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'Dead zones' found in Atlantic open waters

A team of German and Canadian researchers have discovered areas with extremely low levels of oxygen in the tropical North Atlantic, several hundred kilometres off the coast of West Africa. The levels measured ...

dateApr 30, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Nepal earthquake on the radar

On 25 April, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, claiming over 5000 lives and affecting millions of people. Satellite images are being used to support emergency aid organisations, while geo-scientists ...

dateApr 30, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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NASA sees weekend Texas severe storms in 3-D

Stormy spring weather over the U.S. Southwest generated at least 20 tornado sightings over Texas on Sunday, April 26, 2015. During the storm event, the Global Precipitation Measurement mission's Core Observatory ...

dateApr 29, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Listening under the ice

The watery world under winter's ice is a mystery. It's also a world full of sound. Now, as the days lengthen and the ice is retreating, researchers at Michigan Technological University are wrapping up their ...

dateApr 29, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Perspectives on the Nepal earthquake

As the death toll continues to rise in Nepal, Senior Lecturer Dr Ian Willis, and PhD student Evan Miles, from the Scott Polar Research Institute contemplate the fate of people in a remote part of the country, ...

dateApr 29, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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