Marine Ecology

Survival strategy found in living corals which was only seen in fossil records

Some corals can recover after massive mortality episodes caused by the water temperature rise. This survival mechanism in the marine environment -known as rejuvenation- had only been described in some fossil corals so far. A new study published in the journal Science Advances reveals the first scientific evidence of the rejuvenation phenomenon in vivo in…

Antarctica is being melted from BELOW by warm underground rivers, panicked scientists warn
Nature & Science

Antarctica is being melted from BELOW by warm underground rivers, panicked scientists warn

UPSIDE-DOWN ‘rivers’ are melting ice shelves in Antarctica from beneath, according to a new study. Concerned scientists have observed in greater detail how warm water rising up from the oceans is destabilising ice shelves at their weakest points. These ‘upside-down rivers’ are known as basal channels and scientists have known about them for a number…

Electric-Car Owners Hard Hit by Massive California Power Shutdown
Green Energy

Electric-Car Owners Hard Hit by Massive California Power Shutdown

Photo credit: Smith Collection/Gado – Getty ImagesFrom Car and DriverNearly a million Californians are now without power as the electric company deliberately shut it off this week, fearing high winds would spark wildfire.The affected area in Northern California surrounds Fremont, home of Tesla, and a great many electric-car owners who can’t charge their vehicles as…