Pond in High Artic Drying Up Due to Global Warming
Some of the ponds which have been around for thousands of years in High Artic
are drying up because of global warming , according to two researchers. Ancient ponds in the Arctic drying up during the polar summer as warmer temperatures evaporate shallow bodies of water illustrates the rapid effects ...
PFCAs Detected in the Artic
Fluorinated polymers have become a great danger in the environment and are thought to cause cancer in man. Their ubiquitous presence is seen in microwave popcorn bags, stain-free carpets, fast-food wrappers, denture cleaners, windshield washer fluid. //
Scott Mabury, at the University of To...
NASA Analysis Say 2005 Was The Warmest Year
... The century’s warmest year was 2005, according to a NASA analysis. The other warmest years are 1998, 2002, 2003 and 2004, respectively. Even in the artic
region, the year 2005 was reportedly unusually warm. For the purposes of their analysis, the scientists used temperature data from weather // stations...
A model photochemical compass for bird navigation
...eatures of a photochemical compass.
The most common bird migration pattern in the northern hemisphere is to fly north in the summer to breed in the artic
and to fly south to warmer regions for the winter.
Regardless of which way they are flying, migrating birds are important ecologically as a food ...
Map is first to track global human influences on ocean ecosystems
...Sea, the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf, the Bering Sea, along the Eastern Coast of North America and in much of the western Pacific. The oceans around the artic
and Antarctic poles have been affected very little, but the dwindling polar ice sheets will leave them vulnerable in the future, research suggests. Ve...
Horseshoe crab decline threatens shorebird species
... Each year, the red knot, a medium-sized shorebird, makes a 20,000-mile round-trip from the southern tip of Argentina to the artic
Circle ?one of the longest migrations of any bird. And each year from April to June, the red knot stops over in the Delaware Bay to feed on horseshoe ...
Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident
...ve materials migrate downward into the soil and slowly decay. The high transfer of radiocaesium from lichen to reindeer meat to humans was seen in the artic
and sub-Arctic areas, with high contamination of reindeer meat in Finland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden. The concerned governments imposed some restrict...
Study reveals new technique for fingerprinting environmental samples
...m the different environments which included soil from a Minnesota farm and samples of several different whale skeletons collected from the Pacific and artic
ocean depths separated by thousands of miles. The DNA was then sequenced and analyzed by the JGI. While different environments present different metab...