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Half a Million Crabs Killed by Plastic Debris on Remote Islands

Researcher says marine plastic is a problem worldwide, and comparable hermit crab losses on a global scale would have important implications for ecosystems.

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New Study Models Impact of Calving on Retreat of Thwaites Glacier

The loss of the ice shelf supporting one of Antarctica’s most vulnerable glaciers could hasten its collapse, a new study finds.

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Providing Nature-Based Solutions for Landscape Sustainability

An EU-funded initiative is developing a research strategy to address environmental challenges and offer multiple benefits.

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First ‘Proof’ That the Clock is Ticking on British Farm Soils

Research into a UK arable farm has indicated that the soil could be eroded to the point of bedrock exposure within two centuries.

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Capital Costs: Yale Research Offers Truer Calculation of ‘Footprint’ of Purchases

Researchers at Yale have created a model that enables more accurate calculations of the environmental footprints associated with a range of industrial processes — and the products and services we purchase.

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Looking at Tropical Forests Through New Eyes

New University of Arizona-led science is using air-based maps of plant chemistry to improve carbon cycling models in hyperdiverse tropical forests.

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Outlook for the Polar Regions in a 2 Degrees Warmer World

International team assesses widespread effects of polar warming.

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Atmospheric River Storms Create $1 Billion-a-Year Flood Damage

Researchers calculate damages caused by weather phenomenon in the West over 40-year period.

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Albedo Matters for the Climate and Forestry Can Have an Impact on It

A research project conducted by Aalto University found that favoring broadleaved species in boreal forestry is a climate-friendly option when considering the forest albedo.

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Subsiding Air Parcels Are Among the Causes of Hot Spells

KIT climatologists consider subsiding air masses from high altitude to be responsible for extreme hot spells rather than hot air transported from the south.

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