Fish livers found to contain oil from Deepwater Horizon blowout

Scientists have found oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout in fishes' livers and on the deep ocean floor Over the decade since the Deepwater Horizon...

Plankton capture twice as much carbon as scientists thought

Tiny plankton drive processes in the ocean that capture twice as much carbon as scientists thought Ken Buesseler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution The ocean plays a...
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Naturally occurring CO2 also a serious threat

Deep sea carbon reservoirs once superheated the Earth – could it happen again? Lowell D. Stott, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters,...
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Carbon dioxide has a huge impact on Earth’s climate

Climate explained: why carbon dioxide has such outsized influence on Earth's climate Jason West, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill CC BY-ND Climate Explained is a...

Winter and February 2020 end as second warmest on record

Republished from article on Climate.gov Author: Tom Di Liberto March 16, 2020 February 2020 marked the warm end to one of the most unusually warm months and...
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Multiple methods for removing CO2 from the the atmosphere will be required

David Goldberg, Columbia University Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are higher than at any time in human history, and nine of the warmest...
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Shrinking of Antarctic ice shelves is accelerating

Laurence Padman, Earth and Space Research; Fernando Paolo, University of California San Diego, and Helen Amanda Fricker, University of California San Diego Ask people what...
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Why are whales big, but not bigger?

Matthew Savoca, Stanford University; Jeremy Goldbogen, Stanford University, and Nicholas Pyenson, Smithsonian Institution Both toothed and baleen (filter-feeding) whales are among the largest animals ever...
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NASA Study Shows Human Activities Are Drying Out the Amazon

Re-Published from JPL.NASA.gov - 12/5/2019 A new NASA study shows that over the last 20 years, the atmosphere above the Amazon rainforest has been drying...
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New Satellite Will Track Rising Oceans Into 2030

This article is re-printed from an article on NASA.gov Earth's climate is changing, and the study of oceans is vital to understanding the effects of...

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