Search results for Arctic Ecosystem

Ecology May 06, 2021

International team partners with UN to launch global initiative to map ungulate migrations

An international team of 92 scientists and conservationists has joined forces to create the first-ever global atlas of ungulate (hooved mammal) migrations, working in partnership with the Convention on the Conservation of ...

Bio & Medicine May 04, 2021

Tiny plastic particles in the environment

Wherever scientists look, they can spot them: whether in remote mountain lakes, in Arctic sea ice, in the deep-ocean floor or in air samples, even in edible fish—thousands upon thousands of microscopic plastic particles ...

Environment Apr 29, 2021

Historic specimens highlight the key role viruses play in Arctic ecosystems

As we continue to manage the ongoing pandemic, the role that viruses play has never been more relevant. They are present and attack pretty much every single living organism, from the biggest whale to the smallest bacteria, ...

Plants & Animals Apr 28, 2021

Natural reserve sites host researchers and volunteers studying ecological challenges

Amid the extreme aridity of the vast Colorado Desert of eastern San Diego County, a ribbon of greenery allows life to thrive.

Environment Apr 27, 2021

The 'heat bombs' destroying Arctic sea ice

A team led by physical oceanographers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, and including Bangor University scientist, shows in a new study how plumes of warm water are flowing ...

Earth Sciences Apr 26, 2021

Lesson from Arctic sea-ice prediction in 2020: Subseasonal-to-seasonal prediction remains challenging

As an indicator and amplifier of global climate change, the Arctic's health and stability is the cornerstone of the stability of our climate system. It has far-reaching impacts on ecosystems, coastal resilience and human ...

Environment Apr 23, 2021

There aren't enough trees in the world to offset society's carbon emissions – and there never will be

One morning in 2009, I sat on a creaky bus winding its way up a mountainside in central Costa Rica, light-headed from diesel fumes as I clutched my many suitcases. They contained thousands of test tubes and sample vials, ...

Earth Sciences Apr 22, 2021

Earth's cryosphere is vital for everyone

Everything on our planet—the land, the water, the air, people—is connected by the various chemical, physical and biological processes that make up what we call the Earth system.

Plants & Animals Apr 21, 2021

A whale chorus reveals how climate change may be shifting migration

Eerie wails, explosive trumpets and ghostly moans. The sounds from the underwater recorders had a story to tell, even without a single intelligible word: the whales had stayed put.

Earth Sciences Apr 20, 2021

What was the Medieval warm period?

What was the Medieval warm period? What caused it, and did carbon dioxide play a role?

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