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Sea levels are rising faster, driven by Greenland melt

Satellite data shows that the rate of global sea-level rise increased by 50% between 1993 and 2014 and much more of the increase was due to melting ice than had previously been thought. ...

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Microbe mystery solved: What happened to the Deepwater Horizon oil plume

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is one of the most studied spills in history, yet scientists haven't agreed on the role of microbes in eating up the oil. Now a ...

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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Animals, not drought, shaped our ancestors' environment

The shores of Lake Turkana, in Kenya, are dry and inhospitable, with grasses as the dominant plant type. It hasn't always been that way. Over the last four million years, the Omo-Turkana basin ...

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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Hydraulic fracturing rarely linked to felt seismic tremors: study

New research suggests hydraulic fracturing and saltwater disposal has limited impact on seismic events.

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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NASA sees quick development of Hurricane Dora

The fourth tropical cyclone of the Eastern Pacific Ocean season formed on June 25 and by June 26 it was already a hurricane. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Dora on June 25 when ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Collapse of European ice sheet caused chaos in past

Scientists have reconstructed in detail the collapse of the Eurasian ice sheet at the end of the last ice age. The big melt wreaked havoc across the European continent, driving home the original ...

4 hours ago from ScienceDaily

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New research reveals impact of seismic surveys on zooplankton

Marine seismic surveys used in petroleum exploration could cause a two to three-fold increase in mortality of adult and larval zooplankton, new research published in leading science journal ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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Two European satellites, known as Sentinel-1, peer through clouds and darkness to provide a real-time image of the Larsen C ice shelf the world's most-watched patch of ice.

Credit: European Space AgencyThe Larsen C ice shelf is about to calve one of the biggest icebergs on record.   The iceberg-to-be is hanging on by a thread, with just eight ...

12 hours ago from Discovery News

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Storms caused massive Antarctic sea ice loss in 2016

A series of unprecedented storms over the Southern Ocean likely caused the most dramatic decline in Antarctic sea ice seen to date, a new study finds.

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Image: SOHO's summer solstice sun

Residents of Earth's northern hemisphere enjoyed the greatest number of daylight hours in a single day all year on 21 June 2017. This summer solstice occurs when the tilt of Earth's axis is ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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