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Underwater robot provides first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice

Antarctic scientists have combined measurements provided by an underwater robot with existing satellite data to show that Antarctic sea ice may be thicker than previously thought. Their first-of-a-kind ...

Tue 25 Nov 14 from Gizmag

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Loss of Arctic sea ice to doom polar bears by 2075

Starving adult bears could struggle to raise any cubs by the end of this century in their current stronghold in the Canadian Arctic

5 hours ago from Newscientist

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First harvest of research based on the final GOCE gravity model

Just four months after the final data package from the GOCE satellite mission was delivered, researchers are laying out a rich harvest of scientific results, with the promise of more to come. ...

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Investigators research the Laguna del Maule Volcanic Field, Chile

The Laguna del Maule Volcanic Field, Chile, includes a record of unusually large and recent concentration of silicic eruptions. Since 2007, the crust there has been inflating at an astonishing ...

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Toolkit for ocean health

The ocean is undergoing global changes at a remarkable pace and we must change with it to attain our best possible future ocean, warns the head of The University of Western Australia's Oceans ...

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Tropical depression 21W forms, Philippines under warnings

The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite provided rainfall data as Tropical Depression 21W was making landfall in the southern Philippines on Nov. 26.

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Barnacles hold clues about how climate change is affecting the deep ocean

The deep ocean seems so remote that it is difficult to imagine any sort of human-generated change making an impact on deep-sea life. It is even more difficult to collect or examine evidence ...

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Better forecasts for sea ice under climate change

University of Adelaide-led research will help pinpoint the impact of waves on sea ice, which is vulnerable to climate change, particularly in the Arctic where it is rapidly retreating.

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Global warming cynics unmoved by extreme weather

What will it take to convince skeptics of global warming that the phenomenon is real? Surely, many scientists believe, enough droughts, floods and heat waves will begin to change minds.

Mon 24 Nov 14 from

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Bizarre Black Sea Devil anglerfish captured on video for the first time

Researchers in the US have released what they believe to be the first video footage showing a bizarre-looking Black Sea Devil anglerfish in the wild.

Mon 24 Nov 14 from The Independent

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