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air pollution

Arctic Clouds Highly Sensitive to Air Pollution

In 1870, explorer Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, trekking across the barren and remote ice cap of Greenland, saw something most people wouldn’t expect in such...
mammals

Mammals Switched to Daytime Activity After Dinosaur Extinction

Mammals only started being active in the daytime after non-avian dinosaurs were wiped out about 66 million years ago (mya), finds a new study...
noise pollutionvideo

Noise Pollution Found to Be Disruptive for Schooling Fish

Human activities, like spreading cities, transport and construction, generate a lot of noise that travels faster in water than in air. But cohesion and coordination...
climate change

Microbial Colonisers of Arctic Soils Are Sensitive to Future Climate Change

Melting ice is exposing vast landscapes that are colonised by simple forms of microbial life. These microbes in Arctic soils must cope with short cool...
mitochondria

Sex Cells Evolved to Pass on Quality Mitochondria

Mammals immortalise their genes through eggs and sperm to ensure future generations inherit good quality mitochondria to power the body’s cells, according to new...
beetles

Meet the Unsung Heroes of Dung! Beetles Found to Reduce Survival...

The study was led by Bryony Sands from the School of Biological Sciences, a NERC-funded PhD student and is published today in the Journal...
coral

Large-scale Study Reveals New Insights into Coral and Symbiotic Algae Partnership

In the largest study of its kind to date, a team led by the University of Exeter analysed 632 coral samples from 33 sites...
tropical storms

Scientists Find Link Between Tropical Storms and Decline of River Deltas

Research by the University of Southampton shows that a change in the patterns of tropical storms is threatening the future of the Mekong River...
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Gene Expression Indicates Plants Are Adapting to Increased CO2 Levels

The research from the University of Southampton, UK, published recently in the journal ‘Global Change Biology’, shows that as plants are exposed to elevated...
coccolithophores

Calcification – Does It Pay off in the Future Ocean?

Single-celled phytoplankton play an important role in marine biogeochemical cycling, in marine food webs and in the global climate system. Coccolithophores are a particular...
carbon dioxide

Super-slow Circulation Allowed World’s Oceans to Store Huge Amounts of Carbon...

Using the information contained within the shells of tiny animals known as foraminifera, the researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, looked at the...
Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance in soil and the potential impact on the food...

New research at the University of Southampton is to investigate if large amounts of antibiotic resistant bacteria are present in agricultural soil which may...
earthquakes

Rainwater may play an important role in the process that triggers...

Researchers from the University of Southampton, GNS Science (New Zealand), the University of Otago, and GFZ Potsdam (Germany), identified the sources and fluxes of...