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Newswise: A fragile crust protects from dust

A fragile crust protects from dust

University of Utah

From June 2016 to August 2018, Perry traversed the playa by bike, researching how it contributes to dust in the Salt Lake Valley’s air. In a report prepared for the Utah Department of Natural Resources and Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management, Perry details the current dust source regions on the playa and explains how declining lake levels, as well as damage to the playa, could make the problem worse.

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Could dark carbon be hiding the true scale of ocean 'dead zones'?

University of Plymouth

Dead zones within the world's oceans - where there is almost no oxygen to sustain life - could be expanding far quicker than currently thought, a new study suggests.

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10-Dec-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Technologies and scientific advances needed to track methane levels in atmosphere

University of Bristol

Understanding what influences the amount of methane in the atmosphere has been identified by the American Geophysical Union to be one of the foremost challenges in the earth sciences in the coming decades because of methane's hugely important role in meeting climate warming targets.

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Last remaining glaciers in the Pacific will soon melt away

Ohio State University

The last remaining tropical glaciers between the Himalayas and the Andes will disappear in the next decade – and possibly sooner – due to climate change, a new study has found. The glaciers in Papua, Indonesia, are “the canaries in the coal mine” for other mountaintop glaciers around the world, one of the senior authors of the paper said.

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Natural ecosystems protect against climate change

University of Göttingen

The identification of natural carbon sinks and understanding how they work is critical if humans are to mitigate global climate change. Tropical coastal wetlands are considered important but, so far, there is little data to show the benefits.

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Newswise: Insects’ Drag-Based Flight Mechanism Could Improve Tiny Flying Robots
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Insects’ Drag-Based Flight Mechanism Could Improve Tiny Flying Robots

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Thrips don’t rely on lift in order to fly. Instead, the tiny insects rely on a drag-based flight mechanism, keeping themselves afloat in airflow velocities with a large ratio of force to wing size. In a study published in this week’s Journal of Applied Physics, researchers performed the first test of the drag force on a thrip’s wing under constant airflow in a bench-top wind tunnel. Drawing from experience in microfabrication and nanomechanics, they created an experiment in which a thrip’s wing was glued to a self-sensing microcantilever.

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Could we cool the Earth with an ice-free Arctic?

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

The Arctic region is heating up faster than any other place on Earth, and as more and more sea ice is lost every year, we are already feeling the impacts. IIASA researchers explored strategies for cooling down the oceans in a world without this important cooling mechanism.

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Newswise: Study: Favorable Environments for Large Hail Increasing Across U.S.
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Climate change and the threat to global breadbaskets

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Extreme climatic conditions could lead to an increased risk of unusually low agricultural harvests if more than one global breadbasket is affected by adverse climate conditions at the same time.

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