Research sheds new light on Antarctic control of global climate
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Research sheds new light on Antarctic control of global climate

Sea ice and icebergs in the shelf sea environment adjacent to Antarctica. Credit: Mike Meredith, British Antarctic Survey Scientists have made a new discovery that challenges previous understanding of the relationship between the polar Southern Ocean, next to Antarctica, and carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. Their findings show that, contrary to existing assumptions, biological…

Research: Climate change helped elephants evolve a large brain
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Research: Climate change helped elephants evolve a large brain

Elephants have long captivated our attention, partly because of their sheer size and majesty. But we’re also struck by their complex behavior. In some ways, we’re fascinated because this behavior echoes our most humane feelings. For instance, elephants have repeatedly been observed using tools and grieving their dead. Their evolutionary history is interesting, too. It…

PSFK Research Paper Launch: Improving Sustainability And Transparency In Fashion
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PSFK Research Paper Launch: Improving Sustainability And Transparency In Fashion

Apparel industry leaders are implementing next-gen eco-friendly measures that have a positive impact on the environment—and consumers Consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of the environment and the impact that their actions have on the planet’s climate. In order to keep up with changing customer desires, leaders in the fashion industry are rethinking the way they…

New research shows that Antarctica’s largest floating ice shelf is highly sensitive to warming of the ocean
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New research shows that Antarctica’s largest floating ice shelf is highly sensitive to warming of the ocean

Scientists have long been concerned about the potential collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and its contribution to global sea level rise. Much of West Antarctica’s ice lies below sea level, and warming ocean temperatures may lead to runaway ice sheet retreat. This process, called marine ice sheet instability, has already been observed along…