SCIENCE NEWS: Remotely Operated Vehicle Gives Scientists an Underwater View into California’s MPAs; Woolly star plants need catastrophes to live; Western droughts caused permanent loss to major California groundwater source; Pave paradise and put up a … desert?; and more …

In science news this week: Science Spotlight: Remotely Operated Vehicle Gives Scientists an Underwater View into California’s MPAs:  “Marine scientists from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and Marine Applied Research and Exploration (MARE) recently completed an unprecedented three-year survey of deep-water habitats off the California coast using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Beginning in 2014, MARE’s ROV […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: New research on sea level rise along California coast; A long view of California’s climate, Delta Social Science Task Force meeting; Pi me a river; Wetlands and carbon storage; and more …

In science news this week: New US Geological Survey-led Research Helps California Coastal Managers Prioritize Planning and Mitigation Efforts Due to Rising Seas and Storms: “New U.S. Geological Survey-led coastal modeling research presents state, federal, and commercial entities with varying storm and sea level-rise scenarios to assist with planning for future infrastructure and mitigation needs along the California coast.   The […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Stream flow modeling tools inform environmental water policy; Phytophthora species linked to recent outbreaks in NorCal restoration sites; Recent drought may provide a glimpse of the future for birds in the Sierra Nevada; and more …

In science news this week: Stream flow modeling tools inform environmental water policy in California: “Over the past century, California has built an extraordinarily complex water management system with hundreds of dams and a vast distribution network that spans the state. This system generates electricity, provides flood protection, delivers reliable water supplies to 40 million people and sup-ports one of […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Crunching data on climate change and freshwater fish; International voyage aims to unravel mysteries of Pacific salmon survival; Climate change reduces forest regrowth after wildfires; and more …

In science news this week: Crunching data on climate change and freshwater fish:  “While polar bears are often the face of climate change vulnerability, freshwater fish may face just as many or even greater challenges from a shifting climate. Freshwater fish are already among the most imperiled animals on the planet, and climate change represents a major threat to the […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: The fish doctor; CDFW herring surveys; Lessons from a butterfly basket; Roaches of California; Diets of Baby Giants; and more …

In science news this week: The fish doctor:  “She wanted to work with people – be a nurse, maybe even a doctor.Then, a college course about salmon – in the wild, not on the plate – changed Kimberly True’s life. The future of the 1980s college student took a hard turn, abandoning a potential career in human health to pursue […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: New Scale to Characterize Strength and Impacts of Atmospheric River Storms; Study of brine discharge from Carlsbad desalination plant finds good and bad news; Learning to filter water by studying manta rays; and more …

In science news this week: New Scale to Characterize Strength and Impacts of Atmospheric River Storms: “A team of researchers led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego has created a scale to characterize the strength and impacts of “atmospheric rivers,” long narrow bands of atmospheric water vapor pushed along by strong winds. They are […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: The signature of snow; Waterproof drone soars over obstacles in fish monitoring; Macroinvertebrates meet microplastics; The gnawing question of saltwater beavers; and more …

In science news this week: The signature of snow:  “The history of the planet can be found inside a sediment core at the bottom of the ocean, or the cake-like layers of a soil pit, or in the strata of the Grand Canyon. So it shouldn’t be too surprising that the climatic history of water — and a hint about […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Monitoring the Salinas River; The differing diets of wild and hatchery salmon; Using big data analytics to enhance conservation efforts; and more …

In science news this week: Open for Spawning: Monitoring the Salinas River:  “Formed by the confluence of the San Antonio, Nacimiento, and Arroyo Seco rivers, the 172-mile-long Salinas is the largest river on California’s Central Coast, and it supports a small run of threatened steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss). The status of this South Central California Coast Distinct Population Segment (SCCC DPS) […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Idled farmland presents habitat restoration opportunities in San Joaquin Desert; New tools for endangered species recovery; Will sea level rise harm tidal marshlands?; and more …

In science news this week: Idled farmland presents habitat restoration opportunities in San Joaquin Desert: “Most of the native habitat in California’s San Joaquin Desert has been converted to row crops and orchards, leaving 35 threatened or endangered species confined to isolated patches of habitat. A significant portion of that farmland, however, is likely to be retired in the coming […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Insects show the healing of toxic metal mining scars; Tree rings: Looking back on old growth to predict the future; The long memory of the Pacific Ocean; Research to watch in 2019; and more …

In science news this week: Insects Show the Healing of Toxic Metal Mining Scars:  “A hue reminiscent of orange soda might be appealing at the diner, but in rivers and streams, it’s a sign of serious damage. Open pit mining, which excavates strategic minerals from huge open pits dug into the land, is particularly harmful to the environment, exposing metallic […]

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