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old-growth forest study site in Savage Gulf
2014-04-18 06:48:19

A new study reveals that short-lived but severe climatic events can trigger cascades of ecosystem changes that can last for centuries.

Ice Age Did Not Stop The Arctic Current From Flowing
2013-05-30 05:30:24

A new study reveals that the deep Arctic Ocean has been churning briskly for the last 35,000 years, through the chill of the last ice age and warmth of modern times.

Delay In Summer Rains Could Affect Agriculture, Livestock And Desert Ecosystems Over Parts Of US And Mexico
2013-03-12 16:40:53

A delay in the summer monsoon rains that fall over the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico is expected in the coming decades

Past Climate Change Linked With Ancient Alteration of Seawater Chemistry
2012-07-20 15:41:27

Dissolution or creation of huge gypsum deposits changed sulfate content of the oceans

Do Urban 'Heat Islands' Hint At Trees Of Future?
2012-04-24 13:49:46

Common oaks get a boost in New York's Central Park

Death Valley Crater May Have Future Big Bang Potential
2012-01-24 10:22:17

In California's Death Valley, death is looking just a bit closer. Geologists have determined that the half-mile-wide Ubehebe Crater, formed by a prehistoric volcanic explosion, was created far more recently than previously thought—and that conditions for a sequel may exist today.

Iberian Coast Ocean Drilling Expedition Reports Early Findings
2012-01-23 12:10:57

Mediterranean bottom currents and the sediment deposits they leave behind offer new insights into global climate change, the opening and closing of ocean circulation gateways and locations where hydrocarbon deposits may lie buried under the sea.

Scientists Make Progress In Assessing Tornado Seasons
2012-01-20 05:46:50

Meteorologists can see a busy hurricane season brewing months ahead, but until now there has been no such crystal ball for tornadoes, which are much smaller and more volatile.

Image 1 - Microbes Could Help Scientists Unlock Earth's Deep Secrets
2012-01-09 11:05:22

Of all the habitable parts of our planet, one ecosystem still remains largely unexplored and unknown to science: the igneous ocean crust.

Ohio Officials Suspend Fracking Operations At Well
2012-01-05 05:57:26

Ohio officials said Tuesday that the state has suspended operations at a well used to dispose of waste water from "fracking".


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  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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