Category: Earth Observation

Nemo seems to thrive in waters warmed by climate change

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Originally Published by New Scientist – EarthA species of clownfish has been shown to grow bigger in warmer conditions, suggesting that some animals may benefit from global warming Topic: Oceans

Reproducible research for biofuels, biogas

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Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDaily New research presents a virtual package of data for the production of biogas, which is promising for use in biofuels. Biogas is the production of methane through the anaerobic digestion (fermentation) of organic matter. The work here provides not only an enormous amount of, freely available, […]

Synthetic Coral Could Remove Mercury Pollution From Ocean, Researchers Say

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Originally Published by Yale Environment 360Chinese researchers have constructed a type of synthetic coral that could help remove toxic heavy metals like mercury from coral reefs. Topic: Oceans

Glimmer of hope: Fertile corals discovered in deeper waters off US Virgin Islands

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Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDaily Researchers discovered a threatened coral species that lives in deeper waters off the US Virgin Islands is more fertile than its shallow-water counterparts. Topic: Oceans

Pluto’s time to shine just hours away

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Originally Published by EarthSkyCountdown to discovery! Not since Voyager 2’s flyby of Neptune in 1989 have we flung a probe into the frozen outskirts of the Solar System. Speeding along at 30,800 miles per hour New Horizons will pierce the Pluto system like a smartly aimed arrow.   Topic: Technology

Brown coal wins a reprieve in Germany’s transition to a green future

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Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian Even as Europe’s biggest economy aspires to be a renewable energy leader, it is exploiting its vast reserves of dirty brown coal. Topic: Sustainability

Scientists say warming seas could kill off coral reefs in Pacific, Atlantic oceans

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Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianCoral reefs are essential to ocean health, but dangerous coral bleaching is occurring more often and more widely due to warmer water, scientists report Topic: Oceans

OCEANS ’15 to Focus on Changing Oceans and Emerging Opportunities

A satellite image of coastal waters. Image Credit: NASA

The OCEANS ’15 conference in Washington, D.C., will showcase a vast collection of ocean research and technology.

Weather, Risk, and Searching for Normal in a Rapidly Changing World

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How will we adapt to climate change and increasingly severe storms if humans aren’t very good at interpreting risk?

Greenhouse gas blamed for ‘climate expulsion’ driving temperature rises across Pacific nations

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Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianAustralian Bureau of Meteorology study finds temperatures across 13 Pacific nations will keep climbing, even with radical cuts to greenhouse gas emissions.   Topic: Climate