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North Atlantic ocean currents are slowing

Heat pump at its weakest in 1000 years

Brine shrimp mix up oceans

Collective vertical migration generates downward jets

Solomon Island logging set to harm water quality

Resulting soil erosion likely to be unsustainable

Old carbon drains from Arctic water systems

Results hint at 'permafrost carbon feedback'

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Supporting Renewables: FiTs not tenders?

Feed In Tarrifs have been very succesful at supporting the expansion of renewables in the EU. But they are being replaced by competitive contract auction /project tendering systems, there and elsewhere. Some very low price bids have certainly resulted, but not everyone is convinced that they will deliver as much capacity- there could be a destructive race to the bottom. That could slow the push to 100% renewables thats some see is possible.

EGU 2018: robot boats assess the Danube

Every morning this week, thousands of geoscientists have taken the U1 train from central Vienna across the Danube to the European Geosciences Union 2018 General Assembly. On Wednesday morning, in what may have been a meeting first, some of them

EGU 2018: could eagle ‘eyes’ measure urban boundary layer?

Rick Thomas is an experimentalist, he likes to test the models. Normally, he does that using sensors attached to drones and planes. But you’re not allowed to fly drones over cities and to measure the urban boundary layer you must

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