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climate change

Decay of the North American Ice Sheet Since the Last Ice...

The new research co-authored by Dr William Roberts from Bristol’s School of Geographical Sciences and led by the University of Colorado Boulder has been published in the journal Nature. The...
Antarctic climatevideo

North American Ice Sheet Decay Changed Antarctic Climate

New research led by CU Boulder shows that the changing topography of ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere during the last Ice Age forced changes...
Volcanoes

Land-Sea Experiment Will Track Earthquakes, Volcanoes along Alaska Peninsula

The National Science Foundation is funding the largest marine seismic-monitoring effort yet along the Alaska Peninsula, a region with frequent and diverse earthquake and...
greenhouse gas

Purdue Scientists Identify Link Between Plant Nitrogen Uptake and Reduction in...

Purdue University scientists released research findings that indicate corn management processes contributing to optimal levels of plant nitrogen uptake could result in fewer nitrous...
climate change

Clearing Up the Gray Zone for Convection

Midwestern summer storms are notorious for their ferocity. They dump heavy rain or hail on everything in their path, moving on as swiftly as...
vertebrates

Endangered Giants

Freshwater megafauna such as river dolphins and sturgeons play vital roles in their respective ecosystems. Researchers have teamed up with international colleagues to illustrate...
marsh grass

Invasive and Native Marsh Grasses May Provide Similar Benefits to Protected...

An invasive species of marsh grass that spreads, kudzu-like, throughout North American wetlands, may provide similar benefits to protected wetlands as native marsh grasses....
asthma

Omega-3 Supplements Can Prevent Childhood Asthma

Taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood asthma by almost one third, according to a new study...
menopausal women

Are Hot Flashes Genetic?

Most women experience hot flashes and night sweats either before or during menopause, but a significant minority don’t have these symptoms. Could our genes...
Solar stormsvideo

Solar Storms: Regional Forecasts Set to Begin

For the first time beginning next month, forecasts of the regional effects of solar storms will help protect the power grid and communications satellites,...
earthquakes

Slow Slip Events Can Trigger Earthquakes

Discovered twenty years ago, slow earthquakes are imperceptible slip events that last several weeks or months, do not generate seismic waves and cause no...