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Giant Amazon Fish Becoming Extinct in Many Communities, Study

Giant Amazon Fish Becoming Extinct in Many Communities, Study

The victim of extensive fishing, a 10-foot Amazonian fish appears to be headed straight for extinction in several areas. According to BBC News, the Arapaima, a formerly dominant fish in the Amazon River, is now extinct in eight of 41 communities observed in a study published in the journal Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. The Arapaima is known to ... Read More »

Research Queries Temperature Proxies And Models, Report

Research Queries Temperature Proxies And Models, Report

When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently requested a figure for its annual report, to show global temperature trends over the last 10,000 years, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Zhengyu Liu knew that was going to be a problem. “We have been building models and there are now robust contradictions,” says Liu, a professor in the UW-Madison Center for Climatic ... Read More »

2010 Chile earthquake triggered icequakes in Antarctica, Study

2010 Chile earthquake triggered icequakes in Antarctica, Study

A massive earthquake that struck Chile in 2010 caused glaciers thousands of miles away in Antarctica to calve, a study published Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience found. Seismic surface waves radiating away from the earthquake’s epicenter traveled some 2,900 miles (4,700 kilometers) before passing through Antarctica’s ice sheets and causing small tremors, or “icequakes.” Read More »