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Scientists Discover 1.8 Million Hidden Southern California Earthquakes

Southern California is famous for its sandy beaches, wine country, theme parks and Hollywood glitz. And also its earthquakes. Now, researchers have identified more than 1.8 million previously ...

Thu 18 Apr 19 from Discover Magazine

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Planet’s ocean-plastics problem detailed in 60-year data set

Planet’s ocean-plastics problem detailed in 60-year data setPlanet’s ocean-plastics problem detailed in 60-year data set, Published online: 17 April 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01252-0Researchers ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Nature News

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Researchers calculate decades of 'scary' Greenland ice melting

Measuring melting ice is a fairly precise business in 2019—thanks to satellites, weather stations and sophisticated climate models.

Mon 22 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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What happens now we've found the site of the lost Australian freighter SS Iron Crown, sunk in WWII

Finding shipwrecks isn't easy – it's a combination of survivor reports, excellent archival research, a highly skilled team, top equipment and some good old-fashioned luck.

1 hours ago from Phys.org

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Soft tissue makes coral tougher in the face of climate change

Climate change and ocean warming threaten coral reefs and disrupt the harmonious relationship between corals and their symbiotic algae, a process known as "coral bleaching." However, a new study ...

24 hours ago from Phys.org

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Sand tiger sharks return to shipwrecks off N.C. coast

Photos taken months, and in some cases years, apart by scuba divers show female sand tiger sharks returning to the same shipwrecks off the North Carolina coast, a new study co-led by scientists ...

Mon 22 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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Arctic warming will accelerate climate change and impact global economy

Carbon released into the atmosphere by the increasing loss of Arctic permafrost, combined with higher solar absorption by the Earth's surface due to the melting of sea ice and land snow, will ...

Tue 23 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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Scientists discover bizarre new sea squirt stalking the ocean floor - CNET

Video of the never-before-seen creature was captured at the deepest point of the Indian Ocean.

Mon 22 Apr 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

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Microplastics found in 'pristine' Pyrenees mountains

Scientists from Scotland and France spent five months monitoring the secluded site in the Pyrenees.

Tue 16 Apr 19 from BBC News

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Anthropogenic global warming kicked off in 1865

New modelling and old records combine to show greenhouse gases and aerosols started to warm things up in the late nineteenth century. Andrew Masterson reports.

Tue 23 Apr 19 from Cosmos Magazine

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