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Public Release: 4-Apr-2014
NASA sees Tropical Depression 05W's bulk west of center
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Tropical Depression 05W on April 4 at 07:09 UTC/3:09 a.m. EDT. The VIIRS instrument captured a visible picture of the storm, revealing most of the clouds and thunderstorms were west of the center.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 4-Apr-2014
ZooKeys
A new species of horseshoe worm discovered in Japan after a 62-year gap
A team of Japanese scientists, lead by Dr. Hirose recently described a new species of horseshoe worm Phoronis emigi from sandy bottom at 33 m depth in Amakusa, Japan. This is the first new horseshoe worm species since the discovery of Phoronis pallida by Silen in 1952, 62 years ago. This study was published in the open-access journal ZooKeys.

Contact: Dr. Masato Hirose
mhirose@aori.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 4-Apr-2014
Marine Mammal Science
Tracking sperm whales' ecology through stomach contents
'Understanding what resources support populations of these incredibly rare animals is important to conservation,' the lead author says of the pygmy and dwarf sperm whales she studied. 'If there are changes in the environment or their prey, we can now hope to better anticipate the potential impacts. There had been quite a knowledge gap about these animals, but this work gives us an idea of their ecological niche and requirements in the current environment.'
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Center for Marine Science at UNC Wilmington

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
Geology
Geology spans the minute and gigantic, from skeletonized leaves in China to water on mars
New Geology studies include a mid-Cretaceous greenhouse world; the Vredefort meteoric impact event and the Vredefort dome, South Africa; shallow creeping faults in Italy; a global sink for immense amounts of water on Mars; the Funeral Mountains, USA; insect-mediated skeletonization of fern leaves in China; first-ever tectonic geomorphology study in Bhutan; the Ethiopian Large Igneous Province; the Central Andean Plateau; the Scandinavian Ice Sheet; the India-Asia collision zone; the Snake River Plain; and northeast Brazil.

Contact: Kea Giles
kgiles@geosociety.org
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
Lithosphere
A once-only cataclysmic event and other mysteries of earth's crust and upper mantle
The April 2014 Lithosphere is now available in print. Locations covered include the Acatlán Complex, Mexico; east Yilgarn craton, Australia; the eastern Paganzo basin, Argentina; the hotspot-related Yellowstone crescent, USA; and the western Alps. Locations investigated in four new papers published online on 2 April include the Banks Island assemblage in Alaska and British Columbia; The Diligencia basin of the Orocopia Mountains in California; a US post-Grenville large igneous province; and South Island, New Zealand.

Contact: Kea Giles
kgiles@geosociety.org
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
NASA's Aqua satellite flies over newborn Tropical Depression 05W
The fifth tropical depression of the northwestern Pacific Ocean tropical cyclone season formed far from land as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and captured a visible image of the storm on April 4.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
Science
Hot mantle drives elevation, volcanism along mid-ocean ridges
Using data from seismic waves, scientists have shown that temperature deep in Earth's mantle controls the elevation and volcanic activity along mid-ocean ridges, colossal mountain ranges that line the ocean floor. The findings, published this week in Science, bolster the idea that warm mantle plumes are responsible for 'hot spot' volcanism, and shed new light on how temperature in the depths of the mantle influences the contours of the Earth's crust.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Stacey
kevin_stacey@brown.edu
401-863-3766
Brown University

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Geophysical Research Letters
River ice reveals new twist on Arctic melt
A new study led by Lance Lesack, a Simon Fraser University geographer and Faculty of Environment professor, has discovered unexpected climate-driven changes in the mighty Mackenzie River's ice breakup. This discovery may help resolve the complex puzzle underlying why Arctic ice is disappearing more rapidly than expected. Lesack is the lead author on 'Local spring warming drives earlier river-ice breakup in a large Arctic delta,' published recently in Geophysical Research Letters.

Contact: Carol Thorbes
cthorbes@sfu.ca
778-782-3035
Simon Fraser University

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone's Hellen's lively remnants
Powerful Tropical Cyclone Hellen rapidly weakened after hitting northwestern Madagascar, but Hellen's remnants have recently started to show signs of life. The TRMM satellite flew over these remnants in the Mozambique Channel on April 2, 2014, at 01:43 UTC.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Magnetic anomaly deep within Earth's crust reveals Africa in North America
The repeated cycles of plate tectonics that have led to collision and assembly of large supercontinents and their breakup and formation of new ocean basins have produced continents that are collages of bits and pieces of other continents. Figuring out the origin and make-up of continental crust formed and modified by these tectonic events is vital to understanding Earth's geology and is important for many applied fields, such as oil, gas, and gold exploration.

Contact: Kea Giles
kgiles@geosociety.org
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Don't move a mussel (or a clam, or a snail)
Anyone that has spent time at a seaside pier has witnessed the destruction barnacles wreak on boat hulls. But biofouling animals are not limited to marine environments. A new paper published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment estimates that the global management of freshwater mussels, clams, and other clinging animals costs $277 million US dollars annually.

