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Time-lapse cameras provide a unique peek at penguins’ winter behavior

AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY PUBLICATIONS OFFICE | 17 April 2017 Not even the most intrepid researcher wants to spend winter in Antarctica, so how can you learn what penguins are doing...

Precision chronology sheds new light on the origins of Mongolia’s nomadic horse culture

DR WILLIAM TAYLOR at MAX PLANK INSTITUTE FOR THE SCIENCE OF HUMAN HISTORY | 11 April 2017 According to new research, nomadic horse culture -- famously associated with Genghis Khan...

Assessing noise in Southern California whale habitat

NOAA SOUTHWEST FISHERIES SCIENCE CENTER | 10 April 2017 A new study assessing the underwater soundscape off Southern California found that blue, fin and humpback whales experience a range of...

New Forestry From Old Growth

JOSHUA E. BROWN at THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT | 6 April 2017 As the planet warms, carbon markets are getting hot too. Forest landowners have been looking for ways to...

NASA infrared imagery shows wind shear blowing Cyclone 14P apart

ROB GUTRO at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center | 6 April 2017 NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone 14P gathering data in infrared light and observed that westerly wind...

A NASA infrared look at the Southern Indian Ocean’s 15th tropical cyclone

ROB GUTRO at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center | 6 April 2017 NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone 15S in the Southern Indian Ocean and obtained temperature data on...

Microbes on ice sheets produce bioreactive carbon that is exported to downstream ecosystems

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL | 3 April 2017 Glaciers and ice sheets have recently been considered significant sources of organic carbon and provide nutrients to downstream marine ecosystems. However, the exact origin...

Close connection between deep currents and climate

HELMHOLTZ CENTRE FOR OCEAN RESEARCH KIEL (GEOMAR) | 3 April 2017 Mild winters in northern Europe, rainfall in western Africa, hurricanes in North America -the energy transported around the world...

Ridding the oceans of plastics by turning the waste into valuable fuel

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY | 3 April 2017 SAN FRANCISCO.  Billions of pounds of plastic waste are littering the world's oceans. Now, a Ph.D. organic chemist and a sailboat captain report...

How to clamp down on cyanide fishing

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY | 3 April 2017 SAN FRANCISCO.  Spraying cyanide near coral reefs teeming with tropical creatures can quickly and cheaply stun ornamental fish that can then be scooped...

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Scientists Find Very Little Ocean Wilderness Remains

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Breaking Free from Plastic Pollution

LAUREN REID for GREENPEACE | 27 October 2017 With a truckload’s worth of trash entering our ocean every minute of every day, it’s not hard...
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Open destruction in the Colombian Amazon after FARC’s exit

Esteban Montaño/Semana Sostenible on MONGABAY | 20 April 2018 In 2015, 24,142 hectares of forest were lost, which is almost 20 percent of Colombia’s...