Studies investigate marine heatwaves, shifting ocean currents

Two new studies investigate marine heatwaves and currents at the edge of the continental shelf, which impact regional ocean circulation and marine life.

Corona-induced CO2 emission reductions are not yet detectable in the atmosphere

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Nature conservation and tourism can coexist despite conflicts

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Undersea earthquakes shake up climate science

Sound generated by seismic events on the seabed can be used to determine the temperature of Earth's warming oceans.

Indian monsoon can be predicted better after volcanic eruptions

Large volcanic eruptions can help to forecast the monsoon over India - the seasonal rainfall that is key for the country's agriculture and thus...

A better informed society can prevent lead poisoning disasters

An article address unresolved scientific questions that can help avert future lead poisoning disasters. A better-informed society can prevent such disasters from happening through...

Like humans, chimpanzees can suffer for life if orphaned before adulthood

A new study shows that orphaned male chimpanzees are less competitive and have fewer offspring of their own than those who continue to live...

Solar storm forecasts for Earth improved with help from the public

Scientists used observations recorded by members of the public to increase accuracy of computer model predictions of when harmful CMEs will hit Earth.

Mapping the 1.6 billion people who live near forests

Global maps of places where people and forests coexist show that an estimated 1.6 billion people live within 5 kilometers of a forest. The...

Raids and bloody rituals among ancient steppe nomads

Traces of violence on 1700 year old skeletons allow researchers to reconstruct warfare and sacrifices of nomads in Siberia. An international and interdisciplinary team...

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