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Chemistry - Earth Sciences
27.06.2017
Ozone recovery may be delayed by unregulated chemicals
Ozone recovery may be delayed by unregulated chemicals
Recent increases in an unregulated ozone-depleting substance, could delay recovery of Antarctic ozone levels by 5–30 years, depending on emissions scenarios.
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
26.06.2017
Expedition aims to discover how melting ice is affecting supplies of nutrients in the sea
Expedition aims to discover how melting ice is affecting supplies of nutrients in the sea
A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, is preparing to take part in research expedition to coastal Greenland where they will examining, for the first time, how melting ice is affecting supplies of nutrients to the oceans. One of the big unknowns about future supplies of nutrients to the oceans is the impact of melting glaciers and ice sheets.
Earth Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
21.06.2017
Roscoe Braham Jr., pioneering meteorologist, 1921-2017
Prof. Emeritus Roscoe Braham Jr., a noted expert in cloud precipitation physics who furthered weather research by combining the use of aircraft with ground-based instruments, died May 28 at the Glenaire Retirement Community in Cary, N.C. He was 96.
Earth Sciences
21.06.2017
Warmer, drier soils in Illinois
Soil temperatures have been rising throughout the first half of June, according to Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
20.06.2017
Mission to discover habitable Earths given green light
Mission to discover Earth-sized planets and super-Earths in the habitable zone of the solar system – scientifically led by the University of Warwick - given the go-ahead by European Space Agency PLATO will be launched 1.5 million km into space - and will monitor thousands of bright stars over a large area of the sky, looking for regular dips in brightness as planets pass by them It will investigate seismic activity in some of the ho
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
20.06.2017
U-Michigan, partners predict third-largest Gulf of Mexico summer 'dead zone' ever
U-Michigan, partners predict third-largest Gulf of Mexico summer ’dead zone’ ever
ANN ARBOR'A University of Michigan researcher and colleagues from several institutions forecast that this summer's Gulf of Mexico "dead zone," an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and other marine life, will be approximately 8,185 square miles, or about the size of New Jersey.
History/Archeology - Earth Sciences
20.06.2017
A Wooden Toe: Swiss Egyptologists Study 3000-Year-Old Prosthesis
A Wooden Toe: Swiss Egyptologists Study 3000-Year-Old Prosthesis
It is likely to be one of the oldest prosthetic devices in human history: Together with other experts, Egyptologists from the University of Basel have reexamined an artificial wooden big toe. The find is almost 3000 years old and was discovered in a female burial from the necropolis of Sheikh īAbd el-Qurna close to Luxor.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
19.06.2017
Rising seas could result in 2 billion refugees by 2100
In the year 2100, 2 billion people - about one-fifth of the world's population - could become climate change refugees due to rising ocean levels.
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
19.06.2017
Volcanic eruptions triggered dawn of the dinosaurs
Huge pulses of volcanic activity are likely to have played a key role in triggering the end Triassic mass extinction, which set the scene for the rise and age of the dinosaurs, new Oxford University research has found. Researchers from the Oxford University Department of Earth Science worked in collaboration with the Universities of Exeter and Southampton to trace the global impact of major volcanic gas emissions and their link to the end of the Triassic period.
Earth Sciences - Business/Economics
16.06.2017
A new view of the world
A new view of the world
The Swiss World Atlas has been published in a completely revised new edition. In addition to the usual topographic relief maps, it also contains maps on current global issues such as the environment, energy and conflicts. Since 1910, the Swiss World Atlas has accompanied generations of secondary school pupils through their geography lessons, conveying not only a comprehensive picture of the earth, but also the specific geography of Switzerland.
Earth Sciences
15.06.2017
Seasonal rain and snow trigger small quakes on California faults
Seasonal rain and snow trigger small quakes on California faults
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Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
14.06.2017
Larger-than-average summer ’dead zone’ predicted for Chesapeake Bay in 2017
ANN ARBOR‚??A University of Michigan ecologist and colleagues from several institutions are forecasting a larger-than-average Chesapeake Bay "dead zone" in 2017.
