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Heat waves can decrease the biomass of phytoplankton in lakes

A recently published study showed that heat waves reduced the biomass of phytoplankton in a boreal lake. Summertime heat waves will become more frequent and stronger with climate change and can reduce the biomass of phytoplankton ...

Kill dates for re-exposed black mosses

In their new paper for the Geological Society of America journal Geology, Dulcinea Groff and colleagues used radiocarbon ages (kill dates) of previously ice-entombed dead black mosses to reveal that glaciers advanced during ...

Road salt found to impact groundwater year-round

For many parts of the United States, winter weather can impact road conditions. To reduce hazardous conditions caused by snow and ice, many counties, municipalities, homeowners, and others use deicers. Salt is the most common ...

How habanero peppers respond to stress

Like people, plants have to cope with stress. The impact on humans is well catalogued, but less is known about how stressors—including high salinity and lack of nutrients—affect plants such as habaneros. Now, researchers ...

Reassessment of mean and extreme climates over West Africa

An international team of scientists has reviewed the effectiveness of reanalysis data products for studying the climate over West Africa. Reanalysis data provides scientists with a blend of observations combining past weather ...

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