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Extreme winter leads to an Arctic reproductive collapse

Nature, Published online: 15 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03113-2Unprecedented snowfall stymied breeding for birds and other creatures in northern Greenland in 2018.

Tue 15 Oct 19 from Nature News

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California earthquake alerts to become available statewide

Earthquake early warning alerts will become publicly available throughout California for the first time this week, potentially giving people time to protect themselves from harm, the Governor's ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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Strong storms generating earthquake-like seismic activity

A Florida State University researcher has uncovered a new geophysical phenomenon where a hurricane or other strong storm can spark seismic events in the nearby ocean as strong as a 3.5 magnitude ...

Tue 15 Oct 19 from Phys.org

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Autonomous Mayflower To Cross Atlantic 400 Years After Original

Visualization of the Mayflower Autonomous Ship with a reflection of the original Mayflower (via University of Birmingham Human Interface Technologies Team) In ...

12 hours ago from Geek.com

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Lessons from Ridgecrest earthquake sequence

The largest earthquake sequence in Southern California in two decades has taught scientists that large earthquakes can occur in a more complex fashion than commonly assumed. The sequence also ...

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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Scientists Want to Make a 3D Map of the Entire World Before Climate Change Ruins It

A nonprofit called The Earth Archive wants to make a 3D map of the entire planet, before the climate crisis changes Earth's face forever.

11 hours ago from SPACE.com

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Warm ocean water attacking edges of Antarctica's ice shelves

Upside-down "rivers" of warm ocean water are eroding the fractured edges of thick, floating Antarctic ice shelves from below, helping to create conditions that lead to ice-shelf breakup and ...

Wed 9 Oct 19 from Phys.org

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Hot again: Another month, another global heat record reached

Scientists say the globe sizzled to a record tying hot month in September, driven partly by a sweaty United States.

Wed 16 Oct 19 from Phys.org

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Stranded whales detected from space

A new technique for analysing satellite images may help scientists detect and count stranded whales from space. Researchers tested a new detection method using Very High Resolution (VHR) satellite ...

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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How aerosols affect our climate

For many, the word "aerosol" might conjure thoughts of hairspray or spray paint. More accurately, though, aerosols are simply particles found in the atmosphere. They can be human-made, like ...

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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