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Peat fires drive temperatures up

Peatlands, especially those in tropical regions, sequester gigantic amounts of organic carbon. Human activities are now having a considerable impact on these wetlands. For example, drainage projects, in combination with the ...

dateNov 30, 2009 in Environment
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Space Radar Reveals Topography of Tsunami Site

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two color-coded perspective views of the Independent State of Samoa (left) and American Samoa (right), generated with digital elevation data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, illustrate the varying ...

dateOct 02, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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The secret jungles of ancient France

(PhysOrg.com) -- Ah, Paris. Land of the Eiffel Tower, delicious French bread and... tropical rainforests? Sacrebleu! It seems unlikely, but scientists have discovered evidence that France may have been a hot, wet tropical ...

dateJul 16, 2009 in Biochemistry
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