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Secret life of sponges

Sponges are ancient marine animals, very common throughout the world's oceans and seem less affected by ocean warming and acidification.

Let it snow: Antarctica and its frozen legal state

Antarctica is a mysterious continent, we have barely scratched its icy surface in terms of exploration and within this frozen realm, there are unimagined resources that remain untapped. The continent lies without state, nations ...

Climate and soil determine the distribution of plant traits

An international research team succeeded in identifying global factors that explain the diversity of form and function in plants. Led by the University of Zurich, the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena and the ...

Forests with rich tree species grow more consistently

A recent study in Science Advances shows that extreme weather conditions affect species-rich forests less than forests with fewer species. In addition, species-rich forests also produce more wood—largely due to the diversity ...

Kitesurfing the white wilderness for polar science

In an astonishing feat of endurance, explorers Justin Packshaw and Jamie Facer Childs are a quarter of the way through a 3600-km kitesurf trek that takes them across the desolate heart of Antarctica. They are not pushing ...

Promising results for eelgrass restoration using sand-capping

This spring, excavators spread tons of sand on the seafloor outside a small island on the Bohus coast in an attempt to improve living conditions for eelgrass. Now, a follow-up study shows that the eelgrass shoots have more ...

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