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Antarctic ice shelf retreats happened before

...oval of this ice shelf may be causing the glaciers inland to flow faster, which could lead to enhanced drainage of part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, and a consequent rise in sea level. ...

Ice core 'dipstick' indicates West Antarctic ice has thinned less than believed

...ilt to quite high elevations in the mountains just inland from the Ross Ice Shelf. That led to the expectation that Siple Dome had to be substantially thicker than it is now as the ice moved from the mountains to the ice shelf. But the new study shows the ice could not be thick at Siple dome, so ice must ha...

Internet viruses help ecologists control invasive species

...rio in 1982 and by 2003 it had invaded at least 57 inland lakes and lake systems in Canada. Its spread has been facilitated because it can produce resting eggs able to survive adverse environmental conditions (such as drying out or being eaten by fish), and because humans transport the eggs on their fishing...

Crisis in African fish supplies looms, experts warn Africa leaders

...otect Africa's small, labour-intensive coastal and inland fisheries. 2. Develop aquaculture Aquaculture will play an increasing role in African food security. Small integrated fishing-farming operations will provide employment for growing populations in remote rural areas. Around the cities, opportunist...

Leptin-signaling Protein Maintains Normal Body Weight And Energy Balance In Mice

...otect Africa's small, labour-intensive coastal and inland fisheries. 2. Develop aquaculture Aquaculture will play an increasing role in African food security. Small integrated fishing-farming operations will provide employment for growing populations in remote rural areas. Around the cities, opportunist...

Seal rookeries could provide a reliable food source for endangered California condors, study finds

...by humans, and as a result, the condors that lived inland no longer had large prey to feed on." The disappearance of terrestrial megafauna caused the first major dietary shift, according to the authors. "Our paper shows that condors on the West Coast survived the Pleistocene extinction by switching to mari...

Tropical Atlantic cooling and African deforestation correlate to drought, report scientists

...rial Africa. Weldeab says that man's reduction of inland vegetation cover through deforestation and overgrazing in equatorial Africa and increases in global temperatures through the emission of greenhouse gases will likely strongly affect the African monsoon system in the future. "The weakening of the mo...

Overfishing in inland waters reduces biodiversity and threatens health

... 2005 issue of BioScience. Although the status of inland waters and their fish species should be of broad c...ish as their primary protein source. Landings from inland waters have increased more than fourfold since 1950, mainly in developing nations, though in develop...

Ocean 'dead zones' trigger sex changes in fish, posing extinction threat

...ntific evidence suggests in many coastal areas and inland waters, hypoxia is primarily caused by agricultural run-off (particularly fertilizers) and discharge of domestic and industrial wastewaters. Dead zones are developing along the coasts of the major continents, and they are spreading over larger area...

There's something fishy about human brain evolution

... affects more than a 1.5 billion people, mostly in inland areas, and causes sub-optimal brain function. Iodine is legally required to be added to salt in more than 100 countries. Says Dr. Cunnane: "We've created an artificial shore-based food supply in our salt." ...

Taipan venom no snake oil

...ofmammals." Dr St Pierre studied the venom of the inland and coastal taipan, the common brown, the red bellied black, the mulga, the rough-scaled snake, Stephens banded snake and the tiger snake. "Only the mulga did not have Factor X as it has developed its own unique mechanism of killing." Dr St Pierre ...

Cornell lab confirms deadly fish virus spreading to new species

... for the first time in the Lake Winnebago chain of inland lakes about 25 miles south of Green Bay on Lake Michigan; confirmation is pending. And millions of dead freshwater drum formed windrows of carcasses along the beaches of Lake Erie in 2006, all victims of VHSV. Other species from the Great Lakes Bas...

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