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Arctic light pollution affects fish and zooplankton to a depth of 200m
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Arctic light pollution affects fish and zooplankton to a depth of 200m

Pollution of the Arctic with light affects fish and zooplankton to a depth of 200 m. This is the conclusion made by scientists from the Arctic University of Norway, who studied the reaction of marine animals to light during the polar night. The work was published in the journal Commun Biol. Arctic polar night is...
The warm summer of 2019 has a record increase in the butterfly population
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The warm summer of 2019 has a record increase in the butterfly population

The warm summer of 2019 has a record increase in the butterfly population. A study conducted by scientists from the Joint Committee for the Conservation of Nature showed that the population of butterflies during this period was a record for 22 years. About it writes The Guardian. According to UN estimates, by 2050, nearly 1...
For 40 years, the number of helminths transmitted to humans from fish has grown by 283 times
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For 40 years, the number of helminths transmitted to humans from fish has grown by 283 times

The number of helminths that are transmitted to humans from raw fish has grown 283 times over 40 years. This conclusion was made by scientists from the University of Washington, whose study was published in the journal Global Change Biology. The study deals with herring worms – organisms that, despite their name, are found in...
Scientists accidentally discovered two new species of sharks
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Scientists accidentally discovered two new species of sharks

Scientists accidentally discovered two new species of sharks. The discovery was made by scientists from the University of Newcastle during a study of the population of small commercial fish in the western Indian Ocean, the work was published in the journal PLOS ONE. Sharks were named Pliotrema kajae and Pliotrema annae – they, according to...
Illegal ozone-depleting gas emissions are higher than expected
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Illegal ozone-depleting gas emissions are higher than expected

Emissions of prohibited ozone-depleting gases were higher than expected. Their sources, according to a study by scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, are household appliances and materials produced even before the ban was introduced. The work was published in the journal Nature Communications. Freons are compounds of fluorine, hydrocarbons and other halogens that are...
The ancient tsunami destroyed part of the Falkland Islands. It could happen again!
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The ancient tsunami destroyed part of the Falkland Islands. It could happen again!

The ancient tsunami destroyed part of the Falkland Islands. This conclusion was reached by geologists at Heriot-Watt University, writes the BBC. A group of geologists led by Dr. Wisdeen Nicholson discovered evidence of the ancient destruction of the Falkland Islands. Not far from this territory, at the bottom of the sea, scientists found traces of...
Scientists first linked melting ice in Antarctica with changing weather in the tropics
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Scientists first linked melting ice in Antarctica with changing weather in the tropics

Scientists have for the first time associated the melting of ice in Antarctica with the changing weather in the tropics. According to the study, the loss of Arctic and Antarctic ice will be about one fifth of the warming that is predicted to occur in the tropics. This is stated in the work of scientists...