The long memory of the Pacific Ocean

Cold waters that sank in polar regions hundreds of years ago during the Little Ice Age are still impacting deep Pacific Ocean temperature trends....

Greenhouse gases: First it was cows, now it’s larvae

A certain species of larva uses methane to propel itself, and it is even possible that this mechanism is accelerating the release of gases...

Scientists trace atmospheric rise in CO2 during deglaciation to deep Pacific Ocean

How carbon made it out of the ocean and into the atmosphere has remained one of the most important mysteries of science. A new...

The evolution of climate change activism studied by researcher

Climate change is a topic that is debated, doubted and covered by news outlets across the world. Now an academic is researching the evolution...

Who’s tougher? Baby sharks or daddy sharks?

One would assume that since humans and many animals tend to get stiffer and perhaps tougher as they reach adulthood, the same would be...

Software aims to reduce food waste by helping those in need

A research team is testing a new online tool to provide food to those in need by reducing food waste.

Revised Brazilian forest code may lead to increased legal deforestation in Amazon

Researchers show that up to 15 million hectares of forest risk losing protection owing to a new clause in the law under which state...

Poor outlook for biodiversity in Antarctica

The popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in a much better environmental shape than the rest of the world has been...

Historic space weather could clarify what’s next

Scientists have discovered an underlying repeatable pattern in how space weather activity changes with the solar cycle - having analysed solar activity for the...

Slight climate shifts can affect optimum water use in plant communities

A new discovery is providing scientists a better understanding of how rainfall is shared beneficially by the plant community and the human population, in...

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