Archive | January 2019

“Glacial melts in the Canadian Arctic reveal land that hasn’t been seen in more than 40,000 years”

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Melting ice is exposing hidden landscapes in the Canadian Arctic that haven’t been seen in more than 40,000 years, new research published in Nature Communications reveals.

 

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“Bison Are Back, And That Benefits Many Other Species On The Great Plains”

http://econintersect.com/pages/contributors/contributor.php?post=201901222127

By the early 2000s, the total North American population had expanded to 500,000, with about 90 percent being raised as livestock – but often in relatively natural conditions – and the rest in public parks and preserves. For scientists, this process has been an opportunity to learn how bison interact with their habitat.

2019 can expect another big rise in CO2 levels

Met Office researchers expect to record one of the biggest rises in atmospheric concentrations of CO2 in 2019. Every year, the Earth’s natural carbon sinks such as forests soak up large amounts of CO2 produced by human activities.

But in years when the tropical Pacific region is warmer like this year, trees and plants grow less and absorb smaller amounts of the gas

“Germany’s Dried-Up Rivers Cut Growth But the Rebound Is Coming”

Germany’s Dried-Up Rivers Cut Growth But the Rebound Is Coming.(January 23rd 2019)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-23/germany-s-dried-up-rivers-cut-growth-but-the-rebound-is-coming?srnd=premium-europe

Sinking water levels on Germany’s industrial rivers probably shaved at least 0.7 percentage point off economic growth last year, adding to a series of shocks that almost tipped the nation into a recession.

“Antarctica is shedding six times more ice mass than it was 40 years ago”

https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2019/01/15/Antarctica-is-shedding-six-times-more-ice-mass-than-it-was-40-years-ago/2761547516484/

Antarctica is melting and shedding ice at an accelerated clip. According to a new study, Antarctica is losing six times more ice mass than it was 40 years ago.

“Greenland’s Melting Ice Nears a ‘Tipping Point,’ Scientists Say”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/21/climate/greenland-ice.html

The Arctic is warming at twice the average rate of the rest of the planet, and the new research adds to the evidence that the ice loss in Greenland, which lies mainly above the Arctic Circle, is speeding up as the warming increases.

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Fossil shark named after 80s video game

The shark swam in the rivers of what is now South Dakota, US, about 67 million years ago, living alongside iconic dinosaur species such as T. rex. 

“Half of all cars sold in Norway in 2018 were electric”

https://qz.com/1514111/half-of-all-cars-sold-in-norway-in-2018-were-electric/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=daily-brief

Norway got rich by selling oil—but it believes the fuel doesn’t have a future on its own roads. The country plans to end sales of all gasoline-powered cars by 2025.

“Warm water is attracting bluefin tuna to Britain”

https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2019/01/07/Warm-water-is-attracting-bluefin-tuna-to-Britain/9021546871658/

Bluefin tuna are showing up in European waters in increasing numbers.

While conservationists and recreational anglers were debating whether or not the endangered fish species should be caught, scientists in France were trying to figure out why they’re relocating.