"Mercury that we believe had once been in the stratosphere is now in the deepest trench on Earth." Here's why that important.
Nov. 24, 2020 • ~9 min
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It may look like a dog house in space, but Sentinel-6 will make the most precise map of ocean height.
Nov. 21, 2020 • ~7 min
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By taking fish out of the ocean that would otherwise die and sink to the bottom, fishing has a negative impact on the ocean's carbon sequestration.
Nov. 19, 2020 • ~6 min
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200 years ago, people discovered Antarctica – and promptly began profiting by slaughtering some of its animals to near extinction
For 200 years, a small number of countries have exploited the marine wildlife of Antarctica, often with devastating impact on their populations.
Nov. 13, 2020 • ~8 min
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The pattern of autumn sea ice growth has been completely disrupted, but are we really headed for a tipping point?
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~6 min
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Paleontologists have discovered fossil remains belonging to an enormous 'toothed' bird that lived for a period of about 60 million years after dinosaurs.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~7 min
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The Laptev Sea is one of the Arctic's biggest nurseries of new sea ice in winter, but Siberia's record summer heat may have halted production.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~5 min
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