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SEA-LEVEL RISE: Miami Beach plans an underwater park

For those with vivid imagination, climate change in South Florida could follow a B-grade film script, the kind of pulse-pounding, get-out-of-the-water screamer found on Netflix after Thanksgiving dinner.

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SEA-LEVEL RISE: Miami Beach plans an underwater park

For those with vivid imagination, climate change in South Florida could follow a B-grade film script, the kind of pulse-pounding, get-out-of-the-water screamer found on Netflix after Thanksgiving dinner.

Hearts, airlocks, and asteroids: New research flies on 21st SpaceX cargo mission

(NASA/Johnson Space Center) The 21st SpaceX cargo resupply mission that launches from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida carries a variety of critical research and technology demonstrations to the International Space Station. The mission represents the first on an upgraded version of the company’s Dragon cargo spacecraft designed to carry more science payloads to and from the space station.

Global warming likely to increase disease risk for animals worldwide – Science Daily

Changes in climate can increase infectious disease risk in animals, researchers found — with the possibility that these diseases could spread to humans, they warn. The study, conducted by scientists at the University of Notre Dame, University of South Florida…

A rich source of nutrients under the Earth’s ice sheets

Trace elements such as iron and zinc are essential micronutrients for all kinds of organisms. Below ice sheets, which cover around ten percent of the Earth’s land surface, larger quantities of these substances are mobilised than previously assumed. This is shown by new data from Greenland and Antarctica, which were collected and analysed by an international research team.

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New clues shed light on importance of Earth’s ice sheets

(Florida State University) Researchers examining subglacial waters both from Antarctica and Greenland found that these waters have higher concentrations of important, life-sustaining elements than previously thought, answering a big unknown for scientists seeking to understand the Earth’s geochemical processes.

U.S.-European mission launches to monitor the world’s oceans

The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite will extend a nearly 30-year continuous dataset on sea level collected by an ongoing collaboration of U.S. and European satellites while enhancing weather forecasts and providing detailed information on large-scale ocean currents to support ship navigation near coastlines.