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Climate change caused by ocean, not just atmosphere, study finds

Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released into the atmosphere.

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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NASA identifies ice cloud above cruising altitude on Titan

NASA scientists have identified an unexpected high-altitude methane ice cloud on Saturn's moon Titan that is similar to exotic clouds found far above Earth's poles.

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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Icelandic volcano sits on massive magma hot spot

Spectacular eruptions at Bįršarbunga volcano in central Iceland have been spewing lava continuously since Aug. 31. Massive amounts of erupting lava are connected to the destruction of supercontinents ...

22 hours ago from Phys.org

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African baby turtles start life with a 24-hour swimathon

Loggerhead turtles from Cape Verde complete an epic sprint before they turn into chilled-out turtle surfers, like the ones in Finding Nemo

22 hours ago from Newscientist

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ESA image: Mumbai acquired by ALOS

The western Indian city of Mumbai is pictured in this image from Japan's ALOS satellite.

Fri 24 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Helping sweet cherries survive the long haul

A new study says that cherry producers need to understand new intricacies of the production-harvest-marketing continuum in order to successfully move sweet cherries from growers to end consumers. ...

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Continental formation more complicated than previously understood

(Phys.org) —The way continents are formed can be far more complicated than previously understood, according to researchers at the University of Aberdeen.

Fri 24 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Recently discovered microbe is key player in climate change

As permafrost soils thaw under the influence of global warming, communities of soil microbes act as potent amplifiers of global climate change, an international study has shown.

Wed 22 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Simple topography of dryland channels presents an interesting paradox

Volatile rainstorms drive complex landscape changes in deserts, particularly in dryland channels, which are shaped by flash flooding. Paradoxically, such desert streams have surprisingly simple ...

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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World population likely to peak by 2070

World population will likely peak at around 9.4 billion around 2070 and then decline to around 9 billion by 2100, according to new population projections from IIASA researchers, published in ...

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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