April 20, 2021

Scientists found moving water on the Moon

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By Mike Wehner From BGR The Moon apparently isn’t nearly as dry as scientists once thought. That’s the message from researchers using data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to detect water molecules and the behavior of the moisture over the course of a lunar day. Earth’s Moon was once assumed to be a dry and […]

Scientists figured out why a giant crack in Antarctica is growing so fast, and it points to an even bigger problem

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By Emma Fierberg and Jessica Orwig There’s a giant crack in Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf that’s growing at an alarming rate. Now, scientists think they have the answer, and it points to a much bigger problem. Before 2014, the giant crack was anything but. It barely moved from 2006 to 2014. A new study, […]

NOAA: ‘The Blob’ had bigger impact on West Coast weather than El Niño

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By Brooks Hays From UPI “We found that off California El Niño turned out to be much weaker than expected,” explained researcher Michael Jacox. SANTA CRUZ, Calif., July 7 (UPI) — Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say both El Niño and “The Blob” combined to diminish the biological productivity of marine ecosystems […]

Atlantic, Caribbean storms more destructive as temperatures rise: study

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By SEBASTIEN MALO FOR REUTERS From News Daily NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Hurricanes in the Atlantic and Caribbean oceans will grow more than twice as powerful and damaging as ocean temperatures rise from global warming, a new study says. Warming seas could produce more rainfall and far more destructive storm surges of water […]