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Cracking the ice code

(Phys.org) —What happened the last time a vegetated Earth shifted from an extremely cold climate to desert-like conditions? And what does it tell us about climate change today?

dateMay 20, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Geologists study mystery of 'eternal flames'

"Eternal flames" fueled by hydrocarbon gas could shine a light on the presence of natural gas in underground rock layers and conditions that let it seep to the surface, according to research by geologists ...

dateMay 09, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Making storm warnings a more exact science

(Phys.org) —New Yorkers are famous for being unflappable, but in the fall of 2011 William Fritz was worried that the city had taken Hurricane Irene a little too much in stride. Like other climate concerned ...

dateMay 02, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Iron in primeval seas rusted by bacteria

(Phys.org) —Researchers from the University of Tübingen have been able to show for the first time how microorganisms contributed to the formation of the world's biggest iron ore deposits. The biggest known ...

dateApr 25, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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