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Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 28.06.2022
Rover the moon
Rover the moon
Johns Hopkins planetary geophysicist Kevin Lewis is co-investigator for a NASA mission that aims to study ice and water on the moon's surface In the fall of 2023, a U.S. rover will land at the south pole of the moon.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 28.06.2022
Chesapeake Bay ’dead zone’ predicted to be 13% lower than average
This summer's Chesapeake Bay "dead zone” is expected to be smaller than the long-term average, according to a forecast released today by researchers from the University of Michigan, Chesapeake

Research Management - Earth Sciences - 23.06.2022

Environment - Earth Sciences - 16.06.2022
Newly documented population of polar bears in Southeast Greenland sheds light on the species’ future in a warming Arctic
Scientists have documented a previously unknown subpopulation of polar bears living in Southeast Greenland. The polar bears survive with limited access to sea ice by hunting from freshwater ice that pours into the ocean from Greenland's glaciers. Because this isolated population is genetically distinct and uniquely adapted to its environment, studying it could shed light on the future of the species in a warming Arctic.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 15.06.2022
Natural disasters can accelerate changes to tropical forests
It's no surprise that warming temperatures across the earth are having a slow, yet profound impact on the forests of the world.

Earth Sciences - Physics - 14.06.2022
Team collaborates in the recovery of 74 war artefacts buried during the Spanish Civil War
Team collaborates in the recovery of 74 war artefacts buried during the Spanish Civil War
A total of 74 war artefacts from the Spanish Civil War —without fuse and with ammunition inside— have been recovered in an old republican airfield in the town of les Preses (Girona) as pa

Environment - Earth Sciences - 13.06.2022
UBC experts on flooding and extreme weather
UBC experts on flooding and extreme weather
UBC experts are available to comment on flooding and extreme weather, in light of a state of emergency in Kelowna and other parts of western Canada.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 09.06.2022

Earth Sciences - Environment - 08.06.2022
New meteorological phenomenon
Identified by Rosenstiel School scientist Brian Mapes, atmospheric lakes develop in the Indo-Pacific and move west toward the east coast of Africa, bringing much-needed precipitation to that part of the continent.

Earth Sciences - 07.06.2022

Environment - Earth Sciences - 06.06.2022
Including all types of emissions shortens timeline to reach Paris Agreement temperature targets
Countries around the world pledged in the Paris Agreement to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, or, at most, 2 degrees Celsius.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 03.06.2022
Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Levels Reach New High
Peak monthly average of 421 parts per million is 50 percent greater than pre-industrial levels Carbon dioxide measured at NOAA's Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory peaked in May 2022 at an average of more than 420 parts per million, pushing the atmosphere further into territory not seen for millions of years, scientists from NOAA and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego announced today.

Earth Sciences - Campus - 03.06.2022

Environment - Earth Sciences - 02.06.2022
NOAA forecasts average-size Gulf of Mexico summer ’dead zone’ 
A team of scientists including a University of Michigan aquatic ecologist is forecasting a summer "dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico of 5,364 square miles, about average for the 35-year history of the measurements.

Research Management - Earth Sciences - 31.05.2022
Scaling Cascades in Complex Systems
German Research Foundation Extends Funding for Collaborative Research Center at Freie Universität Berlin The collaborative research center CRC 1114: Scaling Cascades in Complex Systems based at Freie Universität Berlin has received a funding extension of four years.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 30.05.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 27.05.2022
Opinion: Our Mars rover mission was suspended because of the Ukraine war - here's what's next
Opinion: Our Mars rover mission was suspended because of the Ukraine war - here’s what’s next
Writing in The Conversation, Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Space & Climate Physics) explains how after the start of the Ukraine war, the ESA suspended the ExoMars Mission due to fly on a Russian rocket in September, and what might happen to its nearly-complete rover.

Earth Sciences - Innovation - 26.05.2022
As California Cliffs Erode, UC San Diego Team Works to Track and Understand these Changes
Advanced imaging and geotechnical technology are powering understanding of our coastline and its hazards - The Coastal Process Group at Scripps Instiution of Oceanography deploys a drone to conduct a LiDAR survey. Photo by Erik Jepsen/University Communications.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 06.05.2022
Estuaries’ vast potential for climate mitigation
The salt marshes, mud flats and eel grass meadows of temperate river estuaries are more effective at capturing and storing greenhouse gases than young coastal forests and may sequester carbon for centuries, if not millennia, according to researchers from the University of Victoria (UVic). The amount of carbon captured and stored, known as sequestered, by the Cowichan estuary on Vancouver Island is roughly double that of an actively growing 20-year-old Pacific Northwest forest of the same area, reports a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science .

