News tagged with earth sciences

How was the Earth formed?

Just how did the Earth—our home and the place where life as we know it evolved—come to be created in the first place? In some fiery furnace atop a great mountain? On some divine forge with the hammer ...

dateDec 10, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Land use looms as large factor in global warming

For the world's deteriorating environment, don't blame burning fossil fuels exclusively. Land use and land cover changes contribute about 40 percent to "radiative forcing," a key underlying factor in global warming, according ...

dateDec 04, 2014 in Environment
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Five questions about the Rosetta mission

On November 12, the Rosetta spacecraft's Philae lander is due to land on the surface of a comet. As a space scientist working with those who have instruments on board, I can't wait. I met up with some of ...

dateNov 07, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Learning at 10 degrees north

Secluded beaches, calypso music and the entertaining carnival are often what come to mind when thinking of the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. But Dal Earth Sciences students might first consider Trinidad's ...

dateOct 01, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Managing land into the future

Food production is the backbone of New Zealand's economy—and a computer modelling programme designed by a Victoria University of Wellington academic is helping ensure that farming practices here and overseas ...

dateSep 23, 2014 in Environment
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