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February, 2020

  • 11 February

    Noise pollution from ships may scare Arctic cod from feeding grounds

    The noise of shipping vessels traveling through northern Canadian waters is causing Arctic cod to sacrifice much of their foraging and feeding in order to flee the area until ships move away, researchers report.

  • 10 February

    Global warming and extinction risk

    How can fossils predict the consequences of climate change? A German research team from FAU, the Museum of Natural History Berlin and the Alfred Wegener Institute compared data from fossil and marine organisms living today to predict which groups of animals are most at risk from climate change. 

  • 10 February

    Antarctica hits warmest temperature ever recorded

    The temperature in northern Antarctica hit nearly 65 degrees (18.3 degrees Celsius), a likely heat record on the continent best known for snow, ice and penguins.

  • 6 February

    Permafrost collapse is speeding climate change, study warns

    Abrupt thawing of permafrost will double previous estimates of potential carbon emissions from permafrost thaw in the Arctic, and is already rapidly changing the landscape and ecology of the circumpolar north, a new CU Boulder-led study finds.

  • 3 February

    Scientists find record warm water in Antarctica, pointing to cause behind troubling glacier melt

    A team of scientists has observed, for the first time, the presence of warm water at a vital point underneath a glacier in Antarctica—an alarming discovery that points to the cause behind the gradual melting of this ice shelf while also raising concerns about sea-level rise around the globe.

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  • 30 September

    Fish can feel pain like mammals, scientist says

    Fish experience pain on a level comparable to mammals, according to a scientist who has debunked the common misconception that the animals aren’t capable of such sensation. 

  • 25 September

    Microplastics may affect how Arctic sea ice forms and melts

    If people assume the Arctic environment is unaffected by what humans discard into the oceans, they are wrong. The pristine waters of the Arctic Ocean are under silent threat by those particles as they drift along with the ocean currents over long distances.