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Carbon sink or carbon source? Aerosols play role in shifts

...ev Niyogi, research assistant professor of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences at NC State and lead auth...in-I Chang; Dr. Vinod Saxena, professor of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences at NC State; Dr. Randy Wells, professor of crop science at NC State; Dr. Fi...

NU researcher finds missing atmospheric carbon dioxide

...tion," is Kevin G. Harrison from the department of earth and environmental sciences at Northeastern. Contributors also include Richard J. Norby and Wilfred M. Post from the Oak Ridge National Library in Tennessee and Emily L. Chapp form the University of Hawaii. In the study, the researchers sought t...

Earth Science World receives 2004 Scientific American.com Web Award

...s to learn about the multitude of opportunities in earth sciences including degree programs at colleges and...cher, Jr., "It is time to recognize just how vital earth science education is to the future stewards of this planet -- and to the planet itself." The staff a...

Ancient creature fossilized by the bacteria that ate it

...niversity; Steve Leslie, an associate professor of earth sciences at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Lara Ford and Katharine Polak, both undergraduate students at Ohio State; and Luann Becker, a research scientist in crustal studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. ...

Sea change: Skeletons of ancient corals different from today's

...er "from scratch" according to recipes provided by earth and planetary sciences Professor Lawrence Hardie, who recently discovered that the magnesium-to-calcium molecular ratio of seawater has oscillated between 1.0 and 5.2 over the past 540 million years due to chemical reaction between rising magma and s...

Look at past sea-level rise points to troubling future

...urice Ewing Chair in Oceanography and professor of earth science at Rice University in Houston. "Even without factoring in any effects from global warming, that's only about 20 percent slower than the projected sea level increases along the Texas and Louisiana coasts this century." Scientists know from oce...

Deciphering the Arctic Ocean climate puzzle

... For the first time, with these sediments in hand, earth scientists can move away from pure speculation abo...he deep biosphere, environmental change, and solid earth cycles. Information: www.iodp.org...

Plentiful fossils of dinosaur contemporary allow population study

Blacksburg, Va. Dinosaurs ruled the earth for hundreds of millions of years, then disappeared so completely that to find even a partially complete skeleton of a single multi-ton animal is rare. Meanwhile, the Virginia Museum of Natural History has scores of fossils of Tanytrachelos ahynis, a...

Hurricane Ivan helps student study sinkholes

...imestone and dolomite. That rock dissolves and the earth on the surface subsides. Water from the sinkhole either seeps into the subsurface or runs in through a fissure or cave opening and rapidly enters the aquifer. "People up and down the Shenandoah Valley get their water from aquifers," Schwartz said. "...

Researchers tracking sources of arsenic contamination in water

...V. Brown of Savannah, Ga., and Craig Altare of the earth and environmental sciences department at New Mexico Tech, will be presented at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in room 205 of the Colorado Convention Center. Three students are working on the research project now. Two students have graduated, so two unde...

Are museum collections of ancient life representative?

...ollections to answer questions about what lived on earth millions of years ago and how life evolved. Diggin...ty of life are trying to database what has been on earth and why it has changed. It is hard to get grants to do this from fieldwork; therefore paleontologist...

Humans and dolphins: If brain size is a measure, we're not that different

...s Rich Lane, program director in NSF's division of earth sciences, which funded the research. "Brain size, it turns out, increased significantly in two critical phases in the evolution of these animals." The first brain size increase occurred with the origin of Odontocetes from the ancestral group ...

Award-winning INEEL probe to help safely monitor hazardous waste sites

...ays. GEOPS' tough tip punctures the surface of the earth and slides easily through without disturbing the s...sts thought they were safely isolated in layers of earth above the aquifer. Potential sites for GEOPS include mine tailings, earthen dams, abandoned and act...

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