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European eyes on a Californian earthquake

The European Space Agency (ESA) recently captured stunning images of the earthquake that occurred in California's Napa Valley region on August 24, 2014. The earthquake was the largest to rattle northern California ...

dateSep 04, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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The Carbon Cycle Before Humans

Geoengineering -- deliberate manipulation of the Earth's climate to slow or reverse global warming -- has gained a foothold in the climate change discussion. But before effective action can be taken, the Earth's ...

dateFeb 16, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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The greenhouse gas that saved the world

When Planet Earth was just cooling down from its fiery creation, the sun was faint and young. So faint that it should not have been able to keep the oceans of earth from freezing. But fortunately for the creation of life, ...

dateAug 18, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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Understanding the planets through volcanoes

Billions of years ago, volcanoes sent material from inside planetary bodies to the surface. Subsequent impacts have covered those original deposits. Jennifer Whitten, who receives her Ph.D. in geological ...

dateMay 21, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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New Zealand volcano lets off steam

A volcano off New Zealand sent a plume of steam two kilometres (1.24 miles) into the air Tuesday, although volcanologists described the eruption as small and said it was over in minutes.

dateAug 20, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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