How cold did the ice age really get?

Reviewing Article: Tierney, J.E., Zhu, J., King, J. et al. Glacial cooling and climate sensitivity revisited. Nature 584, 569–573 (2020). The Last Ice Age 20 thousand years ago, our planet’s climate was very different. Woolly mammoths roamed the Earth and island of Manhattan was under half a mile of ice. Known more commonly as the last ice age, climate scientists […]

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Shedding New Light on Microfiber Pollution

“Oh, the places you’ll go.” This is not a reference I never thought I’d conjure while staring at dirty clothes in my laundry hamper. I recently came across a scientific paper from University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) researchers who investigated the global contributions of laundry graywater to microplastic emissions, finding roughly 5.6 million metric […]

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Upward and onward: how deep-sea larvae utilize vertical swimming to disperse across ocean basins

Reviewing: Gary, S. F., Fox, A. D., Biastoch, A., Roberts, J. M. & Cunningham, S. A. Larval behaviour, dispersal and population connectivity in the deep sea. Sci. Rep. 10, 1–12 (2020).   Critical Connections Benthic animals are those who spend most, if not all, of their adult life on the seafloor, e.g., corals, barnacles, […]

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