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Longest Known Continuous Record of the Paleozoic Discovered in Yukon Wilderness

Hundreds of millions of years ago, in the middle of what would eventually become Canada’s Yukon Territory, an ocean swirled with armored trilobites, clam-like brachiopods and soft, squishy creatures akin to slugs and squid.

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How Fishing Communities Are Responding to Climate Change

What happens when climate change affects the abundance and distribution of fish? 

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Remotely-Piloted Sailboats Monitor ‘Cold Pools’ in Tropical Environments

Conditions in the tropical ocean affect weather patterns worldwide. The most well-known examples are El Niño or La Niña events, but scientists believe other key elements of the tropical climate remain undiscovered.

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Atmospheric Acidity Impacts Oceanic Ecology

Increased acidity in the atmosphere is disrupting the ecological balance of the oceans, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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With Growth of Arctic Shipping, Canada Must Prepare for Major Oil Spills, Study Says

Melting sea ice is spurring a shipping boom in the Northwest Passage, raising the specter of oil spills in the Arctic.

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Anticipating Future Sea Levels

While scientists have grown more confident about projections of sea level rise for the next few decades, many competing factors make it hard to see far into the coastal future.

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NASA’s AIRS Tracks Record-Breaking Heat Wave in Pacific Northwest

The science instrument mapped the dome of high pressure that settled over the northwestern U.S. and western Canada in late June, sending temperatures into the triple digits.

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More EVs Could Reduce CO2 Emissions by 93% In Less Than 30 Years

By 2050, faster adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and faster generation of renewable energy will result in 99% less fossil fuel consumed and 93% less CO2 emissions from passenger and freight vehicles on Oʻahu. 

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Reducing the Melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet Using Solar Geoengineering?

Injecting sulphur into the stratosphere to reduce solar radiation and stop the Greenland ice sheet from melting. 

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Open-Source Software to Help Cities Plant in Pursuit of Clean Air

Software to help towns and cities use street-planting to reduce citizens’ exposure to air pollution has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.

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