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Antarctic Peninsula Likely to Warm Over Next Two Decades

An analysis of historic and projected simulations from 19 global climate models shows that, because of climate change, the temperature in the Antarctic peninsula will increase by 0.5 to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2044.

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Global River Flow Contingent Upon Climate Change

More often than ever before, water available in rivers is at the mercy of climate change, international researchers collaborating on a worldwide study with Michigan State University have revealed.

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NASA Images Reveal Important Forests and Wetlands are Disappearing in Belize

Using NASA satellite images and machine learning, researchers with The University of Texas at Austin have mapped changes in the landscape of northwestern Belize over a span of four decades, finding significant losses of forest and wetlands, but also successful regrowth of forest in established conservation zones that protect surviving structures of the ancient Maya.

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Exhaustion Linked With Increased Risk of Heart Attack in Men

Men experiencing vital exhaustion are more likely to have a heart attack, according to research presented today at ESC Acute CardioVascular Care 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). 

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Zealandia Switch May Be the Missing Link in Understanding Ice Age Climates

The origins of ice age climate changes may lie in the Southern Hemisphere, where interactions among the westerly wind system, the Southern Ocean and the tropical Pacific can trigger rapid, global changes in atmospheric temperature, according to an international research team led by the University of Maine.

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Oil in the Ocean Photooxides Within Hours to Days, New Study Finds

A new study lead by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science demonstrates that under realistic environmental conditions oil drifting in the ocean after the DWH oil spill photooxidized into persistent compounds within hours to days, instead over long periods of time as was thought during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. 

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Farm-Level Study Shows Rising Temperatures Hurt Rice Yields

A study of the relationship between temperature and yields of various rice varieties, based on 50 years of weather and rice-yield data from farms in the Philippines, suggests that warming temperatures negatively affect rice yields.

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“Reducing Global Warming Matters for Freshwater Fish Species”

The habitats of freshwater fish species are threatened by global warming, mainly due to rising water temperatures. 

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Ten Years After the Tsunami

One of the hardest hit coastal cities in Japan is still working to recover.

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Earth Had Its Coolest February on Record Since 2014

But in the Northern Hemisphere, the winter season ranked among the top-10 warmest.

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