Geologists confirm oxygen levels of ancient oceans
(Phys.org) —Zunli Lu and Xiaoli Zhou, an assistant professor and Ph.D. student, respectively, in the Department of Earth Sciences, are part of an international team of researchers whose findings have been ...
Study investigates impact of road salt on butterfly development
Road salt takes a toll on lakes and rivers, but what about its impact on the organisms that live and forage at the asphalt's edge? Sodium chloride is a common remedy for icy roadways and while it makes driving ...
Researchers find major West Antarctic glacier melting from geothermal sources
Thwaites Glacier, the large, rapidly changing outlet of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, is not only being eroded by the ocean, it's being melted from below by geothermal heat, researchers at the Institute for ...
Earth's breathable atmosphere a result of continents taking control of the carbon cycle
Scientists investigating one of the greatest riddles of the Earth's past may have discovered a mechanism to help determine how oxygen levels in the atmosphere expanded to allow life to evolve.
Rising sea levels unearth 'WWII Japan soldiers' in Pacific
The skeletal remains of what are believed to be Japanese soldiers have been exposed on a remote Pacific island where rising sea levels have eroded the seashore, Japanese and local officials said Monday.