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Study links changing winds to warming in Pacific

A new study released Monday found that warming temperatures in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of North America over the past century closely followed natural changes in the wind, not increases ...

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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Antifreeze proteins in Antarctic fishes prevent freezing... and melting

Antarctic fishes that manufacture their own "antifreeze" proteins to survive in the icy Southern Ocean also suffer an unfortunate side effect, researchers report: The protein-bound ice crystals ...

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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Arctic sea ice helps remove CO2 from the atmosphere

Climate change is a fact, and most of the warming is caused by human activity. The Arctic is now so warm that the extent of sea ice has decreased by about 30 pct. in summer and in winter, sea ...

Mon 22 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Geologists find well water chemicals changed prior to two different earthquakes

(Phys.org) A team of researchers with members from Iceland, Sweden and Saudi Arabia has found evidence of chemical changes to underground well water prior to two different earthquakes that ...

Mon 22 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Snail shells show high-rise plateau is much lower than it used to be

The Tibetan Plateau in south-central Asia, because of its size, elevation and impact on climate, is one of the world's greatest geological oddities.

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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Sea-ice trends are poles apart

Sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean last week dropped to an annual minimum 5.02 million square kilometres according to satellite observations by the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, ...

5 hours ago from Nature News Blogs

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NASA image: King Fire rages on in Eldorado National Forest

Evacuations of 2,819 people have occurred in the wake of the huge King Fire blazing out of control near the Eldorado National Forest. The King Fire is burning in steep terrain in the South Fork ...

Mon 22 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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California's sea otter numbers holding steady

When a sea otter wants to rest, it wraps a piece of kelp around its body to hold itself steady among the rolling waves. Likewise, California's sea otter numbers are holding steady despite many ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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NASA image: Wildfires in Khabarovsk Krai, Russia

Most of the fires captured in this image burn in Khabarovsk Krai, a territory occupying the coastline of the Sea of Okhotsk. Dozens of red hotspots, accompanied by plumes of smoke mark active ...

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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The Mystery of the Solar System's Weirdest Moon, Explained

We already knew Miranda, one of Uranus's five major moons, has "one of the strangest and most varied landscapes among extraterrestrial bodies." Now, we (probably) know why

Sun 21 Sep 14 from TIME

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