Archive for December 12th, 2016:

Squid may become favourite UK meal as seas become warmer

Image copyright Thinkstock The traditional British fish supper could be replaced by the likes of squid as the waters around the UK’s shores grow warmer, say government scientists. Squid and fish that thrive in warmer waters, such as sardines and anchovies, are flourishing around the North Sea, according to fisheries data. Squid are now being

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Methane surge needs ‘urgent attention’

Image copyright THINKSTOCK Image caption Rice paddies are a significant source of methane Scientists say they are concerned at the rate at which methane in the atmosphere is now rising. After a period of relative stagnation in the 2000s, the concentration of the gas has surged. Methane (CH4) is a smaller component than carbon dioxide

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Ice loss spreads up Antarctic glaciers

Image copyright NASA Image caption Pine Island Glacier calves immense, city-sized icebergs The scale and pace of change now taking place in West Antarctica is captured in a new, long-term satellite record. Scientists have combined nearly a quarter of a century of observations to show how the region’s great glaciers are losing height by up

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