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  • newHelp scientists track extreme weather this week!
    Tropical storms loom large over different parts of the globe, while extreme heat and droughts wreak havoc on other areas. Flash floods and landslides plague parts of India, as dust storms make it difficult to drive and breathe in the southwestern Uni…
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Jul 19, 7:35pm -
  • newScientists Propose Dumping Absurd Amounts of Snow On Antarctica To Curb Sea Level Rise
    A photo of Thwaites Glacier taken during a reconnaissance flight. (Credit: U.S. National Science Foundation)Climate change is melting the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. A recent swell in warm ocean water on the western side of the continent is eating…
    - 21 hours ago, 17 Jul 19, 7:00pm -
  • newEarthquakes Will Rock Central U.S. a Decade After Oil Extraction Ends
    An Oklahoma home damaged in 2011 during an earthquake that was likely spawned by injecting wastewater during fossil fuel extraction. (Credit: USGS)Earthquakes used to be uncommon in Middle America. But in the last decade, quakes numbers have skyr…
    - 24 hours ago, 17 Jul 19, 4:13pm -
  • Human Wastewater Runoff is Killing Corals in the Florida Keys
    Corals stressed by heat and other environmental conditions can bleach, or kick out their life-giving algae companions. (Credit: sabangvideo/Shutterstock)It’s been said time and time again that climate change is killing coral reefs. Rising ocean…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Jul 19, 1:24pm -
  • Protests Resume in Hawaii With Start of Thirty Meter Telescope Construction
    Telescopes atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii. (Credit: EastVillage Images/Shutterstock)The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) has had a tumultuous start. Set to be the world’s largest visible light telescope, construction was slated to begin in 2015 near the…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 5:54pm -
  • How Did 5,500 Miles of Seaweed Spread Across the Atlantic? Researchers Still Aren't Sure
    Sargassum covers a beach in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, in April 2019. (Credit: Kamira/shutterstock)Marine scientist Mengqiu Wang is no stranger to questions about the forecast. The seaweed forecast, that is.Wang, a researcher at the Universit…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Jul 19, 2:56pm -
  • When a Dominant Male Disappears, These Female Fish Change Sex
    The blueheaded wrasse. (Credit: Leonardo Gonzalez/shutterstock)Sex transitions are commonplace for several species of fish, and that's consistently puzzling for scientists. How these changes occur on a genetic level is still not fully understood,…
    - 8 days ago, 10 Jul 19, 3:36pm -
  • We Can't Just Plant Billions of Trees to Stop Climate Change
    Planting trees, while beneficial to the planet, is not an easy solution to climate change. (Credit: Janelle Lugge/Shutterstock)Last week, a new study in the journal Science highlighted the role forests could play in tackling climate change. Resea…
    - 8 days ago, 10 Jul 19, 12:03pm -
  • Light Pollution Might Stop Nemo From Being Born
    Clownfish rely on darkness to hatch. Human lights are stealing it away. (Credit: patrik johnson/Shutterstock)From space, the picture is crystal clear. Across the globe, cities twinkle with artificial light against the night sky. And the nocturnal…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Jul 19, 7:01pm -
  • Book Review: Reflecting on a Life of Citizen Science
    Anne Innis Dagg, Smitten by Giraffe: My Life as a Citizen Scientist, Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016. 256 pp. $34.95 hardcover. Image courtesy of McGill-Queen’s University Press Smitten by Giraffe: My Life as a Citizen Sc…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Jul 19, 5:17pm -

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