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October 8, 2015
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River Buries Permafrost Carbon at Sea

New study traces the fate of carbon stored in thawing Arctic soils As temperatures rise, some of the organic carbon stored in Arctic permafrost meets an unexpected fate—burial at sea. As many as 2.2 million metric tons of organic carbon … Continue reading

June 18, 2013
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Unraveling the Napo’s mystery

In the United States, rivers and their floodplains are well-documented and monitored. Ecuador’s largest river, however, remains largely mysterious. Research led by Michigan State University is helping the South American country unravel the Napo River’s mystique to better balance its … Continue reading

August 5, 2012
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Microbes in the Mississippi

Professor and students study how microbial life changes along the river The mercury is pushing 100, but professor Michael Sadowsky and two assistants leave the indoor coolness for the bank of the Mississippi River as it flows by the University … Continue reading

June 5, 2012
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Ceramics Tell the Story of an Ancient Southwest Migration

Another look at a nearly 80-year-old pottery collection at the Arizona State Museum is yielding new information about migrants who abandoned the Four Corners region. Approximately eight centuries ago, people living along the Colorado Plateau in what is now the … Continue reading

June 3, 2012
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Landslides Linked to Plate Tectonics Create the Steepest Mountain Terrain

Some of the steepest mountain slopes in the world got that way because of the interplay between terrain uplift associated with plate tectonics and powerful streams cutting into hillsides, leading to erosion in the form of large landslides, new research … Continue reading

May 14, 2012
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Mather Lecture

Renowned expert Charles J. Vörösmarty addresses global water crisis The world’s streams, rivers and lakes are under increasing stress because of human water management – and mismanagement – that threaten aquatic biodiversity and the water supply, Charles J. Vörösmarty said … Continue reading

April 23, 2012
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Green-Glowing Fish Provides New Insights into Health Impacts of Pollution

Understanding the damage that pollution causes to both wildlife and human health is set to become much easier thanks to a new green-glowing zebrafish. Created by a team from the University of Exeter, the fish makes it easier than ever … Continue reading

March 23, 2012
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Sediment Sleuthing

Radioactive medicine being tracked through rivers A University of Delaware oceanographer has stumbled upon an unusual aid for studying local waterways: radioactive iodine. Trace amounts of the contaminant, which is used in medical treatments, are entering waterways via wastewater treatment … Continue reading