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Pine Island Glacier

Thinning of Antarctic glacier began in 1940s

New research by an international team shows that the present thinning and retreat of Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica is part of a...
microalgae

Marine microalgae: a new source of food and fuel for the world

Taken from the bottom of the marine food chain, microalgae may soon become a top-tier contender to combat global warming, climate change and food...
Humpback Whale

How to monitor global ocean warming without harming whales

Most of the extra heat trapped by human-generated emissions is ending up in the oceans. But tracking the temperature of the world's oceans to monitor...
Mustard Hill Coral with Christmas Worms

New coral research exposes genomic underpinnings of adaptation

Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have observed for the first time that separate populations of the same species -- in this...
major ocean current Agulhas Current

Research shows major ocean current is widening due to global warming

A new study by University of Miami (UM) researchers found that the Indian Ocean's Agulhas Current is getting wider rather than strengthening. The findings, which...
Arctic sea ice

For each tonne of CO2 emitted by a person, three square meters of Arctic...

For each tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2) that any person on our planet emits, three square meters of Arctic summer sea ice disappear. This is the...
Nightlights under the sea

100 feet below the surface bioluminescent organisms are the dominant light source, study shows

A new study published today in Scientific Reports by University of Delaware researchers and colleagues reveals that 100 feet below the surface of the ocean is...
Ross Ice Shelf

Vibrations of the largest ice shelf cause atmosphere waves in Antarctica

In a new study at McMurdo Station, scientists find low-frequency vibrations of the Ross Ice Shelf are likely causing ripples and undulations in the...
A NASA 3D Flyby of Hurricane Seymour

NASA provides a 3D flyby of Hurricane Seymour

Hurricane Seymour became a major hurricane on Oct. 25 as the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite analyzed the storm's very heavy...
Suomi NPP Image of Seymour

Seymour is becoming a major hurricane, says NASA

Hurricane Seymour was strengthening into a major hurricane in the Eastern Pacific Ocean when the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite passed over it from space. On...