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Pond in High Artic Drying Up Due to Global Warming

.... Ancient ponds in the Arctic drying up during the polar summer as warmer temperatures evaporate shallow bo...re the most common source of surface water in many polar areas, and part of the Arctic ecosystem. They provide habitat for waterfowl, drinking water for anim...

Antarctic Icebergs Serve as 'hotspots' for Ocean Life

...arch establishes yet another promising horizon for polar ecology," said Roberta Marinelli, organisms and ecosystems program director for the US Antarctic Program. "And as we progress through the International Polar Year, NSF hopes to expand this work to learn yet more about these unique ecological niches...

Why Humans Fail to Act on Climate Change

...d alarm bells with the direst projections yet that polar ice caps will melt, sea levels will rise and one-sixth of the world population - including 1 billion people in Asia - will face severe water shortages by century's end. But despite the severe warnings, humans are reluctant to change. Roman Seidl,...

Investigating Coral Reefs to Help Understand Past and Future Climate Change

...pt climatic change and rapid sea-level rise due to polar ice sheets melting, similar conditions to what we see the Earth facing now and which are predicted for the future. Reconstructing past environments may lead to a better estimate of the climate sensitivity and hence of future climate change. Fossil ...

Global Warming Disaster Closer Than Thought, Says NASA

...on of the West Antarctic ice sheet" dubbed WAIS by polar scientists. Many scientists say a disintegration of WAIS would mean catastrophically rapid sea-level rise. The NASA/Columbia study is co-written by 48 scientists in the United States and France....

World Environment Day (International Polar Year)

...d snow-covered areas of the world as it is in the polar systems that the impact of global warming has bee...e Gateway to the Arctic" is situated north of the polar circle. In the context of the shrinking Arctic ice cap, it would appear that the place and theme are...

Bengal to Ban Low-grade Plastic Production

... climate change, caused due to the melting down of polar glaciers, will also affect the tropical countries with various diseases and unpredictable weather conditions, he said. "We have to conserve the water bodies, social forestry and wildlife to keep a balance between industry and environment in the sta...

Why Humans Fail to Act on Climate Change

...d alarm bells with the direst projections yet that polar ice caps will melt, sea levels will rise and one-sixth of the world population - including 1 billion people in Asia - will face severe water shortages by century's end. But despite the severe warnings, humans are reluctant to change. Roman Seidl,...

Norwegian Glacier Shrinks and Marine Life Poisoned as the Globe Warms

... threatening human livelihoods and species such as polar bears that depend on sea ice for hunting seals. They say dark sea water and land, once exposed, soaks up more heat than ice and snow. Glaciers are in retreat in many parts of the world, from the Alps to the Himalayas, and could push up sea levels i...

Winter Warmth Breaks All Records

...pical diseases like malaria would spread. By 2050, polar bears would mostly be found in zoos, their habitats gone. Pests like fire ants would thrive. It concluded that it was at least 90 per cent certain that human emissions of greenhouse gases rather than natural variations were warming the planet's sur...

Man-Made Proteins Could Be More Useful Than Real Ones

...parallel and antiparallel helices, and an array of polar side chains on the surface. Looking from a distance, you'd say this was a helical bundle protein.” There were significant differences, however. “Only when you look at the details, does it become clear that there are differences between the a-pepti...

Environmental Pollutants Could Impact the Size of Sexual Organs

...nmark checked 55 male and 44 female East Greenland polar bears for a correlation between the pollutant leve...educe the size of sexual organs in male and female polar bears, the health portal Medical News Today quoted the researchers as saying. OHCs include dioxins...

Instrument to reveal Information about Ozone Loss

...g (MIPAS) is unique in its possibilities to detect polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs) since it is the first ...lity to observe these clouds continuously over the polar regions especially during the polar night," Michael H?pfner of Germany’s Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe...

PFCAs Detected in the Artic

...dust and in heavier concentrations in the blood of polar bears and seals in the Arctic, thousands of kilometers from any possible industrial source. The fact that the concentration in seals are doubling every five years is very disturbing. PFCAs are linked to cancer and other developmental effects in ani...

Bright arctic lights to cause headaches

...re more affected during summer lights than that of polar winter season. The condition worsens because of light exposure, says the researchers of the study. The condition also makes women, who are more prone to migraine attacks, become extremely sensitive to lights during the period between the attacks. Th...

New remedy for those suffering from Crohn's disease

...cure to Crohn's// patients, which he claims is the polar opposite of what currently available drugs are offering. The drug called GM-CSF, which stands for granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor and also known as Leukine, stimulates the immune system instead of suppressing it. Dr. Dieckgraefe clai...

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