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Tropical cyclones can become post-tropical before they dissipate, meaning they can become sub-tropical, extra-tropical or a remnant low pressure area.  As Tropical Cyclone Gelena transitioned into a subtropical storm, NASA's Aqua satellite provided a... more
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NASA catches development of Tropical Cyclone Gelena  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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World's biggest terrestrial carbon sinks are found in young forests  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
More than half of the carbon sink in the world's forests is in areas where the trees are relatively young—under 140 years old—rather than in tropical rainforests, research... more
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Tropical Cyclone Oma continued to stay just west of Vanuatu in the Southern Pacific Ocean as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and captured an image of the... more
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NASA-NOAA satellite provides wide view of Tropical Cyclone Oma  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
When you look at a Tropical Cyclone Oma from space, you'll get a sense of its massive size. While orbiting the Earth, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a look at... more
NASA-NOAA satellite finds Tropical Cyclone Gelena sheared  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Wind shear can push tropical cyclones apart and satellite imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite revealed that is what is happening to Tropical Cyclone Gelena in the Southern Indian Ocean. more
Aqua satellite shows winds shear affecting Tropical Cyclone Gelena  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Visible imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed the effects of wind shear on Tropical Cyclone Gelena in the Southern Indian Ocean. The storm weakened to a tropical storm. more
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NASA's Aqua satellite finds winds battering Tropical Cyclone Gelena  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Tropical Cyclone Gelena is being battered by outside winds, and that's weakening the storm. Visible imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed the bulk of clouds in Tropical Cyclone Gelena were... more
Tasmanian devil cancer unlikely to cause extinction, say experts  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
A new study of Tasmanian devils has revealed that a transmissible cancer which has devastated devil populations in recent years in unlikely to cause extinction of the iconic species. more
NASA looks at Tropical Storm Funani's rainfall  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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At least 200 species of large animals are decreasing in number and more than 150 are under threat of extinction, according to new research that suggests humans' meat consumption habits... more
U-Pb constraints on pulsed eruption of the Deccan Traps across the end-Cretaceous mass extinction  Science Magazine · 2 days
Temporal correlation between some continental flood basalt eruptions and mass extinctions has been proposed to indicate causality, with eruptive volatile... more
50 years ago, DDT pushed peregrine falcons to the edge of extinction  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
In 1969, peregrine falcons were at risk of extinction. But a ban on the pesticide DDT and new captive breeding programs allowed the raptors... more
Humans' meat consumption pushing Earth's biggest fauna toward extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
At least 200 species of large animals are decreasing in number and more than 150 are under threat of extinction, according to new research that suggests humans' meat consumption habits... more
NASA looks at Tropical Cyclone Funani's rainfall rates  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Tropical Cyclone Funani continued tracking southeast through the Southern Indian Ocean on Feb. 7, 2019. When the GPM satellite passed overhead, it revealed that Funani's strongest rains wrapped around the center and... more
Earth's largest extinction event likely took plants first  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New evidence from the cliffsides of Australia suggests that Earth's largest extinction event -- a volcanic cataclysm occurring roughly 252 million years ago -- extinguished plant life long before many animal counterparts. more
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A new species in the family of Softshell Turtles is described from Northern Vietnam and China by a Hungarian-Vietnamese-German team of researchers. The newly discovered reptile has a distinctly blotched shell and is so... more
From vibrations alone, acacia ants can tell nibbles from the wind  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers find that the ants of the acacia tree are tipped off to the presence of herbivores by vibrations that run throughout the trees when an... more
NASA-NOAA satellite sees powerful Tropical Cyclone Oma affecting New Caledonia  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Tropical Cyclone Oma appeared well-organized on satellite imagery as it moved through the Southern Pacific Ocean, just northwest of New Caledonia. more
Carbon, climate, and North America's oldest trees  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
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Earth's continental nurseries discovered beneath mountains  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Earth is the only known planet with continents, and scientists are offering up new evidence that Earth's continental crust formed deep below mountainous continental arcs like the Andes. more
Australian plants facing extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New research by the Threatened Species Recovery Hub has identified the top 100 Australian plant species at risk of extinction. Three quarters of Australia's threatened species are plants. more
NASA-NOAA satellite looks at large-eyed Tropical Cyclone Oma  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Tropical Cyclone Oma is a large hurricane with a big eye. The storm appeared well-organized on satellite imagery as it moved through the Southern Pacific Ocean. more
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