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Highly explosive volcanism at Galapagos

Eight to 16 million years ago, highly explosive volcanism occurred in the area of today's Galapagos Islands. This is shown for the first time by analyses of core samples obtained by the Integrated Ocean Drilling ...

dateJun 01, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Bright facades and trees against heat and smog

Cities represent "heat islands" within their surroundings, which are characterized by many heat sources and small air flows. In southern Europe, bright buildings produce relief and provide for a cooler urban ...

dateMay 26, 2015 in Environment
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Petrels tracked across the Oceans

Staff at British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are following the journeys of White-chinned Petrel fledglings as they make their first journeys over the South Atlantic Ocean in search of food. The birds have been ...

dateMay 26, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Fears for pink iguanas as Galapagos volcano erupts

A volcano in the Galapagos islands erupted for the first time in more than 30 years Monday, sending streams of lava flowing down its slopes and potentially threatening the world's only colony of pink iguanas.

dateMay 25, 2015 in Ecology
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