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A research team has found the first proof that Antarctica is not isolated from the rest of the Earth, with the discovery that foreign...

Thawing permafrost releases organic compounds into the air

When permafrost thaws due to global warming, not only the greenhouse gases known to all, but also organic compounds are released from the soil....

Can forests save us from climate change?

Additional climate benefits through sustainable forest management will be modest and local rather than global. Even if Europe's forests are managed in such a...

Climate models fail to simulate recent air-pressure changes over Greenland

Climatologists may be unable to accurately predict regional climate change over the North Atlantic because computer simulations have failed to include real data from...

Climate change already dramatically disrupting all elements of nature

Global changes in temperature due to human-induced climate change have already impacted every aspect of life on Earth from genes to entire ecosystems, with...

Climate, human influence conspired in Lake Urmia’s decline

A combination of climate change and water usage are responsible for the staggering drying of Lake Urmia, what was once the second largest salt...

Roadmap for measuring animal, plant traits to meet biodiversity goals

An international team of researchers has outlined a plan for how to measure changes in key traits of animals and plants and provide these...

Deep-sea fish community structure strongly affected by oxygen and temperature

In a new study, researchers took advantage of the natural oceanographic gradient in the Gulf of California to study the effects of variable oxygen...

Weed invaders are getting faster

Biologists are studying weeds to better understand (among other things) how they might respond to climate change. Research shows that most invasive plants are...

Recycling waste water bottles into mission critical parts with 3D printing (video)

Teams operating in remote sites on military or humanitarian missions can be stalled by broken equipment. They could soon be turning their own wastes...

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