Image: Bering Strait
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The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over the Bering Strait, which connects the Pacific and Arctic Oceans between Russia and the US state of Alaska.
Acid oceans will dissolve coral reef sands within decades
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Carbonate sands on coral reefs will start dissolving within about 30 years, on average, as oceans become more acidic, new research published today in Science shows.
Global effort could cut ocean plastics by 77% by 2025
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Global funding to revolutionise waste management in the world's worst polluting countries could clean up ocean plastic by 77% by 2025.
Meteorological silk road pattern may take a toll on Eurasian climate in north-jet years
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The Silk Road pattern in meteorology is a wave-like teleconnection pattern in the summer propagating eastward under the wave guidance of the upper-tropospheric Asian westerly jet stream. It shows up as alternate southerly ...
Japan confirms oil from wrecked tanker hitting its beaches
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Oil that has washed ashore on several southern Japanese islands is likely from an Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea last month, Japan's coastguard said Friday.
New partnership aids sustainable growth with Earth observations
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NASA and the nonprofit Conservation International are partnering to use global Earth observations from space to improve regional efforts that assess natural resources for conservation and sustainable management.
Scientists verify theory of the role of the South Pacific in natural atmospheric CO2 fluctuations
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A team led by geochemist Dr. Katharina Pahnke from Oldenburg has discovered important evidence that the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels at the end of the last ice age was triggered by changes in the Antarctic Ocean. ...
Extinct lakes of the American desert west
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Boulder, Colo., USA: The vestiges of lakes long extinct dot the landscape of the American desert west. These fossilized landforms provide clues of how dynamic climate has been over the past few million years.
Moths in mud can uncover prehistoric secrets
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Moth scales, preserved in the mud of a coniferous forest lake, have been used to identify outbreaks of these insects over the past 10,000 years. This groundbreaking new technique, reported in the open-access journal Frontiers ...
Drier conditions could doom Rocky Mountain spruce and fir trees
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Drier summers and a decline in average snowpack over the past 40 years have severely hampered the establishment of two foundational tree species in subalpine regions of Colorado's Front Range, suggesting that climate warming ...