Literature/Linguistics - Earth Sciences
13.06.2017
Mapping project will open up new routes to uncharted territory
Mapping project will open up new routes to uncharted territory
What if fictional places in books, such as Middlemarch, Treasure Island, Barsetshire and Gormenghast, could be generated as maps and even 3D visualisations out of the text itself?
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
12.06.2017
Peatlands, already dwindling, could face further losses
Peatlands, already dwindling, could face further losses
Tropical peat swamp forests, which once occupied large swaths of Southeast Asia and other areas, provided a significant ‚?‘sink‚'' that helped remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But such forests have been disappearing fast due to clear-cutting and drainage projects making way for plantations.
Chemistry - Earth Sciences
12.06.2017
Science that soars
In the central U.S., sizzling summer temperatures don‚?‘t just cause discomfort for those fighting to stay cool.
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
08.06.2017
Cornell tests ’smart,’ resilient underground infrastructure
Researchers from the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction glue fiber-optic sensors to a test pipe in Cornell‚??s Geotechnical Lifelines Large-Scale Testing Facility.
Earth Sciences - Life Sciences
08.06.2017
World’s ‘first named dinosaur’ reveals new teeth with scanning tech
Cutting-edge technology at WMG, University of Warwick sheds fresh light on world's first scientifically-described dinosaur, Megalosaurus Previously unseen teeth revealed in the jawbone , and historic restorations less extensive than thought Digital 3D image of the fossil created with CT scanning technology and specialist analysis software - enabling researchers to see inside jawbone in great detail for the first time Megalosaurus is held at the
Life Sciences - Earth Sciences
07.06.2017
Geology and biology agree on Pangaea supercontinent breakup dates
This is by far the most comprehensive comparison of genetic tree-based dates and the geological dates of the continental breakups. ANU scientists have found that independent estimates from geology and biology agree on the timing of the breakup of the Pangaea supercontinent into today‘s continents.‚' When continents break up, single species are divided into two and drift apart - physically and genetically.‚?
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
07.06.2017
Lost ecosystem found buried in mud of southern California coastal waters
Shells from muddy sediment collected on the western Palos Verdes shelf off the coast of southern California. The shells are from the scallop Chlamys hastata . Paleontologists investigating the sea bed off the coast of southern California have discovered a lost ecosystem that for thousands of years had nurtured communities of scallops and shelled marine organisms called brachiopods.
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
06.06.2017
Proxima briefing
Building a future on another celestial body requires bold ideas. Experts from a variety of fields will be digging into the surface of resources management topics in the latest ESA‚?‘s Grand Challenge initiative ‚'' the ‚?‘Innovation exchange ‚'' Fuel the future‚?- event.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
06.06.2017
Spying on Fish Love Calls to Prevent Overfishing
Marine scientists have discovered a way to use the incredibly loud, distinctive sounds that fish make when they gather to spawn-not to catch them but to protect them.
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
06.06.2017
World‚? s oldest fossil mushroom
World‚? s oldest fossil mushroom
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Roughly 115 million years ago, when the ancient supercontinent Gondwana was breaking apart, a mushroom fell into a river and began an improbable journey.
Chemistry - Earth Sciences
05.06.2017
Evidence shows increased risk of ozone loss over the United States in summer
A new study out of Harvard University reveals that the protective stratospheric ozone layer above the central United States is vulnerable to erosion during the summer months from ozone-depleting chemical reactions, exposing people, livestock and crops to the harmful effects of UV radiation.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
01.06.2017
Landscapes remain under pressure
Bern, 01.06.2017 - Landscapes play an important role in Switzerland's quality of life and attractiveness as a location. They remain under considerable pressure: the latest results of the Landscape Monitoring Switzerland programme reveal a continuous deterioration in the quality of the country's landscapes.
