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Team Finds Natural Reasons Behind Nitrogen-rich Forests
2012-01-19 04:29:24

Many tropical forests are extremely rich in nitrogen even when there are no farms or industries nearby, says Montana State University researcher Jack Brookshire.

CO2 Emissions Could Prevent Next Ice Age
2012-01-09 13:18:42

Increases in carbon dioxide emissions will prevent us from experiencing the next Ice Age, which experts believe would have occurred within the next millennium, according to research published in this week's edition of the journal Nature Geoscience.

2012-01-09 12:09:13

Unprecedented levels of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere are disrupting normal patterns of glaciation.

2011-12-19 11:44:47

Humans pump thousands of tons of vapor from the metallic element mercury into the atmosphere each year, and it can remain suspended for long periods before being changed into a form that is easily removed from the atmosphere.

Image 1 - Researchers Fingerprint Hawaiian Lava
2011-11-30 11:12:01

Hawaii's main volcano chains--the Loa and Kea trends--have distinct sources of magma and unique plumbing systems connecting them to the Earth’s deep mantle, according to UBC research published this week in Nature Geoscience.

Image 1 - Research Tracks Impact Of Air Pollution On Climate
2011-11-14 06:03:04

Clouds affected by spikes in air pollution levels can lead to reduced precipitation during dry conditions, as well as increased rain and snow during times and in places already being affected by severe storms.

Image 1 - Methane Could Be The Answer To 56-million-year Question
2011-11-09 12:32:20

Rice researchers show ocean could have contained enough methane to cause drastic climate change.

2011-11-09 10:33:10

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists have found that carbon is stored in the soils and sediments of the Ganges-Brahmaputra basin for a surprisingly long time, making it likely that global warming could destabilize the pool of carbon there and in similar places on Earth, potentially increasing the rate of CO2 release into the atmosphere.

Image 1 - Run-off, Emissions Deliver Double Whammy To Coastal Marine Creatures
2011-10-25 03:07:28

Increasing acidification in coastal waters could compromise the ability of oysters and other marine creatures to form and keep their shells, according to a new study led by University of Georgia researchers.

Image 1 - Fiery Volcano Give Researchers A Geologic Glimpse Into Land That Time Forgot
2011-10-20 09:31:50

The first scientists to witness exploding rock and molten lava from a deep sea volcano, seen during a 2009 expedition, report that the eruption was near a tear in the Earth's crust that is mimicking the birth of a subduction zone.


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