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New Research Suggests Saharan Dust Is Key to the Formation of Bahamas' Great Bank

4 hours ago − University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science
MIAMI – A new study suggests that Saharan dust played a major role in the formation of the Bahamas islands. Researchers from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science showed that iron-rich Saharan dust provides the nutrients necessary for specialized bacteria to produce the island chain's carbonate-based foundation. …
• No Returning to Eden: Researchers Explore How to Restore Species in a Changing World − 4 hours ago
• Parched West Is Using Up Underground Water, UCI, NASA Find − 4 hours ago
• Noise Pollution Impacts Fish Species Differently − 4 hours ago
• Invertebrate Numbers Nearly Halve as Human Population Doubles − 4 hours ago
• Stanford Study Shows How to Power California with Wind, Water And Sun − 4 hours ago
• Stanford Biologist Warns of Early Stages of Earth's 6th Mass Extinction Event − 4 hours ago
• Synchronization of North Atlantic, North Pacific Preceded Abrupt Warming, End of Ice Age − 4 hours ago
• Corn & Soy Insecticides Similar to Nicotine Found Widespread in Midwest Rivers - USGS News − 10 hours ago
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Whales
07-23-14

15-year Analysis of Blue Whale Range Off California Finds Conflict with Shipping Lanes

Zones
07-23-14
Research Charts the Ecological Impact of Microbial Respiration in the Oxygen-starved Ocean
A sulfur-oxidizing bacterial group called SUP05 will play an increasingly important role in carbon and nutrient cycling in the world's oceans as oxygen minimum zones expand, according to research…
Usgs
07-24-14

Corn & Soy Insecticides Similar to Nicotine Found Widespread in Midwest Rivers - USGS News

Marine
07-24-14
Western Indian Ocean Communities Play Vital Role in Conservation
An international team of researchers led by the University of York has carried out the first assessment of community-led marine conservation in the Western Indian Ocean. The results,…
West
07-23-14

Satellite Shows Atlantic Tropical Depression Degenerate

Burning
07-24-14

Study Gives New Perspective on Agricultural Plastic, Debris Burning, And Air Quality

Species
07-24-14

A Tiny New Species of Frog from Brazil with a Heroic Name

Fire
07-24-14

Fires in Central Africa During July 2014

Matmo
07-23-14

NASA Sees Typhoon Matmo Making Second Landfall in China

Trees
07-23-14

Urban Heat Boosts Some Pest Populations 200-fold, Killing Red Maples

Plant
07-24-14
Fukushima Accident Underscores Need for US to Seek Out New Information About Nuclear Plant Hazards
WASHINGTON -- A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academy of Sciences concludes that the overarching lesson learned from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident is that nuclear…
Wheat
07-23-14
Rising Temperatures Hinder Indian Wheat Production
Geographers at the University of Southampton have found a link between increasing average temperatures in India and a reduction in wheat production. Researchers Dr John Duncan, Dr Jadu…
Waste
07-23-14
The Geography of the Global Electronic Waste ('e-waste') Burden
As local and national governments struggle to deal with ever-growing piles of electronic waste (or "e-waste"), scientists are now refining the picture of just how much there is and…
Blue
07-23-14
Blue Whales' Dangerous Feeding Grounds
Tracking of blue whales by satellite over a 15-year period off the U.S. West Coast suggests that the whales consistently return to feed in specific locations each year, according…
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Climate Change
Stanford Study Shows How to Power California with Wind, Water And Sun

4 hours ago − Stanford University
Imagine a smog-free Los Angeles, where electric cars ply silent freeways, solar panels blanket rooftops and power plants run on heat from beneath the earth, from howling winds and from the blazing desert sun. …
• Synchronization of North Atlantic, North Pacific Preceded Abrupt Warming, End of Ice Age − 4 hours ago
• Western Indian Ocean Communities Play Vital Role in Conservation − 10 hours ago
• Urban Heat Boosts Some Pest Populations 200-fold, Killing Red Maples − Yesterday
• Rising Temperatures Hinder Indian Wheat Production − Yesterday
• Research Charts the Ecological Impact of Microbial Respiration in the Oxygen-starved Ocean − Yesterday
• Calcification in Changing Oceans Explored in Special Issue of the Biological Bulletin − Yesterday
 
Hurricane, Toropical Cyclone

NASA Satellite Catches Birth of Tropical Storm Wali Near Hawaii


6 days ago − NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
• NASA Sees Powerful Thunderstorms in Tropical Storm Matmo − 6 days ago
• NASA Provides Double Vision on Typhoon Matmo − 2 days ago
• NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP Satellite Sees Power Within Newborn Tropical Depression 09W − 14 days ago
• Three NASA Satellites Dissect Powerful Typhoon Neoguri − 16 days ago
• NASA-JAXA's New Precipitation Satellite Sees First Atlantic Hurricane − 16 days ago
• NASA's Aquarius Returns Global Maps of Soil Moisture − 16 days ago
 
