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Great Lakes become nearly covered with ice

From the bridge of the Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw, northern Lake Huron looks like a vast, snow-covered field dotted with ice slabs as big as boulders—a battleground for the icebreaker's 58-member crew ...

dateFeb 15, 2014 in Environment
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What is the longest river in the world?

Planet Earth boasts some very long rivers, all of which have long and honored histories. The Amazon, Mississippi, Euphrates, Yangtze, and Nile have all played huge roles in the rise and evolution of human ...

dateFeb 02, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Canada's closure of science libraries riles researchers

Canada's closure of science libraries containing a vast repository of environmental data dating back more than a century has researchers worried that valuable books and reference materials are being lost in the name of cost-cutting.

dateJan 11, 2014 in Other
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Arctic lakes show climate on thin ice

(Phys.org) —Ice in northern Alaska's lakes during winter months is on the decline. Twenty years of satellite radar imagery show how changes in our climate are affecting high-latitude environments.

dateFeb 03, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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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 ...

dateJan 06, 2015 in Environment
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Lakes discovered beneath Greenland ice sheet

The study, published in Geophysical Research Letters, discovered two subglacial lakes 800 metres below the Greenland Ice Sheet. The two lakes are each roughly 8-10 km2, and at one point may have been up to t ...

dateNov 27, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Rising anger as Nicaragua canal to break ground

As a conscripted soldier during the Contra War of the 1980s, Esteban Ruiz used to flee from battles because he didn't want to have to kill anyone. But now, as the 47-year-old farmer prepares to fight for ...

dateDec 21, 2014 in Environment
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