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The Pacific oyster is in Sweden to stay

The Pacific oyster was discovered in large numbers along the west coast of Sweden in 2007. The mortality rate in some places during the past two winters has been 100%, but researchers at the University of ...

Mar 22, 2011 4 / 5 (1) 0

Back to the future with mummified trees

When in Quttinirpaaq National Park in the Canadian Arctic, Ohio State University Earth scientist Joel Barker initially spotted some pieces of dead trees scattered on the barren ground near a glacier. Immediately, ...

Mar 17, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast

VIMS team returns to Antarctic Peninsula

A team of researchers led by professor Deborah Steinberg of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science has returned to Antarctica for their annual 6-week field season aboard the research vessel Laurence M. Gould.

Jan 10, 2011 not rated yet 0

Heaven on Earth melting away

On a November evening, with the spring sun in northern Antarctica slowly setting about 11 p.m., the view from the top of the Marr Ice Piedmont - a glacier nearly 40 miles long by 20 miles wide - was all ice and sky. ...

Dec 03, 2010 3.3 / 5 (12) 6

Scientists possibly unlock biodiversity door

(PhysOrg.com) -- Looking for the answer to why the tropical Amazonian rainforest has more bird, plant and insect life than Vancouver Island’s temperate rainforest has been like looking for a needle in a haystack. That is ...

Jul 15, 2010 4.5 / 5 (11) 0 | with audio podcast

Are winters in Europe becoming colder?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Despite the trend towards global warming, people in Great Britain and Central Europe will possibly experience cold winters more often in the next few years. This is the findings of a study ...

Apr 20, 2010 4.5 / 5 (15) 15 | with audio podcast