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Newswise: Warming Waters in Western Tropical Pacific May Affect West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Article ID: 714180

Warming Waters in Western Tropical Pacific May Affect West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Warming waters in the western tropical Pacific Ocean have significantly increased thunderstorms and rainfall, which may affect the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and global sea-level rise, according to a Rutgers University–New Brunswick study.

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13-Jun-2019 6:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 714277

Why Noah’s Ark Won’t Work

University of Vermont

A first-of-its-kind study illuminates which marine species may have the ability to survive in a world where temperatures are rising and oceans are becoming acidic.

Released:
12-Jun-2019 10:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714250

Large summer 'dead zone' forecast for Chesapeake Bay after wet winter and spring

University of Michigan

Ecologists from the University of Michigan and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science are forecasting a large Chesapeake Bay "dead zone" in 2019 due to well-above-average river flows associated with increased rainfall in the watershed since last fall.

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12-Jun-2019 10:00 AM EDT
Newswise: New study shows legacy of DDT to lake ecosystems
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    12-Jun-2019 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 714116

New study shows legacy of DDT to lake ecosystems

McMaster University

New findings of a multi-university research team show the pesticide DDT persists in remote lakes at concerning levels half a century after it was banned, affecting key aquatic species and potentially entire lake food webs.

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7-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Mysterious Holes in Antarctic Sea Ice Explained by Years of Robotic Data
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    10-Jun-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 714128

Mysterious Holes in Antarctic Sea Ice Explained by Years of Robotic Data

University of Washington

Why did a giant hole appear in the sea ice off Antarctica in 2016 and 2017, after decades of more typical sea ice cover? Years of Southern Ocean data have explained the phenomenon, helping oceanographers to better predict these features and study their role in global ocean cycles.

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7-Jun-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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