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Record-breaking double star may be cannibalising itself

Originally Published by New Scientist – Earth

A binary star with the longest and most infrequent eclipses ever may bust the records because one star is stealing material from the other
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ASU researchers find microbial heat islands in the desert

Originally Published by environmentalresearchweb: all content

Deserts are often thought of as barren places that are left exposed to the extremes of heat and cold and where not much is afoot. But that view is being altered as new research reveals the intricate ecological dynamics of deserts as they change in response to the elements.

Genome of the flowering plant that returned to the sea

Originally Published by EurekAlert! – Earth Science

All Stirred Up in the Arabian Sea

Originally Published by NASA Earth Observatory

Winds in southwest Asia mix dust into the atmosphere and seed a striking bloom in the sea.

Earthzine and Earth Observations in 2016

What to expect at Earthzine and in Earth Observations in 2016.

Millions prepare for potentially ‘paralyzing’ east coast winter storm

Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian

Washington DC is at the center of the blizzard’s aim, where forecasters have warned residents to brace for more than 30in snow and wind gusts up to 50mph.
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Winter hurricane in North Atlantic

Originally Published by EarthSky

Hurricanes need warm water to form, and that’s why the North Atlantic’s hurricane season begins on June 1 each year and runs through late November. But on January 14, 2016, a tropical depression in the eastern Atlantic evolved into a hurricane, which was given the first name on 2016’s list of hurricane names: Alex.

Earth’s temperature depends on where you put thermometer

Originally Published by The Big Story

When it comes to measuring global warming, it’s all about altitude.
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A Delicate Balance: Protecting Northwest’s Glass Sponge Reefs

Originally Published by Yale Environment 360

Jason-3 Satellite Brings Climate Data to New Heights

 NASA Jet Propulsion Lab

NASA rendering of Jason-3 in orbit. Image Credit: NASA Jet Propulsion Lab

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