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Confined Water at Fahrenheit -451

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Scientists discovered a new kind of water molecule whose shape has been altered to conform to the symmetry of the environment in which it is trapped.

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Fish physiology , Gene Expression, Fishes, Ocean Acidification, rockfish

Study Examines Ocean Acidification Effects on Rockfish, a Key CA Marine Prey Base

A new study led by researchers from Moss Landing Marine Labs of San Jose State University, California State University Monterey Bay and University of California Santa Cruz examines how ocean acidification may negatively affect some juvenile rockfish, a key marine prey base to the Calif. ecosystem.

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Arctic Sea Ice Loss Impacts Beluga Whale Migration

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A new University of Washington study has found the annual migration of some beluga whales in Alaska is altered by sea ice changes in the Arctic, while other belugas do not appear to be affected.

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UCI Introduces iRain Smartphone App

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Irvine, Calif., January 5, 2017– Climate researchers and weather forecasters get their rain data from a network of precipitation-sensing satellites that orbit Earth. iRain, a new mobile phone app developed by engineers at the University of California, Irvine puts the same precision rainfall information into the pockets of the public.

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Radar Reveals Meltwater's Year-Round Life Under Greenland Ice

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Exploring where liquid goes, even in winter

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New Research Shows That Turning Up the Thermostat Could Help Tropical Climates Cool Down

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New research done in Singapore shows that slightly raising indoor temperatures and equipping office workers with smart fans saves significantly on overall office building energy costs while maintaining employee comfort.

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Salmonella, Food Poisoning, eggs, Free Range, Farming, Food Contamination, Weather, Climate

Hot Weather Not to Blame for Salmonella on Egg Farms

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New research conducted by the University of Adelaide shows there is no greater risk of Salmonella contamination in the production of free range eggs in Australia due to hot summer weather, compared with other seasons.

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Longtime Duda Executive Named UF/IFAS Champion for 2016

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Hugh English helped launch southwest Florida’s fledgling citrus industry. He started his career as a citrus grove manager at A. Duda & Sons in 1965, and through his work, English began many citrus research and Extension demonstrations in the Duda groves. He retired in 2001 as a corporate vice president.

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Bernhardt/Meier Laboratory , bees, Wildflowers, Pollination

Saint Louis University Scientists Discover Bees Prefer Warm Violets in Cool Forests

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Studies provide fresh insight into how such tiny wild flowers continue to thrive and reproduce.

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Orchids Mimic Human BO to Attract Mosquitoes

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New research shows that orchids relying on mosquitoes for pollination attract them by producing the same odors found in common mosquito blood-hosts. The results of this study will be presented at the annual conference of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology in New Orleans, LA on January 7, 2017.

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The Mystery of the Earless Toads

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More than 200 species of “true toads” have fully functional inner ears, but cannot fully use them because they have lost their tympanic middle ears, the part of the ear which transmits sound air pressures from the outside world to the inner ear. These “earless” toads rely on sounds to communicate, so why would they lose a sense that is key to their survival and reproduction?

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Corals, coordinated behaviour

Corals May Show Complex, Coordinated Behavior

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The individual and the group: insignificant alone, awesome together. Like ants in a colony or neurons of a brain, the collective action of single actors can beautifully coalesce into something more complex than the parts.

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Sticky Toes Provide Clues to Evolution

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Yet, how this key innovation evolved remains a mystery locked within the leathery shell of a lizard egg. Now, Dr. Thomas Sanger at Loyola University in Chicago has developed new techniques to understand more about the process of evolutionary diversification by observing development in real time.

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Eelgrass in Puget Sound is stable overall, but some local beaches suffering

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Eelgrass, a marine plant crucial to the success of migrating juvenile salmon and spawning Pacific herring, is stable and flourishing in Puget Sound, despite a doubling of the region's human population and significant shoreline development over the past several decades.

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Increasing Rainfall in a Warmer World Will Likely Intensify Typhoons in Western Pacific

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An analysis of the strongest tropical storms over the last half-century reveals that higher global temperatures have intensified the storms via enhanced rainfall. Rain that falls on the ocean reduces salinity and allows typhoons to grow stronger.

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More Frequent Hurricanes Not Necessarily Stronger on Atlantic Coast

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Active Atlantic hurricane periods, like the one we are in now, are not necessarily a harbinger of more, rapidly intensifying hurricanes along the U.S. coast, according to new research performed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Paleontology, Evolution, Fossil, chimaeras, Sharks, South Africa

280 Million-Year-Old Fossil Reveals Origins of Chimaeroid Fishes

High-definition CT scans of the fossilized skull of a 280 million-year-old fish reveal the origin of chimaeras, a group of cartilaginous fish related to sharks. Analysis of the brain case of Dwykaselachus oosthuizeni, a shark-like fossil from South Africa, shows telltale structures of the brain, major cranial nerves, nostrils and inner ear belonging to modern-day chimaeras.

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Drinking Water, chemical spill, Charleston, WV, Elk River, Freedom Industries, Environment, Water Quality, First Responder, Chemical Safety

When a Mysterious Chemical Leaks

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The January 9, 2014 Freedom Industries’ storage facility leak in Charleston, WV released a little-known chemical into rivers, threatening human and the environmental health. How can we be better prepared?

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Big Data Shows How What We Buy Affects Endangered Species

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The things we consume, from iPhones to cars to IKEA furniture, have costs that go well beyond their purchase price. What if the soybeans used to make that tofu you ate last night were grown in fields that were hewn out of tropical rainforests? Or if that tee-shirt you bought came from an industrial area that had been carved out of high-value habitat in Malaysia?

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Climate Change, Global Warming, Satellite Data, Temperature Change, NASA, NOAA, Climatology, Meteorology, earth system science

2016 Edges 1998 as Warmest Year on Record

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Global Temperature Report: December 2016







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