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Leading Antarctic Experts Offer Two Possible Views of Continent’s Future

The next 10 years will be critical for the future of Antarctica, and choices made will have long-lasting consequences, says an international group of award-winning Antarctic research scientists in a paper released today. It lays out two different plausible future scenarios for the continent and its Southern Ocean over the next 50 years.

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Researchers turn up the heat on wheat

Kansas State University researchers are turning up the heat on wheat to prove the point that higher nighttime temperatures may be to blame for significant yield and quality losses in the crop.

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Male guppies grow larger brains in response to predator exposure

Male guppies exposed to predators in the wild or in captivity have heavier brains than those living in relatively predator-free conditions, according to new research published in the journal Functional Ecology.

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Seagrass in BC waters store far less 'blue carbon' than similar sites worldwide

Seagrass meadows on the west coast of Vancouver Island store substantially less carbon than seagrass sites in other parts of the world, according to a new study by Simon Fraser University and Parks Canada researchers.

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Aircraft Microbiome Much Like That of Homes and Offices, Study Finds

What does flying in a commercial airliner have in common with working at the office or relaxing at home?

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Climate Change Means Fish Are Moving Faster Than Fishing Rules, Rutgers-Led Study Says

Climate change is forcing fish species to shift their habitats faster than the world’s system for allocating fish stocks, exacerbating international fisheries conflicts, according to a study led by a Rutgers University–New Brunswick researcher.

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NASA Finds Tropical Storm 07W Near Kadena Air Base, Okinawa

NASA satellite imagery captured Tropical Storm 07W soon after it developed near Kadena Air Base on the island of Okinawa, Japan in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. 

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Ocean Waves Following Sea Ice Loss Trigger Antarctic Ice Shelf Collapse

Storm-driven ocean swells have triggered the catastrophic disintegration of Antarctic ice shelves in recent decades, according to new research published in Nature today.

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Does a Fire-Ravaged Forest Need Human Help to Recover?

A mile south of Yosemite National Park, fire ecologist Chad Hanson strides through the Stanislaus National Forest, heading to a great gray owl nest he found earlier this spring. Genetically distinct from its cousins in western North America, these rare birds are 2 feet tall, with a wingspan of about 5 feet. They can be seen almost any time because, unlike most owls, they are active day and night.

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UI Researchers Explain Ammonia Distribution in Earth’s Upper Atmosphere

A new study co-led by University of Iowa researchers explains how ammonia is distributed in Earth’s upper atmosphere.

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