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Researchers discover hottest lavas that erupted in past 2.5 billion years

An international team of researchers led by geoscientists with the Virginia Tech College of Science recently discovered that deep portions of Earth's mantle might be as hot as it was more than ...

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Climate change taking toll on clarity of Lake Tahoe water

Climate change is causing Lake Tahoe to warm sooner in the spring than it has historically, disrupting the normal mixing of shallow and deep water and undercutting gains made in reversing the ...

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Melted permafrost seeps into fail-safe Global Seed Vault

Located around halfway between Norway and the North Pole, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is home to the world's largest seed collection, intended to safeguard important crops for future ...

12 hours ago from Gizmag

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Research in Russia challenges widely held understanding of past climate history

Things are heating up in Russia. UNLV Geoscience Ph.D. student Jonathan Baker has found evidence that shows nearly continuous warming from the end of the last Ice Age to the present in the Ural ...

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China to detail its Antarctic ambitions at treaty meeting

Chinese officials will detail their growing ambitions in Antarctica on Monday as Beijing hosts a meeting of nations that oversee management of the polar region amid concerns over its susceptibility ...

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Mount Everest's famous Hillary Step destroyed, mountaineers confirm

The world's highest mountain poses new hazards after the collapse of a key rocky outcrop.

Sun 21 May 17 from BBC News

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Monstrous 64-foot 'megawave' measured in Southern Ocean

Researchers from MetOcean Solutions testing out a newly deployed bouy were stunned to find it recorded a 64 foot wave on Saturday.

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Weathering of rocks a poor regulator of global temperatures

A new University of Washington study shows that the textbook understanding of global chemical weathering—in which rocks are dissolved, washed down rivers and eventually end up on the ocean floor ...

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NASA adds up record Australia rainfall

Over the week of May 15, extreme rainfall drenched northeastern Australia and NASA data provided a look at the record totals.

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Supercomputing helps researchers understand Earth's interior

Contrary to posters you may have seen hanging on the walls in science buildings and classrooms, Lijun Liu, professor of geology at Illinois, knows that Earth's interior is not like an onion.

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