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November 9, 2014
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Mercury in the Global Ocean

Study shows three times more mercury in upper ocean since Industrial Revolution Although the days of odd behavior among hat makers are a thing of the past, the dangers mercury poses to humans and the environment persist today. Mercury is … Continue reading

December 30, 2013
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Greenland Ice Stores Liquid Water Year-Round

Potential for Storing Meltwater Important for Calculating Sea-Level Rise Researchers at the University of Utah have discovered a new aquifer in the Greenland Ice Sheet that holds liquid water all year long in the otherwise perpetually frozen winter landscape. The … Continue reading

August 8, 2013
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Scientists Helped Design NASA Mission Concept to Search for Life on Europa

AUSTIN, Texas — Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin’s Institute for Geophysics helped develop a blueprint for a possible future NASA lander mission to Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter that has a global ocean covered by an … Continue reading

October 10, 2012
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Scientists Uncover Vast Differences in Earth’s Polar Ocean Microbial Communities

ANN ARBOR— An international team of scientists, including a University of Michigan graduate student, has demonstrated that a clear difference exists between the marine microbial communities in the Southern and Arctic oceans, contributing to a better understanding of the biodiversity … Continue reading

April 29, 2012
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Global Warming Refuge Discovered Near At-Risk Pacific Island Nation of Kiribati

Ocean currents may mitigate warming near handful of equatorial islands Scientists predict ocean temperatures will rise in the equatorial Pacific by the end of the century, wreaking havoc on coral reef ecosystems. But a new study shows that climate change … Continue reading

July 27, 2011
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Researcher Discovers Mitochondria Share an Ancestor with SAR11

Billions of years ago, an astounding evolutionary event occurred: certain bacteria became obliged to live inside other cells, thus starting a chain of events that resulted in what is now the mitochondria, an organelle found in all eukaryotic cells.  A … Continue reading

February 22, 2011
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Greenland’s Glaciers Double in Speed

The contribution of Greenland to global sea level change and the mapping of previously unknown basins and mountains beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet are highlighted in a new film released by Cambridge University this morning. The work of glaciologist Professor … Continue reading

February 20, 2011
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Oldest Fossils of Large Seaweeds, Worm-like Animals Tell Story of Ancient Oxygen

*Geobiologists uncover Davy Jones Locker of fossils near small village in south China* Almost 600 million years ago, before the rapid evolution of life forms known as the Cambrian explosion, a community of seaweeds and worm-like animals lived in a … Continue reading