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How Climate Change Leads to Volcanoes (Really)

A new study reveals one more consequence of our messing with the environment

Thu 29 Jan 15 from TIME

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Ancient deformation of the lithosphere revealed in Eastern China

Seismic investigations from the Qinling-Dabie-Sulu orogenic belt in eastern China suggest that this region was affected by extreme mantle perturbation and crust-mantle interaction during the ...

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Halfway Through Season, Snowpack in U.S. West Thins

January was not kind to snowpack in the mountains of the U.S. West from which most residents of this part of the country derive their water. This week is about the half-way mark for snow ...

18 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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Where did the missing oil go? New study says some is sitting on the Gulf floor

After 200 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, the government and BP cleanup crews mysteriously had trouble locating all of it.

Thu 29 Jan 15 from

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Scientists investigate link between skyrocketing sea slug populations and warming seas

The warm ocean temperatures that brought an endangered green sea turtle to San Francisco in September have triggered a population explosion of bright pink, inch-long sea slugs in tide pools ...

Thu 29 Jan 15 from

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Researchers develop new instrument to monitor atmospheric mercury

Researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science developed and tested a new sensor to detect ambient levels of mercury in the atmosphere. Funded ...

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Scientists trial system to improve safety at sea

A space scientist at the University of Leicester, in collaboration with the New Zealand Defence Technology Agency and DMC International Imaging, has been trialling a concept for using satellite ...

Fri 30 Jan 15 from

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Population genomics unveil seahorse domain

In a finding vital to effective species management, a team including City College of New York biologists has determined that the lined seahorse (Hippocampus erectus) is more a permanent resident ...

Fri 30 Jan 15 from

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Distinctive sounds announce iceberg births

Underwater sounds can be used to detect different ways glaciers lose ice as they flow into the ocean, giving scientists new insight into these poorly understood events, according to new research.

Fri 30 Jan 15 from

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KHW's all-new sand toboggan sleds the desert

Selling winter sports gear is a tough gig. You're severely limited by climate and geography, and even in places with the ideal mix of snow and terrain, you'll still find loads of people that ...

Thu 29 Jan 15 from Gizmag

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