Carnegie Institution for Science

Drought led to massive 'dead zone' in Lake Erie

Lake Erie just can't catch a break. The lake has experienced harmful algal blooms and severe oxygen-depleted "dead zones" for years, but now a team of researchers led by Carnegie's Anna Michalak and Yuntao Zhou has shown ...

dateJan 06, 2015 in Environment
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Is natural gas a 'bridge' to a hotter future?

Natural gas power plants produce substantial amounts of gases that lead to global warming. Replacing old coal-fired power plants with new natural gas plants could cause climate damage to increase over the next decades, unless ...

dateDec 08, 2014 in Environment
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Overhaul in tropical forest research needed

New work from a team led by Carnegie's Greg Asner shows the limitations of long-used research methods in tropical rainforest ecology and points to new technological approaches for understanding forest structures and systems ...

dateNov 17, 2014 in Environment
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Does dark magma lurk in deep Earth?

( —A key to understanding Earth's evolution is to look deep into the lower mantle—a region some 400 to 1,800 miles (660 to 2,900 kilometers) below the surface, just above the core. Data have suggested that deep, ...

dateNov 13, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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