Earth Sciences - Administration/Government
30.05.2017
GPS Grads Return for 90th Anniversary
GPS Grads Return for 90th Anniversary
On May 11, Caltech's Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences celebrated its 90th anniversary with a daylong event featuring 17 alumni speakers whose attendance at Caltech spanned from the '30s to the present.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
24.05.2017
Cultural value of natural world doesn’t depend only on species diversity
This research site at Blue Ridge Parkway outside Asheville, North Carolina, is where a UW?Madison researcher studied the cultural ties people have to wildlife populations.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
23.05.2017
Wolves need space to roam to control expanding coyote populations
Wolves need space to roam to control expanding coyote populations
Wolves and other top predators need large ranges to be able to control smaller predators whose populations have expanded to the detriment of a balanced ecosystem.
Chemistry - Earth Sciences
22.05.2017
Himalayan powerhouses: how Sherpas have evolved superhuman energy efficiency
Sherpas have evolved to become superhuman mountain climbers, extremely efficient at producing the energy to power their bodies even when oxygen is scarce, suggests new research published today in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) . Sherpas have spent thousands of years living at high altitudes, so it should be unsurprising that they have adapted to become more efficient at using oxygen and generating energy Andrew Murray The findings could help scientists develop new ways of treating hypoxia - lack of oxygen - in patients.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
22.05.2017
Exploring underground with a colliding drone
Exploring underground with a colliding drone
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano last weekend helped to explore the caverns under Sicily using a drone that deliberately bumped into its surroundings in order to build a map.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
22.05.2017
Weathering of rocks a poor regulator of global temperatures
Weathering of rocks a poor regulator of global temperatures
A new University of Washington study shows that the textbook understanding of global chemical weathering - in which rocks are dissolved, washed down rivers and eventually end up on the ocean floor to begin the process again - does not depend on Earth's temperature in the way that geologists had believed.
Earth Sciences
19.05.2017
Soil temperatures rising across Illinois
After a cool beginning of the month, soil temperatures are rising throughout the state in mid-May, according to Jennie Atkins, the Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
19.05.2017
Hothouse climates of the past – lessons for the future
Hothouse climates of the past – lessons for the future
Some of the world's leading climate change scientists will be in Bristol next week to discuss extreme warm climates throughout the history of the earth and how they help us understand the future of our planet.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
19.05.2017
30-year collaboration earns UW climatologist China’s top science honor
John Kutzbach, UW?Madison professor emeritus of atmospheric, oceanic and environmental sciences, is the former director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Science Center for Climatic Research.
Earth Sciences
19.05.2017
Rann of Kutch
Rann of Kutch
ESA Space in Images The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over western India to a seasonal salt marsh known as the Rann of Kutch.
Computer Science/Telecom - Earth Sciences
18.05.2017
Humanitarian efforts could be aided by AI
Humanitarian efforts could be aided by AI
Researchers have developed an AI algorithm to accurately predict the gender of pre-paid mobile phone users, which could be useful in crises. Phone tracking technology is already used to locate those in need of aid in humanitarian crises; but the latest development could help further, for example by identifying vulnerable groups such as women with potentially young children.
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
18.05.2017
Rivers on three worlds tell different tales
Rivers on three worlds tell different tales
The environment on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, may seem surprisingly familiar: Clouds condense and rain down on the surface, feeding rivers that flow into oceans and lakes.
Earth Sciences
17.05.2017
Men need to channel women when crafting profiles for online dating
ANN ARBOR'In the fan-favorite movie "What Women Want," Mel Gibson's macho male character has a freak accident that allows him to hear what women are thinking. In fairly typical Hollywood cad-turns-hero fashion, he first uses the gift to his advantage and later channels it for a greater good. Research from the University of Michigan shows that men who hope to get women to respond to them on online dating sites have a better chance if they create profiles that are more like the women they hope to attract, and yet can show they are distinct from other males.
