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February 23, 2017
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Die Nacht schützen

Forschungsnetzwerk veröffentlicht Empfehlung gegen “Lichtverschmutzung” Lichterketten, Straßenlaternen und Werbe-Displays: Gerade im Dezember erhellen wir die dunkle Jahreszeit mit Außenbeleuchtung. Dass diese uns nicht nur in eine weihnachtliche Stimmung versetzt, sondern auch negative Folgen für Mensch und Natur haben kann, ist … Continue reading

February 21, 2017
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Schwank­ende Pegel

Die Entwicklung des Meeresspiegels ist ein vielfältiges Zusammenspiel verschiedenster Faktoren und eine der folgenschwersten Konsequenzen des Klimawandels. Die Ozeanografin Kristin Richter vom Institut für Atmosphären- und Kryosphärenwissenschaften will die natürlichen und menschlich verursachten Einflussfaktoren in unterschiedlichen Regionen unserer Erde verstehen.

February 1, 2017
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Chilling climate revelations from the last ice age

Study shows major changes in ice and temperatures could cause abrupt effects farther away About 14,000 years ago, the southwest United States was lush and green, home to saber-toothed cats and mammoths. Meanwhile, the Pacific Northwest was mostly grassland.

January 19, 2017
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A New Way to Image Solar Cells in 3-D

Berkeley Lab method could help scientists learn new ways to boost photovoltaic efficiency Next-generation solar cells made of super-thin films of semiconducting material hold promise because they’re relatively inexpensive and flexible enough to be applied just about anywhere.

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