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The Southern Ocean as Never Seen Before

The features of the ocean floor help determine how water masses and ocean currents move and how they affect our climate. 

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New Research Shows Climate Change Impacts on Whale Habitat Use in the Warming Gulf of Maine

New research finds climate change is having an impact on how large whale species, including the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale, use habitats in the warming Gulf of Maine, showing that right whales’ use of Cape Cod Bay has shifted significantly over the last 20 years.

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Antarctic Glaciers Losing Ice at Fastest Rate for 5,500 Years, Finds Study

New evidence suggests that two major glaciers in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) are losing ice at the fastest rate for at least 5,500 years.

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Amazon River Freshwater Fish Show Signs of Overexploitation

As the cherished rainforest in South America’s Amazon River region continues to shrink, the river itself now presents evidence of other dangers: the overexploitation of freshwater fish.

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New Zealand Looks to Price Emissions From Belching Sheep and Cattle

New Zealand unveiled a proposal Wednesday to put a price on methane from belching sheep and cattle, a plan that, if enacted, would make the country the first to compel farmers to pay for livestock emissions.

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NASA, FEMA Release Comprehensive Climate Action Guide

NASA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have released a guide which provides resources for adapting to and mitigating impacts of climate change.

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Red Pandas Face A Fractured Future

The much-loved red panda is renowned for its tree-climbing ability and adorable nature, but new research shows the endangered mammal is being driven closer to extinction.

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Climate Change and Human Exploitation to Blame for Historic Decline in Atlantic Salmon

Research led by the University of Southampton has revealed that an abrupt change in climate conditions in the North Atlantic around 800 years ago played a role in a decline in Atlantic salmon populations returning to rivers. 

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Study Seeks to Explain Stability of 'Loops' in Coastal Channel Networks

How do coastal channels form and what are their stable configurations? 

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Death of Bats at Wind Turbines Interrupts Natural Food Chains

The numerous casualties of bats at wind turbines (WT) have a negative impact on the populations of affected species and potentially far-reaching consequences for the biodiversity in rural areas. 

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