Geoscience

Israel is subjected to sand and dust storms from several directions. The airborne dust carried in these storms affects the health of people and ecosystems...
by Weizmann Institute of Science
2:46pm
6.28.2017
Researchers have captured unprecedented data about some of the coldest abyssal ocean waters on earth - known as Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW) - during first...
by University of Southampton
9:30am
6.28.2017
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The causes of falling sea levels in the Dead Sea, which have significant impacts on the environment and the economy, are to be investigated in new research.
by University of Plymouth
9:52am
6.23.2017
At least 1.4 million seagulls feed at landfills across North America, which aside from the nuisance it might pose, is also a threat to the health of nearby...
by Duke University
9:00am
6.22.2017
Dating back to the first century, scientists, philosophers and reporters have noted the occasional occurrence of "bright nights," when an unexplained glow in...
by American Geophysical Union
2:02pm
6.21.2017
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The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico – an oceanic blob of oxygen-low water that kills marine life – is forecast to expand to the size of New Jersey, according...
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2:53pm
6.20.2017
Wildfires release three times the particulate pollution than traditionally believed – and serve as a major source of pollution during intense seasons,...
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10:07am
6.19.2017
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It seemed rather unusual that the largest tree genus, Syzygium, containing over 1500 species, was only represented by about a dozen of records on the...
by Pensoft Publishers
9:37am
6.19.2017
Building the hundreds of hydroelectric dams proposed for the Amazon River Basin will cause massive environmental damage all the way from the eastern slopes of...
by University of Arizona
12:30pm
6.15.2017
A new study has found a previously undetected potential health risk from the high concentration of small particles found in a boomerang-like return of a...
by University of Leeds
9:36am
6.13.2017
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A landmark 30-year-long study of wetlands in eastern Australia has found that construction of dams and diversion of water from the Murray-Darling Basin have...
by University of South Wales
2:57pm
6.5.2017
The origins of humanity trace back to the harsh environment of East Africa, which posed a mortal danger to our still-evolving ancestors. Hundreds of springs...
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2:33pm
6.5.2017
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Uranium is typically mined from large sandstone deposits deep underground. The uranium in these deposits, which are called roll fronts, has long been thought...
by Colorado State University
9:40am
6.1.2017
An international team of scientists has found evidence suggesting the dehydration of minerals deep below the ocean floor influenced the severity of the Sumatra...
by University of Southampton
1:13pm
5.26.2017
The Hillary Step, a rocky outcrop at 8,770m, just beneath the summit of Everest (8,850m), has finally succumbed to gravity and partially collapsed. At least it...
by Mike Searle, University of Oxford
9:55am
5.26.2017
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It’s true—some rocks can float on water for years at a time. And now scientists know how they do it, and what causes them to eventually sink.
by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
2:58pm
5.24.2017
Geochemical fingerprinting links microscopic ash found on the bottom of a Svalbard lake to a volcanic event happening 7,000 years ago and 5,000 km away.
by University of Bergen
2:37pm
5.22.2017
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The urban centers of the United States have progressively started to use water more efficiently over the last several decades. But at the same time, rural...
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3:22pm
5.18.2017
Every so often, the slate is wiped clean on the Earth. The “mass extinction” events that come close to wiping out life on the planet have been triggered by...
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9:44am
5.18.2017
Scientists examining the deaths of female desert tortoises in Southern California said it appears the animals died while exhausting their water and energy to...
by Christopher Weber, Associated Press
8:47am
5.18.2017
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Shortly after the turn of the millennium, a strange phenomenon started. The tropical forests of some Central American countries began disappearing at an ever-...
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9:58am
5.17.2017
Henderson Island is roughly halfway between Australia and South America in the South Pacific. It is a unique site, with dozens of diverse species of flora and...
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10:00am
5.16.2017
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To outer space and the deep ocean, add “beneath the ice” to the list of rarely charted frontiers of science exploration. There have been very few expeditions...
by UC Davis
2:35pm
5.15.2017
The Campi Flegrei volcano in southern Italy may be closer to an eruption than previously thought, according to new research by UCL and the Vesuvius Observatory...
by University College London
9:16am
5.15.2017
Every so often, oxygen levels on Earth plummet, causing mass extinctions globally. Such “anoxia” downturns take a long time to naturally reverse themselves –...
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3:06pm
5.12.2017
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A new global analysis of the distribution of forests and woodlands has “found” 467 million hectares of previously unreported forest – an area equivalent to 60...
by Andrew Lowe & Ben Sparrow, University of Adelaide
9:30am
5.12.2017
High-level officials from the world's eight Arctic nations will meet in Alaska amid concerns about the future of the sensitive region after President Donald...
by Mark Thiessen, Associated Press
9:09am
5.11.2017
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A creationist geologist who has tried unsuccessfully for four years to get permits to collect rocks from the Grand Canyon to verify the Earth was created in...
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10:41am
5.10.2017
Warming temperatures are prompting some tree species in the Rocky Mountains to "migrate" to higher elevations in order to survive.
by University of Tennessee at Knoxville
2:21pm
5.9.2017
The call of the wild is getting harder to hear. Peaceful, natural sounds— bird songs, rushing rivers and rustling grass — are sometimes being drowned out by...
by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer
2:11pm
5.5.2017
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