Contact: Lori Quillen
quillenl@caryinstitute.org
845-677-7600 x233
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
New project to help millions of people living in deltas adapt to climate change
Researchers from the University of Southampton are leading an international project to understand the effect of climate change on people living in deltas in South Asia and Africa, and how they respond. The $13.5m Canadian dollar DECCMA project is funded by Canada's International Development Research Centre and the UK's Department for International Development.
International Development Research Centre

Contact: Glenn Harris
G.Harris@soton.ac.uk
44-023-805-93212
University of Southampton

Public Release: 1-Apr-2014
Extreme weather events provide window for scientists studying Amazon climate change
Extreme weather events in the Amazon Basin are giving NASA-funded scientists an opportunity to predict the impacts of climate change and deforestation on ecological processes and ecosystem services of the Amazon River wetlands.
NASA

Contact: Leandro Castello
leandro@vt.edu
540-231-5046
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 1-Apr-2014
Global research possibilities expand as IISD assumes operation of Canada's famed 'Experimental Lakes'
Canada's famed 'Experimental Lakes Area' -- one of Earth's only whole-lake laboratories -- has enabled studies that today underpin phosphate, mercury, acid rain and other fundamental environmental legislation worldwide. Now, thanks to a group of agreements announced today, not only will the 58 northern Ontario lakes remain available for global scientific research, the scope of experimentation is expected to expand under the new stewardship of the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712
International Institute for Sustainable Development

Public Release: 1-Apr-2014
2014 Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research IACUC Conference
Study reveals animal research bias in experimentation oversight committee membership
Committees that are federally mandated to review, approve, and monitor the use of animals in experiments -- called Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC) -- are dominated by animal research interests, according to a study presented today at the 2014 Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research IACUC Conference in Denver.
PETA, University of California -- San Diego School of Medicine

Contact: Tasgola Bruner
tasgolab@peta.org
404-907-4172
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Public Release: 1-Apr-2014
NASA caught Tropical Cyclone Hellen's rainfall near peak
When Tropical Cyclone Hellen was near the 'peak of her career' NASA's TRMM satellite picked up on her popularity in terms of tropical rainfall. Hellen was a very heavy rainmaker in her heyday with heavy rain rates.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 1-Apr-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Not so dirty: Methane fuels life in pristine chalk rivers
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found that naturally high concentrations of the greenhouse gas methane contributes to energy production in chalk rivers, in a new study published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Contact: Neha Okhandiar
n.okhandiar@qmul.ac.uk
020-788-27927
Queen Mary, University of London

Public Release: 1-Apr-2014
Environmental Research Letters
Warm North Atlantic Ocean promotes extreme winters in US and Europe
The extreme cold weather observed across Europe and the east coast of the US in recent winters could be partly down to natural, long-term variations in sea surface temperatures, according to a new study published today.

Contact: Michael Bishop
michael.bishop@iop.org
01-179-301-032
Institute of Physics

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
Wallace scholarship for women geoscientists awardees announced
The American Geosciences Institute congratulates the latest recipients of the Wallace Scholarship for women in geoscience at Pennsylvania State University and the University of Florida.
American Geosciences Institute

Contact: Maureen Moses
mmoses@agiweb.org
703-379-2480
American Geosciences Institute

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
Tropical Cyclone Hellen makes landfall in Madagascar
Tropical Cyclone Hellen made landfall in west central Madagascar as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead capturing temperature data on its towering thunderstorms.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Oxygen depletion in the Baltic Sea is 10 times worse than a century ago
The Baltic Sea is suffering from a lack of oxygen. Poor oxygen conditions on the seabed are killing animals and plants, and experts are now sounding the alarm -- releasing fewer nutrients into the Baltic Sea is absolutely necessary.

Contact: Jacob Carstensen
jac@dmu.dk
45-26-70-13-87
Aarhus University

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
Emergency management in Arctic: Experts offer 7 key recommendations
Inadequate risk assessment, planning and training are among the gaps in many parts of Canada's Arctic, compounding the challenges of brutal weather, vast distances, difficult transportation and spotty communications and exposing the region's residents to ever-increasing risks of disasters and emergencies, a new report says. Experts identify seven key recommendations and priorities synthesized from a series of regional hearings and a national roundtable hosted by the Munk-Gordon Arctic Security Program.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712
Munk-Gordon Arctic Security Program

Public Release: 30-Mar-2014
Nature Communications
The Atlantic Ocean dances with the sun and volcanoes
Natural fluctuations in the ocean temperature in the North Atlantic have a significant impact on the climate in the northern hemisphere. These fluctuations are the result of a complex dance between the forces of nature, but researchers at Aarhus University can now show that solar activity and the impact of volcanic eruptions have led this dance during the last two centuries.

Contact: Mads Faurschou Knudsen, Aarhus University, Denmark
mfk@geo.au.dk
45-61-30-79-81
Aarhus University

Public Release: 28-Mar-2014
Marine Environmental Research
More male fish 'feminized' by pollution on the Basque coast
Members of the Cell Biology in Environmental Toxicology group have discovered evidence of 'feminization' of male fish in the estuaries of Gernika, Arriluze, Santurtzi, Plentzia, Ondarroa, Deba and Pasaia. The first cases -- 2007-2008 -- were detected in Urdaibai, and the most recent data confirm that they are also taking place in other estuaries. Pollutants acting as estrogens are responsible for this phenomenon which, among other changes, is causing ovocytes to appear in male fish.

Contact: Oihane Lakar Iraizoz
o.lakar@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 28-Mar-2014
Nature Geoscience
Great earthquakes, water under pressure, high risk
Water trapped in the boundary between both plates has a dominant influence on the earthquake rupture process.

Contact: F.Ossing
ossing@gfz-potsdam.de
49-331-288-1040
GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre

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