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New study shows Florida Keys' corals are growing but have become more porous

Researchers have long questioned what impact climate change has on the rate at which corals are growing and building reef habitats in the Florida Keys. A new study from the University of North ...

47 minutes ago from Phys.org

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Scientists locate parent lightning strokes of sprites

Thunderstorms can generate various forms of transient luminous events, such as red sprites, gigantic jets, and blue jets through the charge transfer involved in the lightning forged inside thunderclouds.

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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More ships and more clouds mean cooling in the Arctic

With sea ice in the Arctic melting at an alarming rate, opportunities for trans-Arctic shipping are opening up, and by mid-century ships will be able to sail right over the North Pole—something ...

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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Paris climate targets could be exceeded sooner than expected

A new study has for the first time comprehensively accounted for permafrost carbon release when estimating emission budgets for climate targets. The results show that the world might be closer ...

Mon 17 Sep 18 from Phys.org

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Tropics are widening as predicted by climate models, research finds

Scientists have observed for years that the Earth's tropics are widening in connection with complex changes in climate and weather patterns. But in recent years, it appeared the widening was ...

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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Catastrophic construction: Storms can build reef islands in atoll regions

Tropical storms, with waves reaching up to 10-meters-high, can wallop coral reef islands. As global temperatures increase, some scientists suggest that such storms will become more frequent ...

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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Scientists closing in on source of Shetland tsunamis

Shetland has been hit by at least two more tsunamis in the past 10,000 years than previously thought, and scientists are working to identify where the giant waves originated.

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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NASA sees Post-Tropical Cyclone Helene affecting Ireland, United Kingdom

Post-tropical cyclone Helene developed off the west coast of Africa and moved north then northeast where it is now raining on parts of Ireland and the United Kingdom. Clouds and rainfall connected ...

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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Emmys 2018: Twin Peaks was too good for the awards anyway - CNET

Commentary: Fans and critics alike loved Twin Peaks: The Return, so why didn't the unusual Showtime series pick up any awards?

11 hours ago from CNET

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Novel carbon source sustains deep-sea microorganism communities

The first in-depth analyses of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) cycling in the Red Sea highlights the important role of migrating shoals of fish in sustaining deep-ocean microorganisms and potentially ...

Mon 17 Sep 18 from Phys.org

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