Sea level influenced tropical climate during the last ice age
Scientists look at past climates to learn about climate change and the ability to simulate it with computer models. One region that has received a great deal of attention is the Indo-Pacific warm pool, the ...
The discovery of a new genus of crustacean and 5 new species
Experts from the Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes and the University of Barcelona (UB) collected and studied different crustacean specimens during recent expeditions to Madagascar, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, ...
Strong quakes rattle remote Antarctica
Two strong earthquakes 40 minutes apart rocked the remote South Orkney Islands in Antarctica on Sunday, experts from the US Geological Survey said.
Glaciers will melt faster than ever and loss could be irreversible, warn scientists
Canada's Arctic Archipelago glaciers will melt faster than ever in the next few centuries. Research by European funded scientists has shown that 20 per cent of the Canadian Arctic glaciers may have disappeared by the end ...
Largest bird alters its foraging due to climate change
Paris/ Leipzig. Wandering albatrosses have altered their foraging due to changes in wind fields in the southern hemisphere during the last decades. Since winds have increased in intensity and moved to the ...
Arctic conditions may become critical for polar bears by end of 21st century
Shifts in the timing and duration of ice cover, especially the possible lengthening of ice-free periods, may impact polar bears under projected warming before the end of the 21st century, according to a study ...
Decline and recovery of coral reefs linked to 700 years of human and environmental activity
Changing human activities coupled with a dynamic environment over the past few centuries have caused fluctuating periods of decline and recovery of corals reefs in the Hawaiian Islands, according to a study ...
The burly bird catches the girl
While the early bird might catch the worm, it's the quick bird that lands the ladies, according to new research into the running performance of an Arctic cousin of the grouse.
Surprising approach could help rescue fragile ecosystems, halt cascades of extinctions
(PhysOrg.com) -- Feral pigs introduced to the Galapagos Archipelago shortly after Charles Darwins historical visit have damaged the ecosystem of Santiago Island, causing, it is believed, the extinction ...
Plovers tracked across the Pacific
Scientists have monitored Pacific Golden Plovers for the first time as they migrate thousands of kilometres nonstop from Hawaii to Alaska in spring and back again in autumn.
Indonesia hit by deadly tsunami, volcanic eruption (Update 2)
A volcanic eruption and a tsunami killed scores of people hundreds of miles apart in Indonesia - spasms from the Pacific "Ring of Fire," which spawns disasters from deep within the Earth.
Mapping lava tubes in the Galapagos
(Phys.org) —Yearly expeditions to explore the lava tubes on the famed archipelago will culminate in an international symposium to be held there next year.
Coral atoll where giant tortoises outnumber man 10,000:1
It is perhaps not surprising that there are only a handful of humans on one of the most remote islands on Earth, coral atolls far out in the turquoise seas of the Indian Ocean.
Hawaiian submarine canyons are hotspots of biodiversity and biomass for seafloor animal communities
Underwater canyons have long been considered important habitats for marine life, but until recently, only canyons on continental margins had been intensively studied. Researchers from Hawaii Pacific University ...