New research may lead to better climate models for global warming, El Nino from PhysOrg.com
One hundred fifty scientists from more than 40 universities in nine countries are starting a coordinated program aimed at gaining new insights about the Earth’s climate and the complex, interconnected system involving the oceans, the atmosphere and the land.

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New ambitious project to barcode an entire ecosystem from PhysOrg.com
UC Berkeley researchers are leading an ambitious, first-of-its-kind effort to inventory all non-microbial life on the South Pacific island of Moorea. Supported by a new three-year, $5.2 million grant from the Moore Foundation, the Moorea Biocode Project will turn the island into a model ecosystem that promises to provide insight into the effects of climate change, invasive species, habitat destruction and other global challenges.

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