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Ocean Found To Be Surprising Source Of Arctic Methane
2012-04-23 03:49:05

The fragile and rapidly changing Arctic region is home to large reservoirs of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. As Earth's climate warms, the methane, frozen in reservoirs stored in Arctic tundra soils or marine sediments, is vulnerable to being released into the atmosphere, where it can add to global warming. Now a multi-institutional study by Eric Kort of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., has uncovered a surprising and potentially important new source of Arctic methane:...

2009-08-13 12:49:47

Significant battles have been won in the war on cancer, but it is unappreciated by the public because of the way it is reported, U.S. researchers said. Dr. Eric Kort, who completed the study while at the Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, Mich., examined cancer mortality rates stratified by age and found that for individuals born since 1925, every age group has experienced a decline in cancer mortality. The study, published in the journal of the American Association for Cancer...

2009-08-13 10:01:01

The number of cancer deaths has declined steadily in the last three decades. Although younger people have experienced the steepest declines, all age groups have shown some improvement, according to a recent report in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research."Our efforts against cancer, including prevention, early detection and better treatment, have resulted in profound gains, but these gains are often unappreciated by the public due to the way the data are...

2009-08-12 23:30:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of cancer deaths has declined steadily in the last three decades. Although younger people have experienced the steepest declines, all age groups have shown some improvement, according to a recent report in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "Our efforts against cancer, including prevention, early detection and better treatment, have resulted in profound gains, but these gains are often...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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