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World’s Largest Artificial Watershed Has First Rain
2012-11-30 11:23:00

The Landscape Evolution Observatory, manmade hillsides inside the University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2, provides researchers with the first opportunity to study how water, microbes, soil and plants interact in a setting realistic enough to improve global climate models for years to come.

Scientists Present Recent Findings On The Subsurface Biosphere
2012-11-19 14:27:31

"Who in his wildest dreams could have imagined that, beneath the crust of our Earth, there could exist a real ocean...a sea that has given shelter to species unknown?"

2011-09-02 12:00:14

Unleash your inner explorer and accompany USC geobiologist Katrina Edwards as she embarks on an ocean adventure this month — by reading her blog.

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2011-06-28 12:40:00

The Biosphere 2 facility in Oracle Arizona will become the official property of the University of Arizona on July 1.

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2011-04-05 09:30:00

The end of a remarkable mission.

2009-12-16 05:16:00

MANILA, Philippines, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectrum Blue Steel's global campaign in 2010 is to help Clean up the World by inspiring communities to go green while deploying Biosphere power plants.

2009-09-24 09:01:00

MANILA, Philippines, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The 24th International Coastal Cleanup Day opened the eyes of the world to the volume of municipal solid wastes that threaten the world's marine life, contaminated beach waters set the stage for sea lovers to meet and help clean up the problem.

2009-08-17 13:09:13

An academic at the University of Southampton has been awarded funding to predict the effects of climate change on soil behavior.

2009-04-21 16:47:00

MANILA, Philippines, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Biosphere Pilot Facility in the Philippines is set to be installed within a one hectare portion of the existing landfill in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga. The plan was disclosed by Ruth P.

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2009-04-14 09:14:44

Widespread die-off of piñon pine across the southwestern United States during future droughts will occur at least five times faster if climate warms by 4 degrees Celsius, even if future droughts are no worse than droughts of the past century, scientists have discovered in experiments conducted at the University of Arizona's Biosphere 2.


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2014-01-12 00:00:00

Earth science (or geoscience) is the science of the planet Earth. Earth science can be broken down into four major disciplines, which are: geography, geology, geophysics, and geodesy. These disciplines use physics, chemistry, biology, chronology and mathematics to arrive to a greater understanding of the principal areas of the Earth system. Since Earth is the only known life-bearing planet, Earth science is solely dedicated to the geophysical makeup of our own planet. One discipline,...

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Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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