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NOAA team discovers two vessels from WWII convoy battle off North Carolina

A team of researchers led by NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries have discovered two significant vessels from World War II's Battle of the Atlantic. The German U-boat 576 and the freighter ...

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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'Shrinking goats' another indicator that climate change affects animal size

Alpine goats appear to be shrinking in size as they react to changes in climate, according to new research from Durham University.

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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When the isthmus is an island: Madison's hottest, and coldest, spots

As Dane County begins the long slide into winter and the days become frostier this fall, three spots stake their claim as the chilliest in the area.

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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Alpine lifelines on the brink

Only one in ten Alpine rivers are healthy enough to maintain water supply and to cope with climate impacts according to a report by WWF. The publication is the first-ever comprehensive study ...

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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New tracers can identify frack fluids in the environment

Scientists have developed new geochemical tracers that can identify hydraulic fracturing flowback fluids that have been spilled or released into the environment.

Mon 20 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Drinking water odors, chemicals above health standards caused by 'green building' plumbing

Several types of plastic pipes in eco-friendly green buildings in the United States have been found to leach chemicals into drinking water that can cause odors and sometimes exist at levels ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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BOFFFFs (big, old, fat, fertile, female fish) sustain fisheries

Recreational fishermen prize large trophy fish. Commercial fishing gear targets big fish. After all, larger fish feed the egos of humans as well as their bellies.

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers are devising new methods to more accurately estimate long-term flood risk across Australia

University of Adelaide researchers are devising new methods to more accurately estimate long-term flood risk across Australia.

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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Drones used to monitor behaviour of killer whales

Researchers from the Vancouver Aquarium and the US-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have begun using drones to keep tabs on endangered killer whales off the west ...

21 hours ago from Gizmag

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Mediterranean, semi-arid ecosystems prove resistant to climate change

Climate change predictions for the Middle East, like other arid regions of the world, are alarming. In an area known for its water scarcity, rainfall is expected to decrease even further in ...

Mon 20 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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