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Antarctic seals can help predict ice sheet melt

Antarctic seals can help predict ice sheet melt

Two species of seal found in the Antarctic seas are helping scientists collect data about the temperature and salinity of waters around vulnerable ice...
A model for the global coastal ocean

A model for the global coastal ocean

Scientific institutions in seven countries have appealed to the greater scientific community and policymakers to use the Baltic Sea region as a model for...
Measuring climate change in the Arctic

Measuring climate change in the Arctic

The UK flagship programme of Arctic research returns to the Arctic Ocean on a scientific cruise, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC),...
How can we identify endangered ecosystems?

How can we identify endangered ecosystems?

A new tool to identify endangered ecosystems has been developed by a team of researchers from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, University Centre for...
Commission relaxes crop diversification requirements

Commission relaxes crop diversification requirements

The European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, has confirmed that he will agree to UK requests and relax crop diversification rules...
Warm winds cause large surface melting during Antarctic winter

Warm winds cause large surface melting during Antarctic winter

A new study involving scientists involving from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) suggests for the first time that warm winds cause large surface melting of...
Agriculture and climate change

Agriculture in a changing climate

Timothy D. Schowalter from Louisiana State University, USA, argues that climate change, which should be the top priority for every nation, represents the most...
Joint Antarctic programme to study future sea level rise

Joint Antarctic programme to study future sea level rise

A new UK-US Antarctic research programme to improve the prediction of future sea level rise is launched this week at the British Antarctic Survey...
New materials for sustainable batteries

New materials for sustainable batteries

Scientists have developed a new conductor material and a new electrode material that could pave the way for inexpensive sustainable batteries and the large-scale...
Record concentration of microplastic in arctic sea ice

Record concentration of microplastic in Arctic sea ice

Researchers have recently found higher amounts of microplastic in Arctic sea ice than ever before, with samples containing up to 12,000 microplastic particles per...

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