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Unsung hero of science: Assessment

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:42:05 EST ~ Assessment adds enormous value to the scientific landscape, creating foundations for government and society. Find out more...

Whale-ship collisions

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:39:38 EST ~ Scientists and government officials met at the United Nations today to consider possible solutions to a global problem: how to protect whale species in their most important marine habitats that overlap with shipping lanes vital to the economies of many of the world's nations. Find out more...

Together we are unpredictable: Why sailfish hunt more successfully as a group

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:07:29 EST ~ Sailfish are large oceanic predatory fish that attack their prey with their long, sharp bills. When hunting, individuals increase their success rate by specializing in one attacking side, as a team has now been able to show. The crucial factor: Sailfish always hunt in groups containing roughly the same number of individuals that attack from the right as those that attack from the left. In this way, their prey is unable to predict from which side the attack will occur. Find out more...

Litter levels in the depths of the Arctic are on the rise

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:09:49 EST ~ The Arctic has a serious litter problem: in just 10 years, the concentration of marine litter at a deep-sea station in the Arctic Ocean has risen 20-fold, according to researchers. Find out more...

Long-term impacts of deep-sea mineral mining

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 10:10:09 EST ~ Deep-sea nodule mining will cause long-lasting damage to deep-sea life. This study was the first to review all the available information on the impacts of small-scale sea-floor disturbances simulating mining activity. It found clear impacts on marine ecosystems from deep-sea nodule mining activities, which lasted at least for decades. Find out more...

Current climate change models understate the problem, scientists argue

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:16:26 EST ~ A new study on the relationship between people and the planet shows that climate change is only one of many inter-related threats to the Earth's capacity to support human life. Find out more...

Electricity costs: A new way they'll surge in a warming world

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:26:56 EST ~ Climate change is likely to increase US electricity costs over the next century by billions of dollars more than economists previously forecast, according to a new study. Find out more...

Fiscal incentives may help in fight to reduce gas emissions in developing countries

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:06:16 EST ~ Fiscal policies introduced by governments in developing countries can have a significant effect on lowering harmful carbon emissions and help counties with fulfilling their commitments under the UNFCCC Paris Agreement, suggests a new report. Find out more...

Study traces black carbon sources in the Russian Arctic

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 10:15:31 EST ~ Transport and residential heating could be responsible for a greater contribution of black carbon in the Russian Arctic compared to gas flaring or power plants, according to new research. Find out more...

New technology to watch the sea in 3D

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:32:49 EST ~ Looking at waves in the open sea with 'electronic eyes', so as to reconstruct it in 3D, scientists found that exceptionally high waves are more common than previously assumed by theoretical models. Find out more...