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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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Exercise helps treat addiction by altering brain’s dopamine system

New research by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions has identified a key mechanism in how aerobic exercise can help impact the brain in ways that may support treatment — and even prevention strategies — for addiction.

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Largest ice sheet on Earth was stable throughout last warm period

The largest ice sheet on Earth was stable throughout the last warm period in geologic time, indicating it should hold up as temperatures continue to rise.

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At The Limit – Saving Forest Elephants

“STOP RIGHT THERE!” -  came the warning just as I was leaving the research building. Eric, peering out of an adjacent doorway whispered “He’s right around the corner next to you.”

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