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US Navy submarine data reveals decades of thinning Arctic polar cap

Researchers have pieced together the records from US Navy submarine missions to build a full picture of how Arctic sea ice thickness has changed over the past four decades.

US Navy submarine data reveals decades of thinning Arctic polar cap
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Rare family records reveal how seasons are changing with climate change
(Mon 02/03)
Rare historic records of the changing seasons on a family’s rural estate are helping scientists better understand how woodland trees and flowers are responding to climate change.... Read more

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Children exposed to air pollution have increased risk of developing a low IQ
(Thu 12/02)
Children living in cities with significant air pollution are at an increased risk for detrimental impacts to the brain, including short-term memory loss and lower IQ, according to a new University of Montana study.... Read more

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NASA finds 19,500 square miles of polar ice now melts into the oceans each year
(Tue 10/02)
Sea ice increases in Antarctica do not make up for the accelerated Arctic sea ice loss of the last three decades, according to the stark findings of a new NASA study. ... Read more

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"Safe" mercury levels in seafood can still pose major health risk to women
(Tue 10/02)
One of the greatest risk factors for devastating autoimmune diseases among women could be linked with exposure to mercury through seafood, a new University of Michigan study reveals.... Read more



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US Navy submarine data reveals decades of thinning Arctic polar cap
(Tue 03/03)
Researchers have pieced together the records from US Navy submarine missions to build a full picture of how Arctic sea ice thickness has changed over the past four decades.

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Rare family records reveal how seasons are changing with climate change
(Mon 02/03)
Rare historic records of the changing seasons on a family’s rural estate are helping scientists better understand how woodland trees and flowers are responding to climate change.

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Children exposed to air pollution have increased risk of developing a low IQ
(Thu 12/02)
Children living in cities with significant air pollution are at an increased risk for detrimental impacts to the brain, including short-term memory loss and lower IQ, according to a new University of Montana study.

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NASA finds 19,500 square miles of polar ice now melts into the oceans each year
(Tue 10/02)
Sea ice increases in Antarctica do not make up for the accelerated Arctic sea ice loss of the last three decades, according to the stark findings of a new NASA study.

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"Safe" mercury levels in seafood can still pose major health risk to women
(Tue 10/02)
One of the greatest risk factors for devastating autoimmune diseases among women could be linked with exposure to mercury through seafood, a new University of Michigan study reveals.

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Natural dietary supplement that could help tackle the obesity epidemic
(Sun 08/02)
Scientists claim to have made a breakthrough discovery in the battle against obesity after finding the fiery chili pepper is packed with a fat-busting secret.

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Latest drug technology could help reduce cost of carbon capture
(Thu 05/02)
A novel class of materials that enable a safer, cheaper, and more energy-efficient process for removing greenhouse gas from power plant emissions has been developed by a multi-institution team of researchers.

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New rare plant discovery named in honour of Sir David Attenborough
(Wed 04/02)
An international group of botanists have named a newly discovered flowering plant ‘Sirdavidia’ to honour Sir David Attenborough and mark his influence on their life and careers as scientists.

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Study links common pest spray with an increased risk of ADHD
(Thu 29/01)
A commonly used pesticide may alter the development of the brain's dopamine system - responsible for emotional expression and cognitive function - and increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in chi

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How fish food could be the source of future jet plane fuel
(Wed 28/01)
A common algae commercially grown to make fish food holds promise as a source for both biodiesel and jet fuel, according to the findings of a new study.

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Habitat of endangered chimps threatened by climate change
(Wed 21/01)
Dramatic habitat loss by 2020 threatens the population of the planet's most endangered chimp subspecies, according to research which suggests that climate change could do more harm to chimpanzee populations than previou

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Disease-carrying commercial bees pose serious threat to wild pollinators
(Fri 16/01)
Viruses carried by commercial bees can jump to wild pollinator populations with potentially devastating effects, according to a new study from the University of Exeter.

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Study finds new toxic contaminants in oil and gas wastewater
(Wed 14/01)
Scientists have discovered high levels of two potentially hazardous contaminants, ammonium and iodide, in wastewater being discharged or spilled into streams and rivers from oil and gas operations.

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China's economic boom will lead to water shortage crisis
(Tue 13/01)
New research paints a grim picture for the future of China’s water supply, as its booming economy continues to heap pressure on its natural resources, according to scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA), the

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Ancient Romans provide lesson in making low-carbon concrete
(Tue 16/12)
No visit to Rome is complete without a visit to the Pantheon, Trajan's Markets, the Colosseum, or the other spectacular examples of ancient Roman concrete monuments that have stood the test of time and the elements for