Volcanic heat source discovered under Pine Island Glacier, the poster child for Antarctic melting

[heat source] Plays critical role in movement, melting Via Eurekalert KINGSTON, R.I. — June 22, 2018 — A researcher from the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography and five other scientists have discovered an active volcanic heat source beneath the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica. The discovery and other findings, which are critical […] …

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Dominican supermarkets to help eliminate use of plastics

Environment Minister Ángel Estévez has called on all supermarket chains to start eliminating the use of plastics, “after tons of trash blanketed on the capital’s coast over the weekend, dragged by a storm’s rains,” underlining that “we are polluting the new generations and this must change.” He also warned the business sector to reduce the […] …

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Murmuration of Starlings

Murmuration of Starlings Murmuration refers to swarming of hundreds of thousands, of starlings flying in a coordinated manner in sky.  These videos of the starlings murmuration are really mesmerizing.  George F. Young of Princeton University did research and found that starlings pay attention seven of their neighbors in the flock, regardless of flock density to be able …

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Arctic Fox

Arctic Fox The arctic fox survives cold temperatures as low as –58°F in the Arctic.  Their staple food is lemmings but they are not too picky and will eat whatever is available.  This video shows how the arctic fox jumps up and dives head first into the snow looking for lemmings.  Looks painful but it does …

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New study about Dust on Snow Controls Springtime River Rise in West

According to studies publications from the journal Geophysical Research from the University of Utah, University of Colorado, and University of California, Santa Barbara. "They found that when it's clean, the rise to the peak streamflow is slower, and generally you get a smaller peak." Painter said. "When the snowpack is really dusty, water just blasts …

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The Arctic Report Card

Jeremy Mathis, NOAA Arctic Research Program he said in," The Arctic Report Card". The Arctic is like a refrigerator whose door has been left open and cold is spilling out cascading throughout the norther hemisphere. The average surface air temperature for the year ending September 2017 is the 2nd warmest since 1900; however, cooler spring …

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