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Antarctic rainfall could increase through 2100
An increase in Antarctic rainfall, largely the result of global warming, could lead to higher sea levels and threaten the survival of penguin colonies by the end of this century.
Rivers and streams emit much more CO2 at night than during the day
EPFL scientists have found that streams and rivers – or “running waters” – emit on average four times more CO2 at night than during the day. That matters because most estimates of global CO2 emissions are made using measurements taken during the day, thereby introducing a potential bias into the calculation of the global carbon cycle.
Scientists unlock the secrets of glacier-fed streams
EPFL scientists have been busy over the past two years collecting and analyzing samples from streams fed by the world’s biggest glaciers. We spoke with some of the researchers on the project about their globe-trotting adventure. Find out more about it on our brand new longreads website.