Earth Sciences
16.05.2017
Reconstructing a lake's history by simple means
Reconstructing a lake’s history by simple means
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) The sediments of Lake Van in Eastern Anatolia (Turkey) are a valuable climate archive.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
15.05.2017
What can lost underwater lands tell us about climate change?
Underwater lands that were submerged following the last Ice Age could yield vital clues about our current approach to climate change.
Earth Sciences
15.05.2017
Campi Flegrei volcano eruption possibly closer than thought
Campi Flegrei volcano eruption possibly closer than thought
The Campi Flegrei volcano in southern Italy may be closer to an eruption than previously thought, according to new research by†UCL and the Vesuvius Observatory in Naples.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
15.05.2017
Varied increases in extreme rainfall with global warming
Varied increases in extreme rainfall with global warming
A new study by researchers from MIT and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich shows that the most extreme rain events in most regions of the world will increase in intensity by 3 to 15 percent, depending on region, for every degree Celsius that the planet warms. If global average temperatures rise by 4 degrees Celsius over the next hundred years, as many climate models predict given relatively high CO2 emissions, much of North America and Europe would experience increases in the intensity of extreme rainfall of roughly 25 percent.
Earth Sciences
11.05.2017
Revisit #FutureEO
ESA Space in Images Sentinel-2 takes us over the border of the US states Utah and Colorado. Click on the box in the lower-right corner to view this image at its full 10 m resolution directly in your browser.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Earth Sciences
11.05.2017
Researchers map wind to better harvest energy
Rebecca Barthelmie, left, and Sara Pryor, stand where LIDAR equipment eventually would be placed at the orange grove site, Perdig„o, Portugal. Cornell scientists and engineers, working with international teams, are seeing wind in high resolution. They are creating the world's largest, most-detailed wind maps ever in the picturesque hills of Perdig„o, Portugal.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
11.05.2017
Winning plans for CubeSats to the Moon
Winning plans for CubeSats to the Moon
If you could fly a CubeSat to the Moon, what could such a tiny satellite do there? ESA posed this question - and now four proposals will be studied in more detail for possible flight over the coming decade.
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
10.05.2017
Waves of lava seen in Io's largest volcanic crater
Waves of lava seen in Io’s largest volcanic crater
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Earth Sciences
09.05.2017
Screening of ‘Here Be Dragons' by QMUL artist in residence
Screening of ‘Here Be Dragons’ by QMUL artist in residence
‘Here be Dragons', a film about home, belonging, and migration will be screened at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on Wednesday 31 May 2017.
Earth Sciences
09.05.2017
South African cave yields yet more fossils of a newfound relative
Probing deeper into the South African cave system known as Rising Star, a subterranean maze that last year yielded the largest cache of hominin fossils known to science, an international team of researchers has discovered another chamber with more remains of a newfound human relative, Homo naledi . "Neo” skull of Homo naledi from the Lesedi Chamber of the Rising Star cave system in South Africa.
Earth Sciences
08.05.2017
Report challenges perception of mineral scarcity
The common perception that many of the world's most valuable minerals, such as copper and aluminum, are becoming scarce is challenged in a new report that also highlights the environmental and social keys to unlocking future resources.
Earth Sciences
08.05.2017
Earth was barren, flat and almost entirely under water 4.4 billion years ago - ANU study
The history of the Earth is like a book with its first chapter ripped out with no surviving rocks from the very early period, but we've used these trace elements of zircon to build a profile of the world at that time ANU scientists say the early Earth was likely to be barren, flat and almost entirely under water with a few small islands, following their analysis of tiny mineral grains as old as 4.4 billion years.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
08.05.2017
Alaska tundra source of early-winter carbon emissions
New research finds carbon dioxide emitted from northern tundra between October and December has increased 70 percent since 1975 Warmer temperatures and thawing soils may be driving an increase in emissions of carbon dioxide from Alaskan tundra to the atmosphere, particularly during the early winter, according to a new study from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) , NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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