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Environment - Earth Sciences - 13.01.2022
Atmospheric River Storm Observations over Pacific Ocean to Expand This Winter
Filling data gaps will improve precipitation forecasts for western states "Hurricane Hunter" aircraft are mobilizing for an expanded 13-week period that began Jan.

Life Sciences - Earth Sciences - 12.01.2022
Some birds sing the same song for hundreds of thousands of years
Many of the birds that awaken us each morning learn their melodious songs the same way that humans learn a dialect - from parents and neighbors.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 23.12.2021
Climate and Soil Determine Distribution of Plant Traits
Climate and Soil Determine Distribution of Plant Traits
An international research team succeeded in identifying global factors that explain the diversity of form and function in plants. Led by the University of Zurich, the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena and the University of Leipzig, the researchers collected and analyzed plant data from around the world.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 17.12.2021

Paleontology - Earth Sciences - 15.12.2021
Reconstruction of a Cretaceous fossil water plant found in Catalonia using its plant organs
Reconstruction of a Cretaceous fossil water plant found in Catalonia using its plant organs
Palaeonitella trifurcate is the name of a new fossil species of a freshwater plant from the Lower Cretaceous found and reconstructed by a team of geologists of the University of Barcelona. The reconstruction of the plant, dating from between 125 and 120 million years ago, has been conducted using the plant organs found separately in a stratum of limestone from the Natural Park of Garraf, in Olivella (Barcelona).

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 15.12.2021

Earth Sciences - 14.12.2021
What can cake can tell us about the Earth's core?
What can cake can tell us about the Earth’s core?
How is our Earth's inner core like a cake? According to Professor Hrvoje Tkalcic and Sheng Wang from The Australian National University (ANU), there are more similarities than you might think.

Earth Sciences - 14.12.2021
What can cake tell us about the Earth's core?
What can cake tell us about the Earth’s core?
How is our Earth's inner core like a cake? According to Professor Hrvoje Tkalcic and Sheng Wang from The Australian National University (ANU), there are more similarities than you might think.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 13.12.2021
’Devastation like none of us have ever seen before’
From the connection to climate change to research that helps us understand wind intensity, University of Miami experts address the deadly flurry of tornadoes that hit the central United States over the weekend.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 10.12.2021
University of Glasgow wins £1.5m to develop novel approaches to sustainable mining
Researchers from the University of Glasgow are leading a new project to develop new approaches to sustainable mining in the Philippines. The three-year PAMANA project, worth £1.5m, is co-funded by the UK Natural Environmental Research Council and the Philippines Department of Science and Technology.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 07.12.2021
Melting glaciers may produce thousands of kilometers of new Pacific salmon habitat
Melting glaciers may produce thousands of kilometers of new Pacific salmon habitat
Share this page Share on Twitter Share on facebook Share on linkedin Share on email Retreating glaciers in the Pacific mountains of western North America could produce around 6,150 kilometers of new Pacific salmon habitat by the year 2100, according to a new study. Scientists have 'peeled back the ice' from 46,000 glaciers between southern British Columbia and south-central Alaska to look at how much potential salmon habitat would be created when underlying bedrock is exposed and new streams flow over the landscape.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 06.12.2021
Trees are biggest methane 'vents' in wetland areas - even when they're dry
Trees are biggest methane ’vents’ in wetland areas - even when they’re dry
Share this page Share on Twitter Share on facebook Share on linkedin Share on email Most of the methane gas emitted from Amazon wetlands regions is vented into the atmosphere via tree root systems

Environment - Earth Sciences - 03.12.2021
Arctic rain may soon be more common than snowfall
Arctic rain may soon be more common than snowfall
More rain than snow will fall in the Arctic and this transition will occur decades earlier than previously predicted, a new study involving UCL researchers has found.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 30.11.2021

Environment - Earth Sciences - 30.11.2021
2021 Atlantic hurricane season comes to an end
An above-average season of activity provided Rosenstiel School scientists with ample opportunities for research that could improve forecasting and help save lives.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 30.11.2021
Changing weather patterns mix up the size, duration of annual Chesapeake Bay dead zone
Changing weather patterns mix up the size, duration of annual Chesapeake Bay dead zone
The Chesapeake Bay Program and its partners, including the University of Michigan, released information today on the state of the 2021 Chesapeake Bay "dead zone.” While last year's dead zone was

Earth Sciences - 24.11.2021
Inflation advice to consumers: ’Just grin and bear it’
Consumers expressed less optimism than any other time in the past decade, including more negative prospects for their own finances as well as for the overall economy, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 22.11.2021
'Ground-breaking' voyage to unlock Earth's inner secrets
’Ground-breaking’ voyage to unlock Earth’s inner secrets
A significant mission to retrieve 27 seismometers from the rugged ocean floor near Macquarie Island in the Southern Ocean will unlock the secrets of the Earth's inner layers. A significant mission to retrieve 27 seismometers from the rugged ocean floor near Macquarie Island in the Southern Ocean will unlock the secrets of the Earth's inner layers and what triggers underwater earthquakes and tsunamis.

