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Fast Melting Ice May Contribute to Ocean Acidification

Wei-Jun Cai, an expert in marine chemistry at the University of Delaware, is sounding new alarm bells about the changing chemistry of the western region of the Arctic Ocean, where he and an international team of collaborators have found acidity levels increasing three to four times faster than ocean waters elsewhere.

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The Majority of Reindeer Grazing Land is Under Cumulative Pressures

Reindeer herding has a long history in northern Norway, Sweden and Finland.

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Changes in Marine Ecosystems Going Undetected

University of Adelaide research shows that in cases where biodiversity metrics show no change or little change, there may still be reorganisation of ecological communities in our oceans.

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Mapping Honduras’ water Supply

In Tegucigalpa and surrounding areas, Hondurans often wait weeks for tap water to flow.

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OSU Study Finds Higher Rates of Traumatic Injuries for Outdoor Workers During Hotter Weather

Rates of traumatic injury among workers in the Oregon agricultural and construction sectors are significantly higher during periods of high heat compared with periods of more moderate weather, a recent Oregon State University study found.

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Flaring Allows More Methane into the Atmosphere Than We Thought

Oil and gas producers rely on flaring to limit the venting of natural gas from their facilities, but new research led by the University of Michigan shows that in the real world, this practice is far less effective than estimated—releasing five times more methane in the U.S. than previously thought.

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Better Predictions on Rise of Oceans on Warming Earth

When glacial ice sheets melt, something counterintuitive happens to sea levels. 

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NASA-Built Weather Sensors Capture Vital Data on Hurricane Ian

Two recently launched instruments that were designed and built at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California to provide forecasters data on weather over the open ocean captured images of Hurricane Ian on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, as the storm approached Cuba on its way north toward the U.S. mainland.

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SAGE III Sees Tonga Aerosols, Water Vapor Months After Eruption

In July, purple and pink hues painted the Antarctica and New Zealand skies — likely the result of atmospheric particles called aerosols that belched into the stratosphere in January during the eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano.

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What Goes on in the Brain When It Gets Too Hot?

Which organisms survive and which succumb when the climate changes? 

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