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Jan 23, 2014

Thanks to social networking, local scientists are getting recognition for an ongoing climate study that started over 50 years ago.

Science Daily
Jan 23, 2014

Stanford scientists are using weak vibrations generated by the Earth's oceans to produce "virtual earthquakes" that can be used to predict the ground movement and shaking hazard to buildings from real quakes.

The Age
Jan 22, 2014

Floating sensors that have predicted extreme weather events for decades and saved lives in the process have been left to "collapse" amid vandalism and US budget cuts.

The Huffington Post
Jan 22, 2014

Since a freakishly warm March in Chicago a couple of years ago, I've been educating myself about climate change.

Environmental Research Web
Jan 22, 2014

A new study of four Antarctic emperor penguin colonies suggest that unexpected breeding behaviour may be a sign that the birds are adapting to environmental change. Analysis of satellite observations reveals that penguin colonies moved from their traditional breeding grounds during years when the thin layer of ice (sea ice) formed later than usual to the much thicker floating ice shelves that surround the continent. Reporting this week in the online journal, PLOS ONE, a team of scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS), the Australian Antarctic Division and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, describe this extraordinary change in behaviour

Jan 19, 2014

Climate models agree on projections of changing rainfall patterns from future warming of the tropical Pacific Ocean.

New York Times
Jan 19, 2014

 “If You See Something, Say Something,” is the headline on a Sunday Op-Ed article by Michael E. Mann, the Penn State climate scientist who, after years of attacks from groups fighting restrictions on greenhouse gases, has become a prominent climate and political campaigner, as well.

The Takeaway
Jan 17, 2014

Lately there’s been a lot of buzz about crowdfunding and crowdsourcing science. Ralph Keeling, director of the Scripps CO2 and O2 programs at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, is also tapping the power of crowdfunding. He joins The Takeaway to explain his efforts to help fund his work, which focuses on keeping track of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, and the slowly decreasing supply of oxygen. Keeling’s carbon dioxide measurements include the so–called “Keeling Curve” record started by his father, Charles David Keeling, in the late 1950s.

Alaska Journal of Commerce
Jan 16, 2014

Walmart reps were in Juneau last week to learn more about Alaska’s salmon fisheries, and to make sure management is up to snuff with the company’s sustainability criteria. Alaska’s salmon industry opted out of the high-priced certifying program that Walmart uses as its seafood purchasing standard, the London-based Marine Stewardship Council. Alaska instead adopted the UN-sanctioned Responsible Fisheries Management, or RFM, program for “well managed” certification, a label that has become practically a requirement in most seafood buying and selling today. Now scientists have found that ocean acidification, or OA, also changes fish behavior. Normal fish are used to moving between the shaded and light parts of a kelp forest, for example, looking for food or interacting with other fish. Studies by Martín Tresguerres, a marine biologist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, show that OA affects their neurons in a way that makes them feel more threatened, and they prefer to stay more sheltered.

Australian Geographic
Jan 16, 2014

Breeding on ice shelves may help protect against climate change. Images from satellites and aircraft have revealed a previously unknown breeding behaviour in emperor penguins – one which may help them better adapt to climate change. Scientists had thought these birds formed breeding colonies exclusively on sea ice. Now, a new survey from the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, has found new colonies breeding on ice shelves at four locations across Antarctica.