Life Sciences - Earth Sciences - 17.11.2021
Window on the early evolution of terrestrial vertebrates
Window on the early evolution of terrestrial vertebrates
Researchers of the University of Jena involved in Citizen Science project on the Bromacker The Tambach sandstones are covered with thin clay skins on which ripple marks, raindrop impressions, dry cracks and many traces of worms, insects and vertebrates (so-called tracking plates) are preserved.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 10.11.2021

Environment - Earth Sciences - 04.11.2021

Environment - Earth Sciences - 29.10.2021
UCL at COP26: latest updates and expert comment
Climate experts from across UCL are at the COP26 UN climate summit in Glasgow as observers and delegation members, with teams of academics also monitoring and providing expert commentary from London.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 29.10.2021
UW oceanographer will study how glacial particles remove CO2 from atmosphere
UW oceanographer will study how glacial particles remove CO2 from atmosphere
An oceanographer at the University of Washington is part of a new project to study how glacial particles, created as glaciers grind the rock beneath them into a powder, reacts with seawater to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Alex Gagnon , an associate professor of oceanography at the UW, is one of the investigators on a newly funded project that involves field and lab studies of a natural setting that could help understand the ocean's role in carbon removal, which many experts believed will need to be combined with emissions reductions to address climate change.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 26.10.2021
Managing Water Resources in a Low-to-No-Snow Future
With mountain snowpacks shrinking in the western U.S., new Berkeley Lab study analyzes when a low-to-no-snow future might arrive and implications for water management A new Berkeley Lab analysis finds that if greenhouse gas emissions continue along the high-emissions scenario, low-to-no-snow winters will become a regular occurrence in the western U.S. in 35 to 60 years.

Earth Sciences - 19.10.2021
Preparing for the Big One: UBC research lab to shake, rattle and roll
Matthew Ramsey UBC's Earthquake Engineering Research Facility (EERF) will shake, rattle and roll for the public this International ShakeOut Day.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 29.09.2021
On the trail of ocean mercury
On the trail of ocean mercury
Mercury is released by coal combustion and mining activities to the atmosphere as a gaseous pollutant.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 24.09.2021
Deepwater renewal in Lake Geneva in light of climate change
Deepwater renewal in Lake Geneva in light of climate change
Scientists have studied two mechanisms that can help bring oxygen to the depths of a lake - essential for preserving the lake's ecosystem.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 22.09.2021
Tracking down track ballast
Tracking down track ballast
Switzerland may soon be facing a shortage of railway ballast. ETH geologists are heading into the wilds to track down new sources of crushed rocks.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 16.09.2021

Environment - Earth Sciences - 10.09.2021
Search for the World’s Oldest Ice to be Initiated
Scientists hope ice samples as much as five million years old can preview what society will face in coming century Researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego will join colleagues from around the country in an effort to discover Antarctica's oldest ice and through it, learn more about how the earth's climate has changed throughout its history.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 07.09.2021
Education hub on 'coastal resiliency' will focus on earthquakes, coastal erosion and climate change
Education hub on ’coastal resiliency’ will focus on earthquakes, coastal erosion and climate change
Hannah Hickey and Kim Eckart UW News The new Cascadia Coastlines and Peoples Hazards Research Hub will serve coastal communities in Northern California, Oregon and Washington.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 01.09.2021
New report details Switzerland's geo-energy potential
Switzerland has considerable capacity for carbon storage and a bright future in shallow geothermal energy. These are the two main findings presented in Innosuisse's final report on the 2013-2020 Energy Funding Programme, in the chapter on geo-energy. Lyesse Laloui, a full professor in civil engineering at EPFL, is the chapter's author and the head of a research group on this topic.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 27.08.2021
New maps forecast impacts of climate change
An estimated £1.2 billion of Scotland's buildings, transport infrastructure, cultural and natural heritage may be at risk of coastal erosion by 2050, according to new research.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 24.08.2021
Helping engineers better predict clay landslides
Helping engineers better predict clay landslides
Norway experiences dangerous landslides due to its clay-rich soil. For her Master's thesis in civil engineering at EPFL, Mathilde Metral outlined steps that the country's geotechnical engineers can take to improve the predictive computer model they're currently developing.  The heavy rains that sweep across Europe with growing frequency can be particularly damaging in Norway, where the clay-rich soil is susceptible to landslides.

Earth Sciences - Health - 14.08.2021

Environment - Earth Sciences - 09.08.2021
How wildfire restored a Yosemite watershed
For nearly half a century, lightning-sparked blazes in Yosemite's Illilouette Creek Basin have rippled across the landscape - closely monitored, but largely unchecked.

Earth Sciences - Economics / Business - 06.08.2021
Minor volcanic eruptions could 'cascade' into global catastrophe, experts warn
Minor volcanic eruptions could ’cascade’ into global catastrophe, experts warn
Researchers call for a shift in focus away from risks of "super-volcanic" eruptions and towards likelier scenarios of smaller eruptions in key global "pinch points" creating devastating domino effects.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 02.08.2021
New report: State of the science on western wildfires, forests and climate change
New report: State of the science on western wildfires, forests and climate change
Exceptionally hot and dry weather this summer has fueled dozens of wildfires across the western U.S.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 29.07.2021
Urban planning: Precious resources far below the surface
Urban planning: Precious resources far below the surface
TUM geologists create 3D underground model of Munich Our cities are growing. This leads to increasing use of resources below ground, for example when building underground train systems, using geothermal heat or developing drinking water supplies.

Earth Sciences - 27.07.2021
Scientists call on more research to determine ’tipping point’ of supervolcanoes
Scientists say it is extremely challenging to try and predict when a supervolcano might erupt again due to the sheer diversity of events that have gone before.
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