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Hydraulic fracturing in Michigan investigated

Gas
University of Michigan researchers today released seven technical reports that together form the most comprehensive Michigan focused resource on hydraulic fracturing the controversial natural gas and oil extraction process commonly known as fracking The studies ... - Read More

Ocean fish acquire more mercury at depth

fish, Mercury
Mercury a common industrial toxin is carried through the atmosphere before settling on the ocean and entering the marine food web Now exciting new research from the University of Michigan and the University of Hawai'i ... - Read More

New risk model sheds light on arsenic risk in China's groundwater

Light, Light
Arsenic laden groundwater used for cooking and drinking could pose a risk to the health of almost 20 million people across China This is shown by a study carried out by Eawag scientists in collaboration ... - Read More

Morphing manganese: New discovery alters understanding of chemistry that moves elements through natural world

Elements
An often overlooked form of manganese an element critical to many life processes is far more prevalent in ocean environments than previously known according to a study led by University of Delaware researchers that was ... - Read More

Nuke test radiation can fight poachers who kill elephants, rhinos, hippos

Radiation, Radiation, Radiation
University of Utah researchers developed a new weapon to fight poachers who kill elephants hippos rhinos and other wildlife By measuring radioactive carbon 14 deposited in tusks and teeth by open air nuclear bomb tests ... - Read More

New 'embryonic' subduction zone found

Oceans
A new subduction zone forming off the coast of Portugal heralds the beginning of a cycle that will see the Atlantic Ocean close as continental Europe moves closer to America Published in Geology new research ... - Read More

Bridge species drive tropical engine of biodiversity

Fossil
Although scientists have known since the middle of the 19th century that the tropics are teeming with species while the poles harbor relatively few the origin of the most dramatic and pervasive biodiversity on Earth ... - Read More

Three-billion-year-old microfossils include plankton

Carbon, carbon
Spindle shaped inclusions in three billion year old rocks are microfossils of plankton that probably inhabited the oceans around the globe during that time according to an international team of researchers It is surprising to ... - Read More

Life-producing phosphorus carried to Earth by meteorites

Phosphorus, phosphorus, Earth, earth
Scientists may not know for certain whether life exists in outer space but new research from a team of scientists led by a University of South Florida astrobiologist now shows that one key element that ... - Read More

Disappearance of stromatolites, earliest visible manifestation of life: Ancient enigma solved?

Structure, Structure
The widespread disappearance of stromatolites the earliest visible manifestation of life on Earth may have been driven by single celled organisms called foraminifera The findings by scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution WHOI Massachusetts Institute ... - Read More

Scientists find possible solution to an ancient enigma

Solution
The widespread disappearance of stromatolites the earliest visible manifestation of life on Earth may have been driven by single celled organisms called foraminifera The findings by scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution WHOI Massachusetts Institute ... - Read More

Geochemist aids development of geologic time scale for study of Earth's history

Time
A Boise State University researcher has taken a lead role in developing the most current timetable on Earth's geologic history Geochemist Mark Schmitz is one of four editors on The Geologic Time Scale 2012 or ... - Read More

Reading rock to understand how climate change unfolds

Climate change, Climate change, Climate, climate
What happened the last time a vegetated Earth shifted from an extremely cold climate to desert like conditions And what does it tell us about climate change today John Isbell is on a quest to ... - Read More

Groundwater unaffected by shale gas production in Arkansas

A new study by scientists at Duke University and the U S Geological Survey USGS finds no evidence of groundwater contamination from shale gas production in Arkansas Our results show no discernible impairment of groundwater ... - Read More

Geologists study mystery of 'eternal flames'

Geologists
Eternal flames fueled by hydrocarbon gas could shine a light on the presence of natural gas in underground rock layers and conditions that let it seep to the surface according to research by geologists at ... - Read More

Potential of best practice to reduce impacts from oil and gas projects in the Amazon

Gas
Hydrocarbon exploration and production continues to press into the most remote corners of the western Amazon one of the most biologically and culturally diverse zones on Earth A new best practice framework that combines technical ... - Read More

Earth's center is 1,000 degrees hotter than previously thought, synchrotron X-ray experiment shows

X-ray
Scientists have determined the temperature near the Earth's centre to be 6000 degrees Celsius 1000 degrees hotter than in a previous experiment run 20 years ago These measurements confirm geophysical models that the temperature difference ... - Read More

Rethinking early atmospheric oxygen: Possibility of more dynamic biological oxygen cycle on early Earth than previously supposed

Oxygen, Oxygen, oxygen
A research team of biogeochemists at the University of California Riverside has provided a new view on the relationship between the earliest accumulation of oxygen in the atmosphere arguably the most important biological event in ... - Read More

What planets are made of: Findings establish counterintuitive potential planet-forming materials

Planets
A team of researchers led by Artem R Oganov a professor of theoretical crystallography in the Department of Geosciences has made a startling prediction that challenges existing chemical models and current understanding of planetary interiors ... - Read More

Unique sulfur isotopes in plume lavas reveal deep mantle storage of archean crust

was subducted into the mantle more than 2.5 billion years ago and recycled into the mantle source of the Mangaia lavas ” says Rita Cabral the study’s primary author and a graduate student in BU’s ... - Read More
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