» Squids' birthday influences mating: Male spear squids shown to become 'sneakers' or 'consorts' depending on birth date
23/04/24 23:00 from Ecology News - Biology News
The day a male spear squid hatches determines which mating tactic he will use throughout his life, according to new research. Spear squid (Heterololigo bleekeri) that hatch earlier in the season become "consorts" that fight for mating op...

» 'Sunny day flooding' increases fecal contamination of coastal waters
23/04/24 21:11 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
A new study finds that "sunny day flooding," which occurs during high tides, increases the levels of fecal bacteria in coastal waters. While the elevated bacteria levels in the coastal waters tend to dissipate quickly, the findings sugge...

» Researchers develop forest extent map for Mexico
23/04/24 21:00 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
To properly protect forests and evaluate the state of natural resources, conservation practices and environmental policies, it is important to have accurate information on an area's forest extent.

» Warming climate is putting more metals into Colorado's mountain streams
23/04/24 20:28 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
Warming temperatures are causing a steady rise in copper, zinc, and sulfate in the waters of Colorado mountain streams affected by acid rock drainage. Concentrations of these metals have roughly doubled in these alpine streams over the p...

» Talks on global plastic treaty begin in Canada
23/04/24 20:00 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
Negotiators from 175 nations began talks Tuesday to agree a global treaty to reduce plastic pollution, which is found everywhere from mountain tops to ocean depths, and within human blood and breast milk.

» World's chocolate supply threatened by devastating virus
23/04/24 19:59 from Earth & Climate News -- ScienceDaily
A rapidly spreading virus threatens the health of the cacao tree and the dried seeds from which chocolate is made, jeopardizing the global supply of the world's most popular treat. Researchers have developed a new strategy: using mathema...

» Livestock abortion surveillance could protect livelihoods and detect emerging global pathogens
23/04/24 19:58 from Earth & Climate News -- ScienceDaily
A study suggests timely reporting and investigating of livestock abortions is feasible in rural areas and can provide insights into emerging infectious diseases.

» Accelerated marine carbon cycling forced by tectonic degassing over the Miocene Climate Optimum
23/04/24 19:58 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
In a recent publication in Science Bulletin, a multidisciplinary team of authors from Tongji University, the Second Institute of Oceanography (Ministry of Natural Resources), the Institute of Earth Environment (Chinese Academy of Science...

» Warming climate is putting more metals into Colorado's mountain streams
23/04/24 19:57 from Earth & Climate News -- ScienceDaily
Warming temperatures are causing a steady rise in copper, zinc and sulfate in the waters of Colorado mountain streams affected by acid rock drainage. Concentrations of these metals have roughly doubled in these alpine streams over the pa...

» High air pollution in Denmark may impact children's academic performance
23/04/24 19:57 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
Pollution from traffic, farming and wood stoves may have a negative effect on children's cognitive development, according to a new study published in Environment International on Danish students' performance in the lower secondary school...

» Exploring a molecular mechanism that facilitates thermophilic fungal adaptation to temperature change
23/04/24 19:43 from Ecology News - Biology News
Thermophilic fungi are chief components of mycoflora in a variety of natural and manmade composting systems, including rotting hay, stored grains, wood mulch, nesting material of birds and animals, municipal refuse, and self-heating accu...

» Planting trees in grasslands won't save the planet—instead, protect and restore forests
23/04/24 19:40 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
Tree planting is one of the nature-based solutions being used to offset greenhouse gas emissions. Trees absorb atmospheric carbon dioxide. Many of these tree planting projects target Africa's rangelands (open grasslands or shrublands use...

» Airborne interferometric radar altimeter shows potential for submesoscale sea surface height anomaly measurements
23/04/24 19:34 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
A research team led by Prof. Xu Yongsheng from the Institute of Oceanology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has obtained the two-dimensional sea surface height anomaly (SSHA) of about 100 km along the track and the first broadband SSHA...

» Testing the influence of light on nitrite cycling in the eastern tropical North Pacific
23/04/24 19:30 from BG - recent papers
Testing the influence of light on nitrite cycling in the eastern tropical North Pacific Nicole M. Travis, Colette L. Kelly, and Karen L. Casciotti Biogeosciences, 21, 1985–2004, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-1985-2024, 2024 We conducted ...

» Climate change expected to increase wildfire danger
23/04/24 19:21 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) researchers expect an elevated wildfire danger in the Alpine Foreland from 2040 onwards due to changing meteorological conditions. The danger currently remains very low in that region, ...

» NASA's CloudSat ends mission peering into the heart of clouds
23/04/24 19:03 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
CloudSat, a NASA mission that peered into hurricanes, tallied global snowfall rates, and achieved other weather and climate firsts, has ended its operations. Originally proposed as a 22-month mission, the spacecraft was recently decommis...

» Community beach clean-ups could beat high-tech solutions for clearing plastic pollution
23/04/24 18:45 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
Local community beach cleans could be more effective than high-tech, but often unproven, removal technologies at limiting ocean plastic's harm to the environment and humans, according to a new report.

» Fruit fly pest meets its evolutionary match in parasitic wasp
23/04/24 18:39 from Ecology News - Biology News
A parasitic wasp that preys on the young of a prolific fruit fly pest demonstrates both molecular evolution and behavioral adaptations in the face of ecological pressures, according to new research.

» Millennial-scale fluctuations of palaeo-ice margin at the southern fringe of the last Fennoscandian Ice Sheet
23/04/24 18:15 from TC - recent papers
Millennial-scale fluctuations of palaeo-ice margin at the southern fringe of the last Fennoscandian Ice Sheet Karol Tylmann, Wojciech Wysota, Vincent Rinterknecht, Piotr Moska, Aleksandra Bielicka-Giełdoń, and ASTER Team The Cryosphere, ...

» A 3D glacier dynamics–line plume model to estimate the frontal ablation of Hansbreen, Svalbard
23/04/24 18:15 from TC - recent papers
A 3D glacier dynamics–line plume model to estimate the frontal ablation of Hansbreen, Svalbard José M. Muñoz-Hermosilla, Jaime Otero, Eva De Andrés, Kaian Shahateet, Francisco Navarro, and Iván Pérez-Doña The Cryosphere, 18, 1911–1924, h...

» Researchers create artificial cells that act like living cells
23/04/24 17:52 from Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
Researchers describe the steps they took to manipulate DNA and proteins -- essential building blocks of life -- to create cells that look and act like cells from the body. This accomplishment, a first in the field, has implications for e...

» From the coast to the deep sea, changing oxygen levels affect marine life in different ways
23/04/24 17:50 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
Earth's atmosphere maintains a constant level of oxygen, whether it is a wintry, rainy day or hot summer. Across the ocean, oxygen concentrations vary enormously between different places and over time. Sometimes oxygen levels change with...

» Lakes worldwide are facing a slew of health issues that may become chronic
23/04/24 17:45 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
Like humans, lakes are living systems that can suffer from a number of health issues, including circulatory and respiratory problems, infections, nutritional imbalances, and heat-related illnesses. Without treatment, these conditions can...

» Gone in a puff of smoke: 52,000 square kilometers of 'long unburnt' Australian habitat has vanished in 40 years
23/04/24 17:44 from Ecology News - Biology News
Landscapes that have escaped fire for decades or centuries tend to harbor vital structures for wildlife, such as tree hollows and large logs. But these "long unburnt" habitats can be eliminated by a single blaze.

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