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2009-09-28 11:22:46

Seismologists reported Sunday that last year’s violent 7.9-magnitude Sichuan earthquake was likely to be a once-in-4,000-year event.

2009-09-15 10:27:51

Physicists at the University of Toronto have discovered that changes in the Earth’s ozone layer due to climate change will reduce the amount of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in northern high latitude regions such as Siberia, Scandinavia and northern Canada.

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2009-08-25 14:15:00

The paper, "Multiple origins of linear dunes on Earth and Titan," examines a possible new mechanism for the development of very large linear dunes formed on the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon.

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2009-08-24 12:45:00

Duke University researchers have captured images of lightning bolts shooting upwards.

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2009-07-26 14:45:31

The oil and gas that fuels our homes and cars started out as living organisms that died, were compressed, and heated under heavy layers of sediments in the Earth's crust.

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2009-07-20 14:52:59

A new study published this week takes scientists a step further in their quest to understand how Antarctica's vast glaciers will contribute to future sea-level rise.

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2009-07-17 10:25:00

Tropical cyclone Nargis made landfall in the Asian nation of Myanmar on May 2, 2008, causing the worst natural disaster in the country's recorded history – with a death toll that may have exceeded 138,000.

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2009-06-21 12:40:00

Modern glaciers, such as those making up the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, are capable of undergoing periods of rapid shrinkage or retreat, according to new findings by paleoclimatologists at the University at Buffalo.

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2009-05-26 15:17:08

New fossil findings discovered by scientists at UC Santa Barbara challenge prevailing views about the effects of "Snowball Earth" glaciations on life, according to an article in the June issue of the journal Nature Geoscience.

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2009-05-18 07:35:00

US researchers say a new study of nascent clouds has revealed that a number of microorganisms—including bacteria, spores and plants—may play a role in cloud formation and weather patterns.


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