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Tremors shake tectonic plate theory

Evidence from a remote part of Australia has re-energised debate about the role of plate tectonics in the formation of the earth. Richard A. Lovett reports. ...

10 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Slower snowmelt in a warming world

As the world warms, mountain snowpack will not only melt earlier, it will also melt more slowly, according to a new study by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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Study advances understanding the stories of ancient climate told by tiny shells

How can we know anything about the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere in earth's deep past? Tiny bubbles trapped in ice provide samples of ancient air but this record goes back only 800,000 ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Storm chasers honor "Twister" star with GPS tribute

Nearly 200 storm chasers paid tribute Sunday to the late actor Bill Paxton by spelling out his initials using GPS coordinates on a map depicting the heart of Tornado Alley.

Mon 27 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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International team reports ocean acidification spreading rapidly in Arctic Ocean

Ocean acidification (OA) is spreading rapidly in the western Arctic Ocean in both area and depth, according to new interdisciplinary research reported in Nature Climate Change by a team of international ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Scientists develop new tool to reduce risk of triggering manmade earthquakes

A new, freely available software tool developed by Stanford scientists will enable energy companies and regulatory agencies to calculate the probability of triggering manmade earthquakes from ...

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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Study opens new questions on how the atmosphere and oceans formed

A new study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found seawater cycles throughout the Earth's interior down to 2,900km, much deeper than previously thought, reopening questions ...

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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Transforming the carbon economy

Most strategies to combat climate change concentrate on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by substituting non-carbon energy sources for fossil fuels, but a task force commissioned in June 2016 ...

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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Better communication key to cutting earthquake death toll, experts say

Communicating earthquake risk has long been a major challenge for scientists. Yet the right messages at the right time can and will save lives, say U.S. Communication scholars in an article ...

Mon 27 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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Lake created by coal waste landslide floods Bosnian highway

Flooding from a new lake created by a landslide of mine waste shut down one of Bosnia's main highways Saturday and raised fears of further flooding.

Sat 25 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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