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  1. Can Geoengineering Save the World's Ice?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Scientific American

    A chunk of ice the size of downtown Manhattan fell off the Jakobshavn Glacier in Greenland on August 16, the fastest moving ice sheet in the world at present. As it melts , the glacier calves off icebergs and dumps freshwater into the North Atlantic at a rapid clip, a clip that has doubled in recent years.


  2. Massive Toxic Algae Blooms May Prove a Sign of Climate Change to ComeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | Scientific American

    The water began turning a barely perceptible brownish-green in early May, a sign that algae were present and growing in the waters of Monterey Bay. By the end of month, Raphael Kudela, a professor of ocean sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and his team, who run a regional algae monitoring project, were measuring some of the highest levels of the neurotoxin domoic acid ever observed in the region.


  3. Dolphins "Shout" to Be Heard over Boat NoiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2015 | Scientific American

    Click! Click-clickity-click-click. Unghhhh. Cliiiiiiiiick! A bottlenose dolphin tries to communicate with nearby friends, but they cannot hear the calls.


  4. Polar Bear Metabolism Cannot Cope with Ice LossRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2015 | Scientific American

    Polar bears' metabolism does not slow very much during the summer months when sea ice melts and food becomes scarce, according to a study published today in Science . With the Arctic warming faster than the global average, the finding does not bode well for the bears , who use the ice as a hunting ground.


  5. High Heat Measured under Antarctica Could Support Substantial LifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2015 | Scientific American

    Temperatures on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet can plummet below 50 degrees Celsius in winter. But under the ice scientists have found intense geothermal heat seeping up from Earth's interior.


  6. Saturn's Core Might Be Cloaked in a Neon ShieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | Scientific American

    An effort to mimic the conditions of planetary gas-giant interiors in the lab might have solved the mystery of why Saturn is so much hotter than its larger next-door neighbor, Jupiter. Both are pretty similar, as planets go: They are both composed of mostly hydrogen and helium and are roughly the same size.


  7. Taking the Weight of an Alien WorldRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | Scientific American

    Though hobbled by age, NASA's Kepler planet-hunting telescope is proving to be an almost inexhaustible engine of discovery. The observatory found thousands of new worlds before an equipment malfunction in 2013 slowed its planetary torrent to a trickle, but clever researchers have managed to squeeze remarkable new findings out of its vast trove of archival data.


  8. Mammoth Genomes Provide Recipe for Creating Arctic ElephantsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2015 | Scientific American

    A catalog of the genetic differences between woolly mammoths and elephants reveals how the ice-age giants braved the cold The first woolly mammoth genome was published in 2008, but it contained too many errors to reliably distinguish how the mammoth genome differs from those of elephants. Unlike their elephant cousins, woolly mammoths were creatures of the cold, with long hairy coats, thick layers of fat and small ears that kept heat loss to a minimum.


  9. Save One File to Remember the Contents of AnotherRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | Scientific American

    Digital storage of data has become an integral part of our lives, whether in the form of contacts and calendars on smartphones or constant access to the vast stores of knowledge in the cloud. Previous research has suggested that saving information makes us less likely to remember it, presumably because we assume we do not really need to memorize something that is saved.


  10. Jupiter, Destroyer of Worlds, May Have Paved the Way for EarthRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | Scientific American

    Jupiter may have paved the way for Earth's formation early in our solar system's history. NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute In Greco-Roman mythology Jupiter is the king of the gods, a deity who destroyed an older race of titans to become the jealous and vengeful lord of heaven and Earth.


  11. California Farmers Confront Ominous Groundwater ShortageRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | Scientific American

    In California, groundwater deposits are getting saltier as cities and farms extract more water than is replenished naturally, allowing ocean water into the porous aquifers. Credit: Wonderlane/Flickr In California, groundwater deposits are getting saltier as cities and farms extract more water than is replenished naturally, allowing ocean water into the porous aquifers.


  12. Earth's Past Climate Reveals Future Global WarmingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | Scientific American

    The shells of foraminifera contained boron, and analyzing this element revealed to the scientists the levels of CO2 in the atmosphere. Credit: Hannes Grobe/AWI/Wikimedia Commons That carbon belching from our factories causes global warming is well-known, but beyond that, the science becomes controversy.


  13. U.S. Cities Lag in Race against Rising SeasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | Scientific American

    In just a few decades, most U.S. coastal regions are likely to experience at least 30 days of nuisance flooding every year. Credit: Flickr In December, residents in Marin, a county in the northern part of the San Francisco Bay Area nestled across from the Golden Gate Bridge, woke up to find that some of their roadways, docks and parking lots were underwater.


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