Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Environment

Satellites can be used to identify waste sites on Earth

A new computational system uses satellite data to identify sites on land where people dispose of waste, providing a new tool to monitor waste...

Study reveals new factor in Antarctic ice shelf melting

Scientists discovered a process that can contribute to the melting of ice shelves in the Antarctic.

Biodegradable medical gowns introduce harsh greenhouse gas discharge

There’s no magic bullet to this problem.

Study unveils why Southern hemisphere is stormier than the Northern

A first concrete explanation for difference, and show it is getting even stormier over time.

A new mechanism for efficient conversion of carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide

Scientists designed new molecules, innovating a new pathway for CO2 conversion.

Scientists discovered a river longer than Thames beneath the Antarctic ice sheet

An unexpected river under the Antarctic ice sheet affects the flow and melting of ice.

Tonga eruption sparked massive phytoplankton bloom

After staying relatively inactive since 2014, the Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai volcano erupted on Jan. 2022. The eruption sent atmospheric shock waves, sonic booms, and...

Antarctica’s ice shelves may be melting at an accelerated rate

How do coastal ocean currents increase Antarctic ice shelf melt?

A New Antarctica study shows that levels of toxic chemicals increased markedly

Levels of ‘forever chemicals’ reaching the remote continent have been increasing.

Prevention of global warming depends on understanding the Earth’s energy imbalance

The only practical way to estimate it is through an inventory of the changes in energy.

Finding extraterrestrial life forms with the help of ancient microbes

The relationship between life and the environment it inhabits holds many clues about how the planet became habitable over the years. Planetary habitability is...

Microplastics found in fresh snow in Antarctica

A serious threat to the Antarctic.

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