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Understanding The San Andreas Fault

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In my many years of teaching geology to college students, I have found that the greatest confusion that my students had was about the Pacific plate. They were under the...

42,226 daily temperature readings, and counting

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Every day since Jan. 1, 1896, an observer has hiked to a spot at The Mohonk Preserve, a resort and nature area some 90 miles north of New York City,...

How does ice flow?

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Currently the yearly General Assembly of the European Geological Union takes place in Vienna, Austria. Dr Olaf Eisen from the German Alfred Wegener Institute presents results from an environmentally friendly...

Tainted nuke plant water reaches major NJ aquifer

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Radioactive water that leaked from the nation's oldest nuclear power plant has now reached a major underground aquifer that supplies drinking water to much of southern New...

In New System, Algae Cleans Water, Then Transforms into Organic Fertilizer

10 years ago from PopSci

Nature's Green Cleaner Air-dried algae (shown above) from an algal turf scrubber captured most of the nitrogen and phosphorus in the manure. USDA/Edwin RemsburgThe algae systems can capture most of the phosphorus and...

Study Tracks Worldwide Forest Loss, Boreal See Greatest Decline

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Despite ongoing threats to rain forests in the Amazon and Congo river basins, researchers studying the latest satellite data say that the greatest loss in forest cover from 2000 to...

Foreign migrants move within Spain for employment reasons

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A team from the University of Cantabria (UC) has studied the contribution that internal migration by foreign people living in Spain made to the process of overall provincial convergence between...

Ice streams: Charting the history of the ice caps

10 years ago from Science Daily

During ice ages, ice sheets move over fast-flowing ice streams that leave distinct geological signatures on the ocean floor. The relationship between ice streams and climate change forms the basis...

California parole agency breaks up sex-offender encampment in Anaheim

10 years ago from LA Times - Science

On Wednesday, officials with the Parole Department relocated 30 to 40 paroled offenders who had been living in cars and RVs outside its office on Coronado Street, police say. The beat-up station wagons...

River Jordan near death

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AMMAN, Jordan, May 7 (UPI) -- Without fresh water flowing into the River Jordan soon, the river could run dry as early as next year, Jordanian environmental activists warn.

Cobalt(IV) Caught In Water-Splitting Action

10 years ago from C&EN

Oft-implicated cobalt intermediate in water oxidation observed by EPR spectroscopy.

Nuclear disarmament is top priority for science diplomacy

10 years ago from SciDev

The political climate is ripe for a new push to eliminate nuclear weapons; scientists can boost its chance of success.

Giant box close to being over oil-spewing well

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(AP) -- A mission to the bottom of the sea to try to avert a wider environmental disaster progressed early Friday as crews said a 100-ton concrete-and-steel box was...

Oil slick reaches Louisiana's barrier islands

10 years ago from LA Times - Science

An orange sheen washes onto beaches as BP starts lowering a dome to try to contain oil gushing from the sea floor. As an orange slick of oil washed onto sandy barrier...

Researchers on NOAA Mission Alter Course to Collect Sediment and Water Samples Near Deepwater Horizon Spill

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Scientists and technicians from the National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology have begun collecting seafloor and water column data from areas near the oil spill in the Gulf...

Security expert: Data is the pollution of the Information Age

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During a panel discussion at the recent Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit in Dallas that otherwise was as dry as a highway in the Sahara, security guru Bruce Schneier made a provocative...

Opinion: Cleantech revolution - hit or miss for Australia?

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Embracing the global shift towards cleantech technology has economic as well as environmental benefits for Australia, according to John O'Brien.

NAS Members Take On Climate Change Skeptics

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Following the embarrassment suffered as a result of the climategate scandal and amid a drop in public confidence in climate scientists, two hundred fifty-five members of the National Academy of...

USF Scientist: Oil Spill Now Three Times Size of Lake Okeechobee

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(PhysOrg.com) -- USF researcher says the oil spill is now three times the size of Lake Okeechobee.

Is a Drop in U.S. CO2 a Blip or Trend?

10 years ago from NY Times Science

An energy expert warns against cheering over a big drop in carbon dioxide emissions.

Scientists decry "assaults" on climate research

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 250 U.S. scientists on Thursday defended climate change research against "political assaults" and warned that any delay in tackling global warming heightens the risk of...

L.A. city officials dispute former mayor Riordan's bankruptcy prediction

10 years ago from LA Times - Science

Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan has been stirring a municipal hornet's nest over the last few weeks, repeatedly warning that the city he once ran would need to file...

Falklands oil company reports first underwater find

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STANLEY, Falkland Islands, May 6 (UPI) -- After disappointing results earlier in the year that caused dismay and panic among investors, the Falklands' first oil discovery was reported Thursday...

Extraterrestrial Specks in Antarctic Snow Yield New Clues to Solar System's Past

10 years ago from Science Blog

Antarctica is nature's forensic freezer, preserving records of the past in layers of largely unsullied ice and snow that scientists have dug up to explore past geologic and atmospheric conditions.

Texas A&M Experts On Oil Spills

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

As the Gulf Coast oil spill continues to be a major problem, we have expanded our list of faculty and staff who can speak authoritatively on various aspects, including assessments...

Water cooling for supercomputers unveiled in Switzerland

10 years ago from Physorg

Swiss researchers on Thursday unveiled a water-cooling system to cut the heat generated by a supercomputer, thereby significantly reducing its carbon footprint.

Hiking Up the Mountain

10 years ago from NY Times Science

The first day's hiking up Mt. Marojejy in Madagascar was an exhausting climb, in steaming, wet forest, arriving at our camp in the dark. We made our first collection...

China: 'iron hand' to reach energy targets

10 years ago from UPI

BEIJING, May 6 (UPI) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao urged all levels of China's government to work with an 'iron hand' to reach energy efficiency targets.