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January 17, 2017
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Oceanic ‘heat sink’

Multi-institutional study sheds new light into global warming ‘hiatus’ A new multi-institutional study of the so-called global warming “hiatus” phenomenon — the possible temporary slowdown of the global mean surface temperature (GMST) trend said to have occurred from 1998 to … Continue reading

January 10, 2017
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New Study Explains Mysterious Source of Greenhouse Gas Methane in the Ocean

For decades, marine chemists have faced an elusive paradox. The surface waters of the world’s oceans are supersaturated with the greenhouse gas methane, yet most species of microbes that can generate the gas can’t survive in oxygen-rich surface waters. So … Continue reading

January 7, 2017
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Clever Fish Keep Cool

PORT ARANSAS, Texas — Ocean warming is occurring at such a rapid rate that fish are searching for cooler waters to call home. A group of international scientists has new evidence that coral reef fish – which struggle to adapt … Continue reading

December 23, 2016
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New Technology Helps Pinpoint Sources of Water Contamination

Berkeley Lab develops better method of environmental monitoring using the PhyloChip, finds surprising results in Russian River watershed When the local water management agency closes your favorite beach due to unhealthy water quality, how reliable are the tests they base … Continue reading

December 7, 2016
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Shared traits of abandoned gas, oil wells could aid cheaper, more effective cleanup

Across the United States, abandoned oil and gas wells are a significant source of greenhouse gases, particularly methane. Yet there are so many scattered across the country that stopping the leaks — and even determining which wells are leaking — … Continue reading

December 3, 2016
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Plastik ist überall: Was Greenpeace in deutschen Flüssen gefunden hat

Drei Monate lang hat Greenpeace Wasserproben in ganz Deutschland gesammelt und untersucht. Das Ergebnis ist erschreckend: ob Rhein, Donau oder Main – in allen Proben fanden sich Kunststoffreste. Meeresexpertin Dr. Sandra Schöttner erklärt die Folgen des weltweiten Plastikmüllproblems und zeigt … Continue reading

November 28, 2016
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Verständ­nis für Opfer wach­sender Städte

Rasantes Städtewachstum ist ein weltweites Phänomen, in den Anden führt es zu Verlusten von landwirtschaftlichen Flächen und so zu Problemen für Kleinbauern. Dass neu Zugezogene, die diese Probleme mit verursachen, allerdings durchaus Verständnis dafür aufbringen, zeigt eine neue Studie eines … Continue reading