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Flooding might triple in the mountains of Asia due to global warming – EurekAlert

IMAGE: Glacial lake in the Himalayan region. view more  Credit: © Heng Li The “Third Pole” of the Earth, the high mountain ranges of Asia, bears the largest number of glaciers outside the polar regions. A Sino-Swiss research team has revealed…

Climate Scientists Show Flooding May Triple in the Mountains of Asia Due to Global Warming – SciTechDaily

Glacial lake in the Himalayan region. Credit: © Heng Li A team of Swiss and international climate scientists has shown that the risk of glacial lake outburst floods in the Himalayan region and the Tibetan plateau could triple in the…

How climate change is worsening drought – Environmental Defense Fund

Spring is in full swing across the U.S. – flowers are blooming, pollen is blowing – and this means that the 2021 heat wave, hurricane, and wildfire seasons are just around the corner. After the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season produced…

Corporate climate change secrets targeted by D.C., California – Los Angeles Times

California clean tech innovator Bloom Energy, with its noncombustion, low-emission fuel cells, is hardly taking the same approach to powering the planet as oil giant Chevron, but one thing the companies have in common are slick promotional campaigns defining them…

New Geology articles published online ahead of print in April

(Geological Society of America) Thirty-one new articles were published online ahead of print for Geology in April. Topics include shocked zircon from the Chicxulub impact crater; the Holocene Sonoran Desert; the architecture of the Congo Basin; the southern Death Valley fault; missing water from the Qiangtang Basin; sulfide inclusions in diamonds; how Himalayan collision stems from subduction; ghost-dune hollows; and the history of the Larsen C Ice Shelf. These Geology articles are online at https://geology.geoscienceworld.org/content/early/recent.

Illinois, Nebraska scientists propose improvements to precision crop irrigation

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) With threats of water scarcity complicating the need to feed a growing global population, it is more important than ever to get crop irrigation right. Overwatering can deplete local water supplies and lead to polluted runoff, while underwatering can lead to sub-optimal crop performance. Yet few farmers use science-based tools to help them decide when and how much to water their crops.

How do slow anomalies beneath subducting slabs affect giant megathrust earthquakes?

(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Dr. FAN Jianke from the Institute of Oceanology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOCAS) and Prof. ZHAO Dapeng from Tohoku University investigated the oceanic asthenosphere structure of six subduction zones to revealed how slow anomalies beneath subducting slabs affect giant megathrust earthquakes.

Scientists have cultured the first stable coral cell lines

(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University) Researchers in Japan have established sustainable cell lines in a coral – a success which could prove to be a pivotal moment for gaining a deeper understanding of the biology of these vital marine creatures. Seven out of eight cell cultures, seeded from the stony coral, Acropora tenuis, have continuously proliferated for over 10 months. The results were published in Marine Biotechnology on the 26th April 2021.

Wisdom and Loneliness May Be Shaped by Healthy Gut Microbes, Researchers Believe

The evolving science of wisdom rests on the idea that wisdom’s defined traits correspond to distinct regions of the brain, and that greater wisdom translates into greater happiness and life satisfaction while being less wise results in opposite, negative consequences. Scientists have found in multiple studies that persons deemed to be wiser are less prone […]

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UNH research: Climate change affects deep-sea corals and sponges differently

(University of New Hampshire) Corals and sponges are important foundations in ocean ecosystems providing structure and habitats that shelter a high number of species like fish, crabs and other creatures, particularly in the seamounts and canyons of the deep sea. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have discovered that when it comes to climate change not all deep-sea corals and sponges are affected the same and some could be threatened if average ocean temperatures continue to increase in the deep sea of the Northwest Atlantic.