News tagged with mountain ranges

Plants disappear as a result of climate changes: study

Climate changes mean that species are disappearing from European mountain regions. This is shown by new research involving biologists from the University of Gothenburg, the results of which are now being publishing ...

May 08, 2012
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Mountains limited spread of fallout from Fukushima

A map of radioactive contamination across Japan from the Fukushima power plant disaster confirms high levels in eastern and northeastern areas but finds much lower levels in the western part of the country, thanks to mountain ...

Nov 14, 2011
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Rapid Sierra Nevada uplift tracked by scientists

From the highest peak in the continental United States, Mt. Whitney at 14,000 feet in elevation, to the 10,000-foot-peaks near Lake Tahoe, scientific evidence from the University of Nevada, Reno shows the entire Sierra Nevada ...

May 03, 2012
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Shaking things up

Nicole Gasparini was going upstream against a major trend in geologic research. Many geologists ascribe to the popular hypothesis about the formation of very steep mountain ranges: that a wet climate and ...

Sep 25, 2014
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Fold mountains slip on soft areas

The Zagros Mountains are well researched from a geological perspective. However, scientists at the ETH Zurich have now used computer simulations to demonstrate for the first time how it came about that mainly ...

Aug 11, 2011
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Image: Orbital view of Mount Huascarán, Peru

The snow-capped mountains running through the centre of this satellite image are part of the Cordillera Blanca – or 'white range' – in South America's Andes. Even though they are part of the typically ...

May 16, 2014
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Trapping butterfly wings' qualities

Butterflies have inspired humans since the time of ancient Egypt, but now they're also inspiring researchers to look toward nature to help create the next generation of waterproof materials for electronics ...

Jan 04, 2012
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Genetic diversity: The hidden face of biodiversity

Will future conservation policies have to take account of the genetic diversity within each species ? A large-scale study into plants found at high altitude throughout the Alps and the Carpathians, has enabled ...

Oct 08, 2012
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