Earth Sciences - Environment - 28.04.2022
Model pinpoints glaciers at risk of collapse due to climate change
A 2005 photo of a glacier on the southeastern coast of Greenland. Where it terminates in the ocean it is calving icebergs. A new UC Berkeley study shows that thick and fast-flowing glaciers are most vulnerable to sudden speed up and collapse into the ocean because of basal lubrication by meltwater produced by a warming climate.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 28.04.2022
Unchecked global emissions on track to initiate mass extinction of marine life
As greenhouse gas emissions continue to warm the world's oceans, marine biodiversity could be on track to plummet within the next few centuries to levels not seen since the extinction of the dinosaurs, according to research from the University of Washington and Princeton University. Oceanographers modeled future marine biodiversity under different projected climate scenarios.

Earth Sciences - Innovation - 20.04.2022
HeiGIT: Making Geodata Useful for Mobility Support and Humanitarian Aid
HeiGIT: Making Geodata Useful for Mobility Support and Humanitarian Aid
Klaus Tschira Foundation bolsters funding for Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology Freely accessible route planners that can be quickly used after catastrophes for work by aid organisat

Earth Sciences - Campus - 13.04.2022
Marine geochemist seeks to unravel how carbon is stored in the ocean
Hilary Close, an ocean sciences assistant professor at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, is using a unique strategy to understand how carbon is transferred through living things into the deep ocean.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 13.04.2022
Ice shards in Antarctic clouds let more solar energy reach Earth’s surface
Clouds come in myriad shapes, sizes and types, which control their effects on climate. New research led by the University of Washington shows that splintering of frozen liquid droplets to form ice shards inside Southern Ocean clouds dramatically affects the clouds- ability to reflect sunlight back to space.

Earth Sciences - 12.04.2022
Big data in geochemistry for international research
Big data in geochemistry for international research
Largest database for chemical analyses of rocks and minerals now hosted at Göttingen University Geochemistry was established as one of the central pillars of the geosciences by Victor Moritz Goldschmidt in Göttingen.

Earth Sciences - 12.04.2022

Earth Sciences - Environment - 31.03.2022
Geo-debate: coexistence with a volcano
Geo-debate: coexistence with a volcano
Can we anticipate an eruption? How is an active volcanic area monitored? What are the tools scientists work with during a volcanic episode? How is a communication crisis handled in the midst of such

Environment - Earth Sciences - 30.03.2022
UC Berkeley drills 400-foot borehole to explore geothermal heating
Early this past Monday morning, a small team of University of California, Berkeley, engineers gathered around a two-story-tall drilling rig parked at an out-of-the-way spot on the north side of campus. As the overnight rain turned to drizzle, the team watched as a drilling crew used a massive 8-inch-wide drill bit to start punching a new borehole in the soil.

Earth Sciences - Economics / Business - 29.03.2022

Life Sciences - Earth Sciences - 24.03.2022
A Pacific Footballfish Touches Down at Birch Aquarium
This deep-sea specimen will be on display at the aquarium from March 25 to April 24, 2022 For a limited time, guests can see a Pacific Footballfish—a rare deep-sea specimen—on display in

Environment - Earth Sciences - 22.03.2022
Opinion: Groundwater: out of sight, out of mind?
Opinion: Groundwater: out of sight, out of mind?
On World Water Day Professor Richard Taylor (UCL Geography) and Dr. Mohammad Shamsudduha (UCL IRDR) explore equitable and sustainable use of groundwater.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 22.03.2022
Indigenous stories reveal the science of the world around us
Indigenous stories reveal the science of the world around us
Q&As Alex Walls Indigenous stories hold clues to hydrological and geographical features, providing insights into the science of the world around us.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 21.03.2022
With climate change, Berkeley snow lab’s mission remains critical
For someone who admits to "childlike excitement” at the prospect of a snowstorm, Andrew Schwartz has the perfect job.

Earth Sciences - History / Archeology - 17.03.2022
The oxidation of volcanoes - a magma opus
The oxidation of volcanoes - a magma opus
A new, Yale-led study unlocks the science behind a key ingredient - namely oxygen - in some of the world's most violent volcanoes.

Health - Earth Sciences - 14.03.2022
UC San Diego Receives $7.35 Million in Federal Community Project Funding
Federal funding will aid ocean dumpsite and cliff erosion research, and improve telehealth offerings Drone image of the rail line in Del Mar, Calif.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 14.03.2022
Winter Grab: U-M team bores through Saginaw Bay ice to glimpse Great Lakes life below
Winter Grab: U-M team bores through Saginaw Bay ice to glimpse Great Lakes life below
SAGINAW BAY-University of Michigan biogeochemist Casey Godwin raises a football-size chunk of crystal-clear Great Lakes ice toward the sky and studies it like a miner inspecting a precious gemstone just pulled from the earth.
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