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Scientists set out costs of sea level rise

Originally Published by environmentalresearchweb: all content

Warning that increased investment in coastal defences must be made in tandem with emissions reductions to prevent huge economic damage caused by flooding
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Early Earth may have been ice cold

Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDaily

When Earth’s first organisms were formed, it may have been in an ice cold ocean. New research indicates that both land and ocean were much colder than previously believed.
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‘Fairy circles’ discovered in Australia

Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDaily

What happens to its stuff when black hole vanishes?

Originally Published by EarthSky

Physicists have argued strenuously that it was not possible that all quantum information could remain hidden withinthe black hole when it shrunk to minute sizes.

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A glance into the future of the Arctic

Originally Published by EurekAlert! – Earth Science

Throughout the Arctic, ice wedges are thawing at a rapid pace. Changes to these structures, which are very common in permafrost landscapes, have a massive impact on the hydrology of the tundra.

Sand dunes are important desert dust sources

Originally Published by EurekAlert! – Earth Science

A Global View of Methane

Originally Published by NASA Earth Observatory

Methane is one of the most potent—and surprising—greenhouse gases.
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Stepping into the SWOS Portal: How Coordination of Data Can Help Protect the World’s Vanishing Wetlands

The Earth has lost more than half of its wetland extent since 1900. The satellite-based Wetland Observation Service (SWOS) is working to provide a data portal that will have real-world impacts, helping to track wetland degradation, identify pollution sources, and assess restoration strategies.

South Africa bans leopard hunts due to uncertainty on numbers

Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian

For the first time in decades, hunters with deep pockets will not be able to shoot all of the “big five” game animals in South Africa after the government banned leopard hunts for the 2016 season.
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Northern spring is fireball season

Originally Published by EarthSky

Northern spring – for a few weeks around the March equinox – is a good time to see especially bright meteors, aka fireballs. It’s fireball season — a time of year when bright meteors appear in greater number than usual. In fact, in the weeks around the start of spring, the appearance rate of fireballs can increase by as much as 30 percent, NASA has said.

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