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Danish researchers confirm that narwhals and belugas can interbreed

(University of Copenhagen) A team of University of Copenhagen researchers has compiled the first and only evidence that narwhals and beluga whales can breed successfully. DNA and stable isotope analysis of an anomalous skull from the Natural History Museum of Denmark has allowed researchers to confirm the existence of a narwhal-beluga hybrid.

Don’t Do Just One Thing – The New York Times

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These sled dogs aren't walking on water, but something fishy is going on

Each year in June, just before all the sea ice has melted, climate scientists at the Danish Meteorological Institute head out by dog sled onto the Greenland sea ice to collect their instruments. Typically the dogs walk on ice for…

Study predicts more long-term sea level rise from Greenland ice

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Greenland’s melting ice sheet could generate more sea level rise than previously thought if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase and warm the atmosphere at their current rate, according to a new modeling study. The study, which used data from NASA’s Operation IceBridge airborne campaign, was published in Science Advances today.

Walking on water: Photo of Greenland huskies rings alarm over global warming – Independent.ie

‘Extreme event’: Sled dogs appearing to walk on water as they wade through partially melted sea ice in north-west Greenland. Photo: Steffen Olsen Walking on water: Photo of Greenland huskies rings alarm over global warming Independent.ie Climate experts have released…

Winning Nat Geo photos reveal nature and humanity at their finest

National Geographic asked readers to show them the world, and these photographers didn’t disappoint, offering inspiring images from their travels. For the 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest, the judges chose winning images in three categories — cities, people and…

Global Warming Is Pushing Microbes into Damaging Climate Feedback Loops & Raising Health Risks – InsideClimate News

All life on Earth evolved from microorganisms in the primordial slime, and billions of years later, the planet’s smallest life forms—including bacteria, plankton and viruses—are still fundamental to the biosphere. They cycle minerals and nutrients through soil, water and the…

Climate talks held as Arctic ice melts, concerns grow – KING5.com

BERLIN, Germany — (AP) — Diplomats and climate experts gathered Monday in Germany for U.N.-hosted talks on climate change amid growing public pressure for governments to act faster against global warming. Officials meeting in the western city of Bonn for…

High Temperatures over the Arctic

Melt extent over Greenland was well over 40% on June 12, 2019. The surface melt map that day (on the right) shows many coastal areas for which data are missing, as indicated by the grey color. As the June 13,…

No evidence for increased egg predation in the Arctic

(Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research) Climate and ecosystems are changing, but predation on shorebird nests has changed little across the globe over the past 60 years, finds an international team of 60 researchers. The study published in Science on 14 June 2019 challenges a recent claim that shorebird eggs are more often eaten by predators due to climate change, and more so in the Arctic compared to the tropics. The research shows that these claims are a methodological artefact.