Study shows increase of CO2 in the atmosphere is lower than predicted because of plants
Researchers find oil platforms among the most productive fish habitats in the world
Simulation explains why Asian glaciers are not melting
Icebergs once drifted to Florida, new climate model suggests
Using a first-of-its-kind, high-resolution numerical model to describe ocean circulation during the last ice age about 21,000 year ago, oceanographer Alan Condron of the University of Massachusetts Amherst ...
No need for extrasolar delivery by comet: Nitrogen fingerprint in biomolecules could be from early Sun
Chemical fingerprints of the element nitrogen vary by extremes in materials from the molecules of life to the solar wind to interstellar dust. Ideas for how this great variety came about have included alien ...
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.
Icelandic volcano sits on massive magma hot spot
Spectacular eruptions at Bárðarbunga volcano in central Iceland have been spewing lava continuously since Aug. 31. Massive amounts of erupting lava are connected to the destruction of supercontinents and ...
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.
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 topography ...
Colossal volcanic eruption could destroy Japan, study says
Japan could be nearly destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption over the next century, putting almost all of the country's 127 million-strong population at risk, according to a new study.
No-till agriculture may not bring hoped-for boost in global crop yields, study finds
No-till farming, a key conservation agriculture strategy that avoids conventional plowing and otherwise disturbing the soil, may not bring a hoped-for boost in crop yields in much of the world, according ...
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.
Volcanic plumbing at mid-ocean ridges goes far deeper than thought
(Phys.org) —Two-thirds of earth's surface is covered in oceanic crust, but the deep plumbing that generates new crust remains poorly understood. New images from a chain of volcanoes beneath the Pacific ...