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Scientists Discover Elusive Secret of How Continents Formed
Scientists Discover Elusive Secret of How Continents Formed

Researchers have linked two giant plumes of hot rock deep within the earth to the plate motions that shape the continents. An internati...

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Geologist identifies new source of methane for gas hydrates in Arctic
Geologist identifies new source of methane for gas hydrates in Arctic

Geologist identifies new source of methane for gas hydrates in Arctic Research led by a University of New Hampshire professor has i...

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200th anniversary of Tambora eruption a reminder of volcanic perils
200th anniversary of Tambora eruption a reminder of volcanic perils

Tambora’s eruption 200 years ago spread ash over a large area and cooled the Northern Hemisphere for months. The Toba super-eruption 74,...

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What 300,000 year old eggs reveal about the environment of the Paleolithic
What 300,000 year old eggs reveal about the environment of the Paleolithic

Fragment of a 300,000 year old eggshell from a whooper swan on top of an intact modern day egg belonging to this species.  Credit: Jordi...

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Diverse sources of methane in shallow Arctic lakes discovered
Diverse sources of methane in shallow Arctic lakes discovered

DRI and NASA JPL engineers prepare coring device to sample thermokarst lake sediments in early November on the North Slope of Alaska. ...

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Volcanic eruptions found to durably impact climate through alterations to Ocean circulation
Volcanic eruptions found to durably impact climate through alterations to Ocean circulation

Particles emitted during major volcanic eruptions cool the atmosphere due to a 'parasol' effect that reflects sunlight. The dir...

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Are we ready for the next volcanic catastrophe?
Are we ready for the next volcanic catastrophe?

 Steam pours from Mount St. Helens in Washington state in October 2004. Its eruption in 1980 was the most economically destructive volca...

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Climate change does not cause extreme winters
Climate change does not cause extreme winters

Cold snaps like the ones that hit the eastern United States in the past winters are not a consequence of climate change. Scientists at E...

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New lobster-like predator found in 508 million-year-old fossil-rich site
New lobster-like predator found in 508 million-year-old fossil-rich site

(Jean-Bernard Caron/Royal Ontario Museum) What do butterflies, spiders and lobsters have in common? They are all surviving relative...

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Metals used in high-tech products face future supply risks
Metals used in high-tech products face future supply risks

In a new paper, a team of Yale researchers assesses the "criticality" of all 62 metals on the Periodic Table of Elements, prov...

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Deadly Japan earthquake and tsunami spurred global warming, ozone loss
Deadly Japan earthquake and tsunami spurred global warming, ozone loss

Buildings destroyed by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake released thousands of tons of climate-warming and ozone-depleting chemicals into th...

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The geology of Lake Superior's ice caves
The geology of Lake Superior's ice caves

Icicles descend from and visitors walk by one of the many ice caves of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2013 near...

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Doubling of coastal erosion by mid-century in Hawai'i
Doubling of coastal erosion by mid-century in Hawai'i

Chronic erosion dominates the sandy beaches of Hawai'i, causing beach loss as it damages homes, infrastructure, and critical habita...

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