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Science News Archive - September 24, 2010

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In the first independent and peer-reviewed analysis of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, scientists from Columbia University have determined that over 4 million barrels of petroleum leaked into the water following the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon rig in late April.

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Russia’s prime minister said Thursday that the Arctic Circle must remain a “zone of peace” as Russia and its polar neighbors rush to stake their claims on the region’s energy-rich seabed.

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A Swedish energy company announced the opening of the largest offshore wind farm on Thursday, as the British government pushes to reduce carbon emissions that drive climate change, receiving a strong welcome from environmental campaigners.

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A team from the National Museum of Natural Sciences (CSIC) has analyzed the impact of climate change on spotted hyena survival in Europe over 10,000 years ago.

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Across the globe, the diversity of plant and animal species generally increases from the North and South Poles towards the Equator but surprisingly that rule isn’t true for soil bacteria.

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The GOES-13 satellite has been keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Lisa and watched her birth, graduation to depression then tropical storm and back to depression.

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Towering thunderstorms and heavy rainfall are two things that NASA's CloudSat satellite saw as it passed over Typhoon Malakas, and those two factors confirm a strong storm.

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An instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite noticed increasing colder cloud top temperatures of tropical depression 15 in the south-central Caribbean just before it strengthened into Tropical Storm Matthew late on Sept. 23.