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Shrimp on cocaine – what’s the big deal?

The environment is facing a seemingly endless number of problems. From climate change to extinction-level biodiversity losses, the spread of antibiotic resistance, harmful algal blooms, and pollution from multiple chemicals, to name just a few. The consequences and impacts of these issues are far-reaching for... click to read more

  • Thomas Miller | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Analytical, Environmental and Forensic Sciences, King's College London, London, UK
Views 692
Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 23, 2020
The migration of marine plankton during the industrial era

Marine plankton forms the basis of life in the ocean, and any changes in marine ecosystems have a profound impact. From observations since the 1950s, we knew that plankton species have been changing their distribution in a way that is consistent with anthropogenic climate change.... click to read more

  • Lukas Jonkers | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at MARUM center for marine environmental sciences, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Views 555
Reading time 3 min
published on Jan 21, 2020
Warmer oceans will harbor lower animal abundance

Climate change is not only altering the ocean's temperature, currents, and productivity, but also the most known forms of animal life. This includes a wide variety of species, from small invertebrates and fish to turtles, tuna, and whales - changes in the marine environment influence... click to read more

  • Heike K. Lotze | Professor at Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Views 638
Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 16, 2020
Solving the Bermuda mystery: an island that tells a story of a new way to form volcanoes

Volcanoes are responsible for creating most of Earth's crust by transporting molten rock from deep within the Earth to the surface. Volcanoes are typically present at active plate boundaries, where two tectonic plates either converge or diverge. At convergent plate boundaries, one plate is forced... click to read more

  • Sarah E. Mazza | Assistant Professor at Department of Geosciences, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Views 788
Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 15, 2020
Recent Rapid Changes in Antarctic Sea Ice Coverage

Sea ice spreads over vast areas of both the north and south polar regions, especially in the respective winters, and is a significant component of the polar climate system. Sea ice reflects far more of the sun's radiation that reaches it than liquid water does.... click to read more

  • Claire Parkinson | Climate Change Senior Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory, USA
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Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 8, 2020