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Submariners' 'bio-duck' is probably a whale

First acoustic tags on Antarctic minke whales suggest the marine mammals are the long-sought source of the mysterious bio-duck sound.

4 hours ago from ScienceNews

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Panel Says U.S. Not Ready for Inevitable Arctic Oil Spill

23 Apr 2014EarthPanel Says U.S. Not Ready for Inevitable Arctic Oil Spill NRC report offers recommendations to research and improve response to an oil spill in the challenging polar region

3 hours ago from Science Now

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Drought may take toll on Congo rainforest, study finds

(Phys.org) —A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows Africa's Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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Scientists watch enormous Antarctic iceberg drift

Scientists are watching an iceberg bigger than the island of Guam as it slowly moves away from an Antarctic glacier.

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Odds of storm waters overflowing Manhattan seawall up 20-fold, study shows

Maximum water levels in New York harbor during major storms have risen by nearly two and a half feet since the mid-1800s, making the chances of water overtopping the Manhattan seawall now at ...

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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CO2 makes growing seasons longer

Elevated greenhouse gas levels, not just rising temperatures, are extending annual plants' life cycles.

8 hours ago from Nature News

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Physicist demonstrates dictionary definition was dodgy

It is the defining moment that demonstrates a QUT physicist was correct in pointing out a 99-year-old mistake to one of the world's most authoritative dictionaries.

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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New discovery helps solve mystery source of African lava

Floods of molten lava may sound like the stuff of apocalyptic theorists, but history is littered with evidence of such past events where vast lava outpourings originating deep in the Earth accompany ...

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches

Scientists say the number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline—possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New ...

Tue 22 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Fiction prepares us for a world changed by global warming

Climate fiction, or simply cli-fi, is a newly coined term for novels and films which focus on the consequences of global warming. New research from University of Copenhagen shows how these fictions ...

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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