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Global hot spot maps link consumers with impacts

A new model creates global hot spot maps to illuminate how what we buy pollutes the planet and where. The idea is to help...

Greenland ice is melting 7 percent faster than previously thought

The same hotspot in Earth's mantle that feeds Iceland's active volcanoes has been playing a trick on the scientists who are trying to measure...

Hot Larvae: Calculating Dispersal from Unique Submarine Hot Spring Ecosystems

Deep below the ocean's surface are hydrothermal vent fields, or submarine hot springs that can reach temperatures of up to 400 °C. These fields...

Hotspots of small swimming marine organisms may contribute to mixing

New research findings suggest small marine organisms swimming in concentrated "hotspots" likely contribute to the mixing of water needed to distribute nutrients for ocean...

CT scan of Earth links deep mantle plumes with volcanic hotspots

University of California, Berkeley, seismologists have produced for the first time a sharp, three-dimensional scan of Earth's interior that conclusively connects plumes of hot...

Fjords are ‘hotspots’ in global carbon cycling

While fjords are celebrated for their beauty, these ecosystems are also major carbon sinks that likely play an important role in the regulation of...

Ancient Rocks Reveal Hot Spot of Sulfur-Breathing Bacteria

Wriggle your toes in a marsh's mucky bottom sediment and you'll probably inhale a rotten egg smell, the distinctive odor of hydrogen sulfide gas....

Site of mega-development project in Mexico is a biodiversity hotspot

Cabo Pulmo is a close-knit community in Baja California Sur, Mexico, and the best preserved coral reef in the Gulf of California. But now...

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