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Amazon Rainforest Is Probably Contributing to Climate Crisis, Study Finds

Amazon Rainforest Is Probably Contributing to Climate Crisis, Study Finds

The Amazon rainforest likely emits more greenhouse gases than it absorbs, a first-of-its-kind study has found. The study, published in Frontiers in Forests and Global Change on Thursday, is the first to consider emissions other than carbon dioxide, such as methane from floods and cattle, and black carbon from forest-clearing fires. “Cutting the forest is […]

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    Western U.S. Is Most At-Risk for Early Snowpack Melt

    Western U.S. Is Most At-Risk for Early Snowpack Melt

    As the planet warms, mountain snowpack is increasingly melting. But “global warming isn’t affecting everywhere the same,” Climate Scientist Amato Evan told the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego. In a recent study, a team of researchers examined if snowpack melted faster in the Western U.S. than in other areas. […]

    ‘Presumed Extinct’ Bird Is Found in Indonesia

    ‘Presumed Extinct’ Bird Is Found in Indonesia

    In October 2020, two men living in Indonesia’s South Kalimantan province on Borneo managed to catch a bird that they had never seen before. They photographed and released it, then sent the pictures to birdwatching organizations in the area for identification. Ornithologist Panji Gusti Akbar was equally surprised when he saw Fauzan and Suranto’s picture […]

    Melting Ice Sheets Could Hasten Ocean Current’s Collapse

    Melting Ice Sheets Could Hasten Ocean Current’s Collapse

    The climate crisis could push an important ocean current past a critical tipping point sooner than expected, new research suggests. The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) helps move heat from the tropics to the Northern Hemisphere, and is one of the reasons why Europe has relatively mild winters, Science Alert explained. However, the current has […]

    What You Need to Know About Coastal Darkening

    What You Need to Know About Coastal Darkening

    Coastal waters around the world are growing darker from pollution and runoff. This has the potential to create huge problems for the ocean and its marine life. Coastal darkening is a change in the color and clarity of water. According to Hakai Magazine, the underlying causes include fertilizer pollution creating algal blooms, along with boats […]

    NASA Releases First Video and Audio of Mars Landing

    NASA Releases First Video and Audio of Mars Landing

    U..S space agency NASA has released a video and the first ever audio clip from Mars, a faint wind sound captured by the Perseverance rover. Several images of the landing were released earlier, but it took days for the video signal to be relayed to Earth. The 3 minute 25 second video clip released on […]

    Meet Elizabeth Ann, the First U.S. Endangered Species to Be Cloned

    Meet Elizabeth Ann, the First U.S. Endangered Species to Be Cloned

    In a remarkable first, scientists have cloned a U.S. endangered species. The clone in question is a black-footed ferret named Elizabeth Ann, and her lineage could bring much needed genetic diversity to the imperiled species. “[I]t was a commitment to seeing this species survive that has led to the successful birth of Elizabeth Ann,” Ryan […]

    Federal Agencies Have Lost Hundreds of Scientists Since 2017. What Comes Next?

    Federal Agencies Have Lost Hundreds of Scientists Since 2017. What Comes Next?

    By Taryn MacKinney First, the bad news: An analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists reveals that federal agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have lost hundreds of scientists since 2017. The good news: With the Biden administration already acting on its pledge to lead with science, a […]

    Wind-Blown Dust Is Causing Greenland’s Ice to Melt Faster

    Wind-Blown Dust Is Causing Greenland’s Ice to Melt Faster

    As the world’s ice sheets melt at an increasing rate, researchers are looking for explanations beyond just a hotter climate. A recent study found one answer may lie in the dust. Published on Monday in Nature Communications, the study found that phosphorus, a mineral found in dust, is a key nutrient for an extensive glacier […]