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Newswise:Video Embedded ocean-s-biological-pump-captures-more-carbon-than-expected
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2-Apr-2020 3:00 PM EDT
Ocean’s ‘biological pump’ captures more carbon than expected
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Scientists have long known that the ocean plays an essential role in capturing carbon from the atmosphere, but a new study from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) shows that the efficiency of the ocean’s “biological carbon pump” has been drastically underestimated, with implications for future climate assessments.

Newswise: Artificial Light in the Arctic
Released: 6-Apr-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Artificial Light in the Arctic
University of Delaware

A new study examines how artificial light during the polar night disrupts Arctic fish and zooplankton behavior down to 200 meters in depth, which could affect fish counts.

Newswise: How Old are Whale Sharks? Nuclear Bomb Legacy Reveals Their Age
Released: 6-Apr-2020 8:10 AM EDT
How Old are Whale Sharks? Nuclear Bomb Legacy Reveals Their Age
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Nuclear bomb tests during the Cold War in the 1950s and 1960s have helped scientists accurately estimate the age of whale sharks, the biggest fish in the seas, according to a Rutgers-led study. It’s the first time the age of this majestic species has been verified. One whale shark was an estimated 50 years old when it died, making it the oldest known of its kind. Another shark was an estimated 35 years old.

Newswise: Glaciologists’ experiments lead to slip law for better forecasts of glacier speed, sea-level rise
Released: 2-Apr-2020 4:00 PM EDT
Glaciologists’ experiments lead to slip law for better forecasts of glacier speed, sea-level rise
Iowa State University

Backed by a decade of experiments that simulate the huge forces involved in glacier sliding, glaciologists have written a "slip law" that can be used in computer models of glacier movement and sea-level rise.

Newswise: Scientists develop “backpack” computers to track wild animals in hard-to-reach habitats
1-Apr-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Scientists develop “backpack” computers to track wild animals in hard-to-reach habitats
Ohio State University

With new technology described today (April 2) in PLOS Biology, researchers are able to track tiny animals that divide their time between flying around in the sky and huddling together in caves and hollow trees – by attaching little backpacks to them with glue.

Newswise: Study synthesizes what climate change means for Northwest wildfires
Released: 2-Apr-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Study synthesizes what climate change means for Northwest wildfires
University of Washington

Researchers synthesize how climate change will affect the risk of wildfires in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and western Montana. The study also suggests how managers and individual landowners in different ecosystems can best prepare.

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Released: 2-Apr-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Climate-related disasters increase risks of conflict in vulnerable countries
University of Melbourne

Researchers have found strong evidence that the risk for armed conflict is higher after a climate-related disaster, but only in vulnerable countries.


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