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Tracking Down Microplastics in Antarctica

Microplastics are everywhere, even in the most remote places. Where do these tiny pieces of plastic come from? 

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Researchers Identify Behavioral Adaptations That May Help Antarctic Fishes to Adapt to Warming Southern Ocean

At first glance, Antarctica seems inhospitable. Known for howling gales and extremely cold temperatures, the continent is blanketed with a mile-thick ice shelf. 

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OSU Research Pushes Auto Industry Closer to Clean Cars Powered by Direct Ethanol Fuel Cells

Alternative-energy research at Oregon State University is charting a path toward the mass adoption of clean cars powered by direct-ethanol fuel cells.

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Sentinel-6 Returning Most Precise Data Ever on Sea Level

Sea-level rise is one of the most immediate consequences of climate change, as highlighted recently through urgent pleas from leaders of island nations at the COP26 summit.

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Silting the Cold Sea

Greenland’s glaciers grind rock into a fine powder that discolors meltwater and often makes beautiful patterns as it mixes with seawater.

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Eight Worst Wildfire Weather Years on Record Happened in the Last Decade: Study

Lower humidity and higher temperatures are driving extreme weather that makes wildfires more frequent and intense, say experts.

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Extinct Swordfish-Shaped Marine Reptile Discovered

A team of international researchers from Canada, Colombia, and Germany has discovered a new marine reptile.

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Satellites Reveal Arctic Rivers are Changing Faster Than We Thought

A civil and environmental engineering researcher at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has, for the first time, assimilated satellite information into on-site river measurements and hydrologic models to calculate the past 35 years of river discharge in the entire pan-Arctic region.

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Climate Change is Making One of the World's Strongest Currents Flow Faster

The Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC), the only ocean current that circumnavigates the planet, is speeding up. For the first time, scientists are able to tell that this is happening by taking advantage of a decades-long set of observational records.

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Net Zero-Emission Pathways for Reducing the Risks for the Environment and the Economy of Climate Change

Mitigation pathways exploring end-of-century temperature targets often entail temperature overshoot, that is the extent to which temperature is allowed to temporarily exceed a given target. 

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