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Antarctic waters 'rising faster'

Melting ice is fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a new report finds.

22 hours ago from BBC News

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Experts defend operational earthquake forecasting, counter critiques

Experts defend operational earthquake forecasting (OEF) in an editorial published in the Seismological Research Letters (SRL), arguing the importance of public communication as part of a suite ...

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Likely near-simultaneous earthquakes complicate seismic hazard planning for Italy

Before the shaking from one earthquake ends, shaking from another might begin, amplifying the effect of ground motion. Such sequences of closely timed, nearly overlapping, consecutive earthquakes ...

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Antarctic sea-level surge linked to icesheet loss

Sea levels around Antarctica have been rising a third faster than the global average, a clear sign of high melt water runoff from the continent's icesheet, say scientists.

Sun 31 Aug 14 from ABC Science

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Could Iceland volcano disrupt air travel?

Following further reports of seismic activity around volcanoes in Iceland, scientists from the University's Department of Meteorology provide comment on the likelihood of an eruption - and how ...

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Icelandic volcano - an update

Written by: David Heath | Published in: ClimateThe volcano Bardarbunga briefly erupted yesterday, temporarily raising the aviation warning state to Red.

Sun 31 Aug 14 from iTWire

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Scientists solve 'sliding rocks' puzzle

Scientists have finally worked out how rocks on a dry lake bed in California move across the ground.

Fri 29 Aug 14 from BBC News

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Not all phytoplankton in the ocean need to take their vitamins

Some species of marine phytoplankton, such as the prolific bloomer Emiliania huxleyi, can grow without consuming vitamin B1 (thiamine), researchers have discovered. The finding contradicts the ...

Fri 29 Aug 14 from

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ALS Association abandons its effort to trademark the 'ice bucket challenge'

Following backlash, the ALS Association says it's given up on its attempt to trademark both "ice bucket challenge," and the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge." Ina note on its Facebook page ...

Fri 29 Aug 14 from The Verge

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