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Scientists propose that vibrios have significant roles in marine organic carbon...

The genus Vibrio is one of the best model marine heterotrophic bacterial groups, and many Vibrio species grow very quickly with short generation times....

Unprecedented ice loss in Russian ice cap

In the last few years, the Vavilov Ice Cap in the Russian High Arctic has dramatically accelerated, sliding as much as 82 feet a...

Faster way to make mineral to remove carbon dioxide from atmosphere

Scientists have found a rapid way of producing magnesite, a mineral which stores carbon dioxide. If this can be developed to an industrial scale,...

Iron-silica particles unlock part of the mystery of Earth’s oxygenation

The oxygenation of Earth's atmosphere was thanks, in part, to iron and silica particles in ancient seawater, according to a new study by geomicrobiologists...

Chemical footprint in present-day atmosphere mimics that observed in ancient rock

Early Earth was a hot, gaseous, dusty and dynamic planet with an atmosphere and an ocean. Then its surface cooled and stabilized enough for...

Platinum is key in ancient volcanic related climate change

Supervolcanoes are one of Mother Nature's deadliest phenomena, and when they erupt, they can change the climate of the entire planet. To get a glimpse...

Icy Greenland’s heated geologic past

By mapping the heat escaping from below the Greenland Ice Sheet, a NASA scientist has sharpened our understanding of the dynamics that dominate and...

Oxygen levels on early Earth rose, fell several times before great...

Earth's oxygen levels rose and fell more than once hundreds of millions of years before the planetwide success of the Great Oxidation Event about...

Minerology on Mars points to a cold and icy ancient climate

The climate throughout Mars' early history has long been debated -- was the Red Planet warm and wet, or cold and icy? New research...

Land rising above the sea 2.4 billion years ago changed planet...

Chemical signatures in shale, the Earth's most common sedimentary rock, point to a rapid rise of land above the ocean 2.4 billion years ago...

Scientists find new evidences of the megaflood that ended the Messinian...

A study conducted by an international team of scientists has found new evidence supporting the hypothesis of a mega-flood occurring during the Zanclean period,...

Mountain erosion may add CO2 to the atmosphere

Scientists have long known that steep mountain ranges can draw carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere -- as erosion exposes new rock, it...

New source of global nitrogen discovered

For centuries, the prevailing science has indicated that all of the nitrogen on Earth available to plants comes from the atmosphere. But a study...

Sinking land will exacerbate flooding from sea level rise in Bay...

Hazard maps use estimated sea level rise due to climate change to determine flooding risk for today's shoreline, but don't take into account that...

Desertification and monsoon climate change linked to shifts in ice volume...

The East Asian summer monsoon and desertification in Eurasia is driven by fluctuating Northern Hemisphere ice volume and global sea level during the Ice...

New Method Unearths Climate Data from Ancient Soils

In Scientific Reports today, UConn researchers report a novel approach to reconstructing ancient climates using analyses of organic compounds in sediments and soils. This method...

Storm waves can move boulders we thought only tsunamis had the...

It's not just tsunamis that can change the landscape: storms shifted giant boulders four times the size of a house on the coast of...

Hidden ‘rock moisture’ could be key to understanding forest response to...

Research conducted by The University of Texas at Austin and University of California, Berkeley has found that a little-studied, underground layer of rock can...

Life under extreme drought conditions

The core region of the Atacama Desert in South America is one of the most arid places on earth. Sometimes it is raining only...

Extinct lakes of the American desert west

The vestiges of lakes long extinct dot the landscape of the American desert west. These fossilized landforms provide clues of how dynamic climate has...

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