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2011-05-02 23:36:34

In one of his songs Bob Dylan asks "How many years can a mountain exist before it is washed to the sea?", and thus poses an intriguing geological question for which an accurate answer is not easily provided.

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2011-01-20 10:13:45

Using seawater and calcium to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) in a natural gas power plant's flue stream, and then pumping the resulting calcium bicarbonate in the sea, could be beneficial to the oceans' marine life.

2010-07-30 13:34:53

Some trees growing in nutrient-poor forest soil may get what they need by cultivating specific root microbes to create compounds they require.

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2010-02-24 08:41:00

Focusing on a controversial hypothesis that ice existed at the equator some 300 million years ago during the late Paleozoic Period, two University of Oklahoma researchers originated a project in search of clues to the Earth’s climate system.

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2009-07-01 17:40:00

Over the past 24 million years, plants on the Earth have helped reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere and saved the planet from becoming completely frozen.

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2009-01-26 13:46:48

More frequent freeze-thaw cycles in winter can increase biomass production according to the results of a recent study conducted by the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ), the University of Bayreuth and the Helmholtz Center in Munich.

2008-09-06 03:00:19

By Anonymous A single typhoon in Taiwan buries as much carbon in the ocean in the form of sediment as all the other rains in that country all year long combined, impeding the carbon cycle, a study by Ohio State University (OSU) said.

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2008-07-24 14:10:00

A single typhoon in Taiwan buries as much carbon in the ocean -- in the form of sediment -- as all the other rains in that country all year long combined.

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2008-06-14 08:45:48

A new analysis of ancient minerals called zircons suggests that a harsh climate may have scoured and possibly even destroyed the surface of the Earth's earliest continents.


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Acid Rain
2013-04-01 10:21:17

Acid rain is any form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that is possesses high levels of hydrogen ions. It can have harmful effects on aquatic animals, plants, and infrastructure. Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which react with the water molecules within the atmosphere to produce acids. Nitrogen oxides can be produced naturally by lightening strikes. Sulfur dioxide can be produced naturally by volcanic eruptions. The chemicals that are...

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