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Las Vegas holds key to abrupt climate change

According to new U.S. Geological Survey research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, springs and marshes in the desert outside Las Vegas expanded and contracted dramatically in response ...

dateNov 10, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Microplate discovery dates birth of Himalayas

An international team of scientists has discovered the first oceanic microplate in the Indian Ocean—helping identify when the initial collision between India and Eurasia occurred, leading to the birth of the Himalayas.

dateNov 09, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Ground-level ozone reduces maize and soybean yields

Despite government regulations, ground-level ozone—an odorless gas that forms as polluting nitrogen oxides drift in sunlight across the countryside—continues to threaten crop quality and yield. In a new study, researchers ...

dateNov 05, 2015 in Environment
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