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Changing Climate Impacts Biodiversity in Protected Areas Globally

Protected areas — such as nature reserves, national parks, and wilderness areas — are essential to conserving biodiversity. 

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Climate Resilient Microalgae Could Help Restore Coral Reefs

Coral species exhibit different temperature tolerances. This is in part due to the composition of their microalgae symbionts. 

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Engineers Use Artificial Intelligence to Capture the Complexity of Breaking Waves

Waves break once they swell to a critical height, before cresting and crashing into a spray of droplets and bubbles. 

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Finding Terra Incognita

A combination of atmospheric measurements and fine-scale simulations has improved understanding of the modeling anomalies that arise when the model resolution approximates the length scale of turbulence features — an atmospheric simulation problem known as Terra Incognita. 

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Ancient Oak Trees to Shed Light on the Climate of the Past 4500 Years

Researchers will soon be able to reconstruct the climate of north-west Europe including the UK over the last 4500 years, and to date wooden buildings and objects more accurately, by analysing the chemistry of ancient oak trees, through a new Swansea-led project just selected for €3 million in European funding.

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Environmental Helicity May Affect the Outer-Core Size of Tropical Cyclones

The outer-core size of tropical cyclones (TCs) is vital for evaluating their destructive potential. 

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Risk of Intense Tropical Cyclones Will Double by 2050

Human-caused climate change will make strong tropical cyclones twice as frequent by the middle of the century, putting large parts of the world at risk, according to a new study published in Scientific Advances. 

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Research Examines Keys to Developing Better Batteries

It doesn’t come on fast. It may take weeks to notice. You have the newly recharged lithium-ion AA batteries in the wireless kitty water fountain, and they last two days. 

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Global Warming Accelerates the Water Cycle, With Relevant Climatic Consequences

According to a new study led by the ICM-CSIC, this could lead to a destabilisation of the global climate system, an intensification of storms in specific areas, and an acceleration of ice melting at the poles.

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Unchecked Global Emissions on Track to Initiate Mass Extinction of Marine Life

As greenhouse gas emissions continue to warm the world’s oceans, marine biodiversity could be on track to plummet within the next few centuries to levels not seen since the extinction of the dinosaurs, according to a recent study in the journal Science by Princeton University researchers.

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