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Corals need more than warm water to grow

Ecologists from Massey University, the Australian Institute of Marine Science and the University of Queensland have debunked a commonly held belief that ocean warming will lead to coral reef expansion into ...

dateJun 05, 2015 in Environment
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Changing climate prompts boreal forest shift

With warming summer temperatures across Alaska, white spruce tree growth in Interior Alaska has declined to record low levels, while the same species in Western Alaska is growing better than ever measured ...

dateJun 11, 2015 in Environment
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Reducing agriculture's greenhouse gas emissions

The overwhelming scientific consensus is that gases produced by human activity are affecting the global climate. But even if you don't believe the current warming of the global climate is caused by humans, it's only common sense that cutting back on h ...

dateJun 23, 2015 in Environment
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First incidence of koi sleepy disease in Austria

Carp edema virus, also known as koi sleepy disease (CEV/KSD), is a special form of sleepy disease affecting koi and common carp. Long known only in Japan, the disease was recently detected in Europe. An ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in Ecology
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Boreal peatlands not a global warming time bomb

To some scientists studying climate change, boreal peatlands are considered a potential ticking time bomb. With huge stores of carbon in peat, the fear is that rising global temperatures could cause the release of massive ...

dateJun 10, 2015 in Environment
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Jet contrails affect surface temperatures

High in the sky where the cirrus ice crystal clouds form, jet contrails draw their crisscross patterns. Now researchers have found that these elevated ice cloud trails can influence temperatures on the ground and affect local ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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