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First evidence of the impact of climate change on Arctic Terns

Data collected from electronic tags retrieved from 47 journeys made by the Farne Island Arctic Terns, has revealed for the first time how climate change might affect their behaviour.

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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New findings on the largest natural sulfur source in the atmosphere

An international research team was able to experimentally show in the laboratory a completely new reaction path for the largest natural sulfur source in the atmosphere. The team from the Leibniz ...

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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Pollution from Athabasca oil sands affects weather processes

Scientists have been looking at pollution affecting the air, land and water around the Athabaska Oil Sands for some time. After looking at contaminants in snow taken from up-to 25 km away from ...

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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French earthquake fault mapped

This week, southeast France was hit by a magnitude 5 earthquake with tremors felt between Lyon and MontÚlimar. The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission has been used to map the way the ground ...

Mon 18 Nov 19 from Phys.org

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NASA finds light rain in fading tropical depression fengshen

A NASA analysis of rainfall rates shows that the once mighty Fengshen is now a depression devoid of heavy rainfall.

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Space-based radar suggests North Korean nuke equivalent to '17 Hiroshimas'

North Korea withdrew from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in 2003. It subsequently developed nuclear weapons, with five underground nuclear tests culminating in a suspected ...

Thu 14 Nov 19 from Phys.org

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Image of the Day: Bubbling Plants

Plants use two different strategies to photosynthesize underwater.

Mon 18 Nov 19 from The Scientist

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Researchers unlock the secret of explosive volcanism

When will the next eruption take place? Examination of samples from Indonesia's Mount Merapi show that the explosivity of stratovolcanoes rises when mineral-rich gases seal the pores and microcracks ...

Fri 15 Nov 19 from Phys.org

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Sentinel for sea-level rise enters testing

The satellite that will maintain the "gold standard" measurement of ocean height is nearly complete.

Fri 15 Nov 19 from BBC News

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Image: Copernicus Sentinel-2 captures eutrophic Lake Tai, China

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Lake Tai, the third largest freshwater lake in China. The lake, also known as Lake Taihu, is located in the Jiangsu province and is approximately ...

Fri 15 Nov 19 from Phys.org

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