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seeds 'doomsday' vault
2015-03-02 13:02:49

The so-called “doomsday vault” located on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard has received its first delivery of forest tree species seeds – a Norway spruce and a Scots pine.

Global Warming Not Primary Cause Of Svalbard-Area Methane Release
2014-01-03 07:47:38

Natural processes, not global warming, are primarily to blame for the dissolution of the fragile, ice-like solid fuel substances known as methane hydrates, according to new research published online Thursday in the journal Science.

Hitchhiking species invading arctic
2013-11-04 13:17:18

An international team of researchers has calculated the risk of bringing in a new species in Arctic waters for the first time.

Extreme Weather Events May Synchronize Entire Communities Of Species
2013-01-18 04:26:31

Scientists have known that climate change affects the population dynamics of single species, such as reindeer or caribou, but the effects of such climate change at the community level have been much harder to document and quantify.

Melt Water On The Red Planet Could Support Life
2012-11-16 16:47:39

Though Mars is 140 million miles away, it shares some similarities with Earth. Some of its landforms, for existence, closely resemble regions found here on Earth.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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