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Why did the Earth’s ancient oceans disappear?

We think of oceans as being stable and permanent. However, they move at about the same speed as your fingernails grow. Geoscientists at CEED,...

How a ‘shadow zone’ traps the world’s oldest ocean water

New research from an international team has revealed why the oldest water in the ocean in the North Pacific has remained trapped in a...

The oceans were colder than we thought

A team of researchers has discovered a flaw in the way past ocean temperatures have been estimated up to now. Their findings could mean...

Geologists study the drying up of the Mediterranean Sea 5.96 million...

We already know that climate change influences such Earth processes as erosion and fluctuations in sea levels. But do surface processes in turn have...

Biodiversity loss from deep-sea mining will be unavoidable

Biodiversity losses from deep-sea mining are unavoidable and possibly irrevocable, an international team of 15 marine scientists, resource economists and legal scholars argue in...

Jurassic drop in ocean oxygen lasted a million years

Dramatic drops in oceanic oxygen, which cause mass extinctions of sea life, come to a natural end -- but it takes about a million...

First oceans may have been acidic

One way to understand how ocean acidity can change, for example, in response to rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels, is to look to the...

Massive, computer-analyzed geological database reveals chemistry of ancient ocean

A study that used a new digital library and machine reading system to suck the factual marrow from millions of geologic publications dating back...

A Rusty Green Early Ocean?

Though they may seem rock solid, the ancient sedimentary rocks called iron formations -- the world's chief economic source of iron ore -- were...

New evidence on terrestrial and oceanic responses to climate change over...

A multidisciplinary research team in which the University of Granada (UGR) takes part has achieved a breakthrough on what we know about terrestrial and...

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