Researchers from USC and Nanjing University in China have documented evidence suggesting that part of the reason that Earth has become neither sweltering like Venus nor frigid like Mars lies with a built in atmospheric ... - Read More
The evolution of the first animals may have oxygenated the earth's oceans contrary to the traditional view that a rise in oxygen triggered their development New research led by the University of Exeter contests the ... - Read More
Latest climate and biosphere modelling suggests that the length of time carbon remains in vegetation during the global carbon cycle known as 'residence time' is the key uncertainty in predicting how Earth's terrestrial plant life ... - Read More
Researchers at Oregon State University and the University of Oregon today announced a scientific advance that has eluded researchers for more than 100 years a platform to study and fully understand the aqueous chemistry of ... - Read More
Although long thought to be devoid of life the bottom of the deep ocean is now known to harbor entire ecosystems teeming with microbes Scientists have recently documented that oxygen is disappearing from seawater circulating ... - Read More
The cyclic wobble of Earth on its axis controls the production of a nutrient essential to the health of the ocean according to a new study in the journal Nature The discovery of factors that ... - Read More
Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rise and fall each year as plants through photosynthesis and respiration take up the gas in spring and summer and release it in fall and winter Now the ... - Read More
The deep biosphere the realm of sediments far below the seafloor harbors a vast ecosystem of bacteria archaea and fungi that are actively metabolizing proliferating and moving according a new study by scientists at Woods ... - Read More
Microbes are living more than 500 feet beneath the seafloor in 5 million year old sediment according to new findings by researchers at the University of Delaware and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution WHOI Genetic material ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Southampton have proposed an answer to the long running debate as to how stable the Earth system is Earth with its core driven magnetic field oceans of liquid water dynamic ... - Read More
University of Manchester scientists writing in the journal Nature Geoscience have shown that natural emissions and humanmade pollutants can both have an unexpected cooling effect on Earth's climate by making clouds brighter Clouds are made ... - Read More
A Kansas State University research team has found that despite humans increasing nitrogen production through industrialization nitrogen availability in many ecosystems has remained steady for the past 500 years Their work appears in the journal ... - Read More
The core drill slides through a drill pipe extending from the drill ship at the sea surface through a water depth of 2.5 km and hundreds of metres of sediment into the oceanic crust off ... - Read More
It is rather difficult to imagine but approximately 635 million years ago ice may have covered a vast portion of our planet in an event called Snowball Earth According to the Snowball Earth hypothesis the ... - Read More
Atmospheric aerosol particles affect our climate by slowing down the global warming After years of studying the international research group led by Academy Professor Markku Kulmala from the University of Helsinki Department of Physics Finland ... - Read More
Earth's forests perform a well known service to the planet absorbing a great deal of the carbon dioxide pollution emitted into the atmosphere from human activities But when trees are killed by natural disturbances such ... - Read More
A nearby short duration gamma ray burst may be the cause of an intense blast of high energy radiation that hit the Earth in the 8th century according to new research led by astronomers Valeri ... - Read More
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