El Niño, La Niña
Blue Whales' Dangerous Feeding Grounds

Yesterday − PLOS
Tracking of blue whales by satellite over a 15-year period off the U.S. West Coast suggests that the whales consistently return to feed in specific locations each year, according to a study published July 23, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Ladd Irvine from Oregon State University and colleagues. These data may be used to mitigate human threats to the whale population. …
• Examining the Causes of a Devastating Debris Flow − 3 days ago
• CU, Old Dominion Team Finds Sea Level Rise in Western Tropical Pacific Anthropogenic − 3 days ago
• Oil Palm Plantations Threaten Water Quality, Stanford Scientists Say − 24 days ago
• Fossils Prove Useful in Analyzing Million Year Old Cyclical Phenomena − 2 months ago
• Climate Change Brings Mostly Bad News for Ohio − 2 months ago
• Different Types of El Nino Have Different Effects on Global Temperature − 2 months ago
 
Earthquake
Fukushima Accident Underscores Need for US to Seek Out New Information About Nuclear Plant Hazards

10 hours ago − National Academy of Sciences
WASHINGTON -- A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academy of Sciences concludes that the overarching lesson learned from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident is that nuclear plant licensees and their regulators must actively seek out and act on new information about hazards with the potential to affect the safety of nuclear plants. The committee that wrote the report examined the causes of the Japan accident and…
• New Oso Report, Rockfall in Yosemite, And Earthquake Models − Yesterday
• Examining the Causes of a Devastating Debris Flow − 3 days ago
• Estimating Earthquake Frequency And Patterns in the Puget Lowland − 7 days ago
• New View of Rainier's Volcanic Plumbing − 7 days ago
• Rainwater Discovered at New Depths − 9 days ago
• Scripps Scientists Discover Evidence of Super-fast Deep Earthquake − 14 days ago
 
Volcano

New View of Rainier's Volcanic Plumbing


7 days ago − University of Utah
• Catastrophic Debris Avalanches - a Second Volcanic Hazard − 6 days ago
• Jeju Island Is a Live Volcano − 2 days ago
• Australia Drying Caused by Greenhouse Gases − 11 days ago
• Record Levels of Solar Ultraviolet Measured in South America − 16 days ago
• Victoria's Volcano Count Rises − 28 days ago
 
Tsunami

What Has Happened to the Tsunami Debris from Japan?


5 months ago − University of Hawaii - SOEST
• Extinct Undersea Volcanoes Squashed Under Earth's Crust Cause Tsunami Earthquakes, According to New Research − 27 days ago
• Australian Tsunami Database Reveals Threat to Continent − 2 months ago
• Great Earthquakes, Water Under Pressure, High Risk − 3 months ago
• Shale Could Be Long-term Home for Problematic Nuclear Waste − 4 months ago
• Fukushima Accident Underscores Need for US to Seek Out New Information About Nuclear Plant Hazards − 10 hours ago
 
Ecology

New Study Finds That Adélie Penguin Population Is on the Rise


15 days ago − University of Minnesota
• Research Charts the Ecological Impact of Microbial Respiration in the Oxygen-starved Ocean − Yesterday
• Replacing Coal And Oil with Natural Gas Will Not Help Fight Global Warming − 3 days ago
• Size And Age of Plants Impact Their Productivity More Than Climate, Study Shows − 3 days ago
• Invasion of Yellow Crazy Ant in a Seychelles UNESCO Palm Forest: Threats And Solutions − 14 days ago
• Stanford Study Shows How to Power California with Wind, Water And Sun − 4 hours ago
 
Geology, Earth Science

Shark Teeth Analysis Provides Detailed New Look at Arctic Climate Change


15 days ago − University of Chicago
• Synchronization of North Atlantic, North Pacific Preceded Abrupt Warming, End of Ice Age − 4 hours ago
• Are Ants the Answer to Carbon Dioxide Sequestration? − 8 days ago
• AgriLife Research Study Identifies Contributing Factors to Groundwater Table Declines − 13 days ago
• New Research Suggests Saharan Dust Is Key to the Formation of Bahamas' Great Bank − 4 hours ago
• New Study of Largely Unstudied Mesophotic Coral Reef Geology − 17 days ago
 
Meteorology

NRL Reveals New Meteorological Insight into Mid-level Clouds


3 days ago − Naval Research Laboratory
• Urban Heat - Not a Myth, And Worst Where It's Wet − 15 days ago
• High-speed Solar Winds Increase Lightning Strikes on Earth − 2 months ago
• New Study Sheds Light on Global Warming Trends − 2 months ago
• Ozone Levels Drop 20% with Switch from Ethanol to Gasoline − 2 months ago
• NASA Sees Tropical Cyclone Ita over the Coral Sea − 3 months ago
 
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