Rising sea temperatures threaten Atlantic populations of Bulwer’s petrels

Science of The Total Environment (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.157352″ width=”800″ height=”395″/> Graphical abstract. Credit: Science of The Total Environment (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.157352 The impact of the rise in sea temperatures predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) could affect the survival of the North Atlantic populations of Bulwer’s petrel in the Azores, Canary Islands … Read more

Study quantifies impact of human activity on Atlantic Rainforest’s carbon storage capacity

Example of human impact on Atlantic Rainforest: selective logging. Credit: Renato Augusto Ferreira de Lima The countless benefits of native forests include the capacity of tree biomass to store large amounts of carbon, which can counterbalance gas greenhouse emissions into the atmosphere. A paper published in the journal Science Advances reports on an innovative analysis … Read more

Calm before storms? Oddly quiet Atlantic despite forecasts

A pair of beach goers watch the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean, Friday, June 10, 2022, in Surfside, Fla. All the experts predicted this would be a more active than normal hurricane season, but then nothing happened. Scientists think a persistent patch of dry air is the reason storms aren’t forming. Credit: AP Photo/Wilfredo … Read more

North Atlantic temperature helps forecast extreme events in Northeast Brazil up to three months in advance

Geophysical Research Letters. The group used a novel discretion focusing on low rainfall and severe drought. Credit: Marcello Casal Jr./Agência Brasil” width=”800″ height=”449″/> The dried-up Sobradinho dam in Bahia state in December 2015. The finding comes from a study reported by scientists from Brazil, China, Australia and Germany in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. The … Read more

Smaller female North Atlantic right whales have fewer calves

North Atlantic right whale “Snow Cone” (Catalog #3560) sighted December 2, 2021 entangled and with a new calf. Credit: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission taken under NOAA permit 20556 The declining body size of North Atlantic right whales may have critical consequences for the future of the species. New research, co-authored by Woods Hole … Read more

Study finds cleaner air leads to more Atlantic hurricanes

This satellite image provided by the NOAA shows five tropical storms churning in the Atlantic basin on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The storms, from left, are Hurricane Sally over the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Paulette over Bermuda, the remnants of Tropical Storm Rene, and Tropical Storms Teddy and Vicky. A NOAA study released on Wednesday, … Read more