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July 11, 2014
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Corals and climate

For corals adjusting to climate change, it’s survival of fattest and most flexible The future health of the world’s coral reefs and the animals that depend on them relies in part on the ability of one tiny symbiotic sea creature … Continue reading

April 27, 2014
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Heat of mantle sets height of mid-ocean ridges

By  analyzing the speed of seismic waves generated by earthquakes, scientists have shown that temperature differences deep within Earth’s mantle control the elevation and volcanic activity along mid-ocean ridges, the colossal mountain ranges that line the ocean floor. Recent research … Continue reading

March 10, 2013
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Tracking Sediments’ Fate in Largest-Ever Dam Removal

Salmon are beginning to swim up the Elwha River for the first time in more than a century. But University of Washington marine geologists are watching what’s beginning to flow downstream — sediments from the largest dam-removal project ever undertaken. … Continue reading

January 10, 2013
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Magma in Earth’s Mantle Forms Deeper Than Once Thought

Study simulating pressures in mantle beneath the ocean floor shows that rocks can melt at depths up to 250 kilometers Magma forms far deeper than geologists previously thought, according to new research results. A team led by geologist Rajdeep Dasgupta … Continue reading

November 30, 2012
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International Study Provides More Solid Measure of Shrinking in Polar Ice Sheets

The planet’s two largest ice sheets have been losing ice faster during the past decade, causing widespread confusion and concern. A new international study provides a firmer read on the state of continental ice sheets and how much they are … Continue reading

October 26, 2012
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Small Organisms Could Dramatically Impact World’s Climate

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Warmer oceans in the future could significantly alter populations of phytoplankton, tiny organisms that could have a major impact on climate change. In the current issue of Science Express, Michigan State University researchers show that by … Continue reading

September 6, 2012
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Dinosaur Die Out Might Have Been Second of Two Closely Timed Extinctions

The most-studied mass extinction in Earth history happened 65 million years ago and is widely thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs. New University of Washington research indicates that a separate extinction came shortly before that, triggered by volcanic eruptions … Continue reading

October 29, 2011
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Prehistoric Greenhouse Data from Ocean Floor Could Predict Earth’s Future, MU Study Finds

*Evidence of water mass moving south 70 million years ago shows how warmth was distributed* COLUMBIA, Mo. – New research from the University of Missouri indicates that Atlantic Ocean temperatures during the greenhouse climate of the Late Cretaceous Epoch were … Continue reading