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BRYAN NELSON – Humpback whales around the globe are mysteriously rescuing animals from orcas

Humans might not be the only creatures that care about the welfare of other animals. Scientists are beginning to recognize a pattern in humpback whale behavior around the world, a seemingly intentional effort to rescue animals that are being hunted by killer whales. Marine ecologist Robert Pitman observed a particularly dramatic example of this behavior back in 2009, while observing …

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New cause of exceptional Greenland melt revealed

A new study by researchers from Denmark and Canada’s York University, published in Geophysical Research Letters, has found that the climate models commonly used to simulate melting of the Greenland ice sheet tend to underestimate the impact of exceptionally warm weather episodes on the ice sheet. The study investigated the causes of ice melt during two exceptional melt episodes in …