?

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Dumping Snow in the Ocean, What are the Affects?

Source: The Weather Channel/Michele Berger - February 23, 2015

With record snowfall accumulating in and around Boston this year — February has been the snowiest month on record — city and state officials have more…

Marine Animals Much Larger Compared To Ancient Times

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Marine Animals Much Larger Compared To Ancient Times

Source: ScienceNews/Kate Baggaley - February 20, 2015

Marine animals have become much bigger over time, scientists report February 20 in Science. This finding lends evidence to Cope’s rule, which states that animals often evolve to more…

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