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Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

Catastrophic loss of Cambodia’s tropical flooded grasslands

Posted: 17 Mar 2013 07:14 PM PDT

New research reveals the catastrophic loss of Cambodia’s tropical flooded grasslands. Around half of Cambodia’s tropical flooded grasslands have been lost in just 10 years according to new research.

When it rains these days, does it pour? Has the weather become stormier as the climate warms?

Posted: 17 Mar 2013 12:48 PM PDT

Scientists have shown that the signature of an increase in storminess could be extracted from precipitation data for the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. The scientists suspect the same signature lies hidden under naturally stormier weather at other locations as well.

Ocean plankton sponge up nearly twice the carbon currently assumed

Posted: 17 Mar 2013 12:47 PM PDT

Models of carbon dioxide in the world’s oceans need to be revised, according to new work. Trillions of plankton near the surface of warm waters are far more carbon-rich than has long been thought, they found.

Highly effective communities of bacteria in the world’s deepest oceanic trench

Posted: 17 Mar 2013 12:47 PM PDT

Deep sea trenches act as hot spots for microbial activity, according to new research.