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December 2, 2014
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Groundwater dating

Sturchio co-authors Nature Geoscience paper on technique to date groundwater Neil Sturchio, chair of the Department of Geological Sciences at University of Delaware, is co-author of a Nature Geoscience paper detailing a pioneering new technique to date groundwater.  Knowing the … Continue reading

November 28, 2014
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NASA: Alaska Shows No Signs of Rising Arctic Methane

Despite large temperature increases in Alaska in recent decades, a new analysis of NASA airborne data finds that methane is not being released from Alaskan soils into the atmosphere at unusually high rates, as recent modeling and experimental studies have … Continue reading

October 10, 2014
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Climate clues: Sunlight controls the fate of carbon released from thawing Arctic permafrost

ANN ARBOR — Just how much Arctic permafrost will thaw in the future and how fast heat-trapping carbon dioxide will be released from those warming soils is a topic of lively debate among climate scientists. To answer those questions, scientists … Continue reading

July 14, 2014
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No way around it: Reducing emissions will be the primary way to fight climate change, UCLA-led study finds

Climate engineering won’t sufficiently stem global warming orget about positioning giant mirrors in space to reduce the amount of sunlight being trapped in the earth’s atmosphere or seeding clouds to reduce the amount of light entering earth’s atmosphere. Those approaches … Continue reading

June 4, 2014
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R.I. nitrogen cycle differs in bay and sound

A new study reports that anammox, a key process in the nitrogen cycle, is barely present in Narragansett Bay even though it’s a major factor just a little farther out into Rhode Island Sound. Scientists traced that to differences between … Continue reading

May 29, 2014
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Berkeley Lab Climate Scientist: More Extreme Heat and Drought in Coming Decades

Lab climate expert is a lead author on the National Climate Assessment. By the end of this century climate change will result in more frequent and more extreme heat, more drought, and fewer extremes in cold weather in the United … Continue reading

April 8, 2014
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UCLA study yields more accurate data on thousands of years of climate change

Research also helps unravel the mystery of retreating glaciers in the Pacific Ocean’s western tropics Using a cutting-edge research technique, UCLA researchers have reconstructed the temperature history of a region that plays a major role in determining climate around the … Continue reading

January 24, 2014
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Coral Reefs in Palau Surprisingly Resistant to Naturally Acidified Waters

Ocean researchers working on the coral reefs of Palau in 2011 and 2012 made two unexpected discoveries that could provide insight into corals’ resistance and resilience to ocean acidification, and aid in the creation of a plan to protect them. … Continue reading