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      December 3, 2020

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      Cluster of Alaskan Islands Could Be Single, Interconnected Giant Volcano

      A small group of volcanic islands in Alaska's Aleutian chain might be part of a single, undiscovered giant volcano, say scientists. If the researchers' suspicions are correct, the newfound volcanic ...
      Scientists predict Greenland ice sheet will pass a threshold beyond which it will never fully regrow and sea levels will be permanently higher in as little as 600 years under ...

      What Will the Climate Be Like When Earth's Next Supercontinent Forms?

      In roughly 200 million years, the continents will once again unite into a supercontinent. A new study explores how the next Pangea could affect the global ...

      Geoscientists Use Zircon to Trace Origin of Earth's Continents

      Geoscientists have long known that some parts of the continents formed in the Earth's deep past, but the speed in which land rose above global seas -- and the exact shapes that land masses formed -- ...
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      Researchers Discover Life in Deep Ocean Sediments at or Above Water's Boiling Point

      Biologists found single-celled organisms living in sediments 1180 meters beneath the ocean at temperatures of 120 degrees ...

      Report Assesses Promises and Pitfalls of Private Investment in Conservation

      Scientists, lawyers, investors and economists explore how privately financed conservation projects can generate both financial returns and positive conservation ...

      Jaguars Robust to Climate Extremes but Lack of Food Threatens Species

      Researchers lead a world-first investigation into the chances of wild jaguars surviving climate extremes with six scenarios modelling the behavior, mating, births of cubs, competition, illegal ...

      Irreversible Hotter and Drier Climate Over Inner East Asia

      Researchers warn that heatwaves and concurrent droughts of Mongolia's semi-arid plateau have increased significantly during the past two decades, with troubling implications for the future. The ...

      Satellite Images Confirm Uneven Impact of Climate Change

      Researchers have been following vegetation trends across the planet's driest areas using satellite imagery from recent decades. They have identified a troubling trend: Too little vegetation is ...

      Community Conservation Reserves Protect Fish Diversity in Tropical Rivers

      Small, community-based reserves in Thailand's Salween River Basin are serving as critical refuges for fish diversity in a region whose subsistence fisheries have suffered from decades of ...

      Ice Sheets on the Move: How North and South Poles Connect

      Over the past 40,000 years, ice sheets thousands of kilometers apart have influenced one another through sea level changes, according to new research. New modelling of ice sheet changes during the ...

      Decoding Gigantic Insect Genome Could Help Tackle Devastating Locust Crises

      A 'game changing' study deciphering the genetic material of the desert locust could help combat the crop-ravaging behavior of the notorious insect pest which currently exacerbates a hunger ...

      Areas Where the Next Pandemic Could Emerge Are Revealed

      A team of experts has incorporated environmental, social and economic considerations -- including air transit centrality -- to identify key areas at risk of leading to the next pandemic. The research ...

      A Rich Source of Nutrients Under the Earth's Ice Sheets

      Trace elements such as iron and zinc are essential micronutrients for all kinds of organisms. Below ice sheets, which cover around ten percent of the Earth's land surface, larger quantities of ...

      Global Warming Likely to Increase Disease Risk for Animals Worldwide

      Changes in climate can increase infectious disease risk in animals, researchers found -- with the possibility that these diseases could spread to humans, they ...

      Largest Aggregation of Fishes in Abyssal Deep Sea

      The largest aggregation of fishes ever recorded in the abyssal deep sea was discovered by a team of oceanographers during an expedition in the Clarion Clipperton ...

      Shift in Atmospheric Rivers Could Affect Antarctic Sea Ice, Glaciers

      Weather systems responsible for transporting moisture from the tropics to temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere have been gradually shifting toward the South Pole for the past 40 years, a ...

      Changes in Fire Activity Are Threatening More Than 4,400 Species Globally

      More than 4,400 species across the globe are at risk from extinction because of changes in fire activity says a new ...

      U.S.-European Mission Launches to Monitor the World's Oceans

      The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite will extend a nearly 30-year continuous dataset on sea level collected by an ongoing collaboration of U.S. and European satellites while enhancing weather ...

      Polar Climate Affects Trade Wind Strength in Tropics

      The impact of sea surface temperature variations in the tropical Pacific on global climate has long been recognized. For instance, the episodic warming of the tropical Pacific during El Niño events ...

      New Report Projects Severe Coral Bleaching Globally in This Century

      The United Nations recently released a new report projecting future coral reef bleaching ...

      There Are Microplastics Near the Top of Mount Everest Too

      Researchers analyzing snow and stream samples have found evidence of microplastic pollution on Mount Everest. While the highest concentrations of microplastics were around Base Camp where hikers and ...

      Could Kelp Help Relieve Ocean Acidification?

      A new analysis of California's Monterey Bay evaluates kelp's potential to reduce ocean acidification, the harmful fallout from climate change on marine ecosystems and the food they produce ...

      First Map of Bee Species Around the Globe

      There are over 20,000 species of bee, but accurate data about how these species are spread across the globe are sparse. However, researchers have now created a map of bee diversity by combining the ...

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