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Changing Arctic Tundra Could Radically Alter Shorebird Breeding Grounds

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http://www.enn.com — A new study projects that global warming could dramatically affect the tundra breeding habitat of 24 shorebird species, with 66 percent to 83 percent losing most of their suitable nesting territories. Researchers modeled breeding conditions for these migratory shorebird species — some of which travel more than 10,000 miles from Antarctica or southern South America to breed in the Arctic — and Read More
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A research project coordinated by UC3M helps reduce the cost of parallel computing

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http://www.enn.com — Heterogeneous parallel computing combines various processing elements with different characteristics that share a single memory system. Normally multiple cores (like the 'multicores' in some smart phones or personal computers) are combined with graphic cards and other components to process large quantities of data."We hope to help transform code so that it can be run in heterogeneous para Read More
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Most of World's Biggest Beasts Could Be Extinct by 2100

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Most of the world's large creatures could face extinction by 2100 if drastic conservation measures aren't taken, conservationists say. Read More
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Globally protected areas benefit broad range of species, largest ever study reveals

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — The largest ever analysis of globally protected areas reveals for the first time that they do benefit a broad range of species. By analysing biodiversity samples taken from 1,939 sites inside and 4,592 sites outside 359 protected areas, scientists have discovered the protected area samples contain 15 percent more individuals and 11 percent more species compared to samples from unprotected sites. Read More
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Satellite data reveal serious decline in Georgia salt marsh health

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — The amount of vegetation along the Georgia coast has declined significantly in the last 30 years, spurring concerns about the overall health of marshland ecosystems in the area, warn scientists. Read More
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Carbon dioxide can be stored underground for 10 times the length needed to avoid climatic impact

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — Study of natural-occurring 100,000-year-old carbon dioxide reservoirs shows no significant corroding of 'cap rock', suggesting the greenhouse gas hasn't leaked back out -- one of the main concerns with greenhouse gas reduction proposal of carbon capture and storage. Read More
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First whale detected by newly deployed acoustic buoy in New York Bight

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http://www.enn.com — A new acoustic buoy recently deployed by scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and WCS's (Wildlife Conservation Society) New York Aquarium to listen for some of the world's biggest animals in the New York Bight has detected its first whale species, and it's a really big one.Fixed in position some 22 miles south of Fire Island and fitted with a digital acousti Read More
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Missing Flight MH370: Ocean Currents Point to New Search Spot

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Further analysis of the debris from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 points to a possible new search area in the Indian Ocean. Read More
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Democratic Party Platform: We Fact-Checked the Science

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Here's Live Science's guide to the Democratic National Committee (DNC)'s platform and the science that may support or run contrary to these party stances. Read More
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Fireball Seen Over Western US Was Spent Chinese Rocket | Video

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http://feedproxy.google.com — On July 27, 2016, a Chinese Long March 7 rocket body re-entered Earth's atmosphere and was "removed from the U.S. satellite catalog" by the Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC), according to a twitter post from US Strategic command. Read More
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Is Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Bad for You?

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Inhaling secondhand marijuana smoke even for just 1 minute may temporarily affect how blood vessels function, according to a new study done in rats. Read More
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