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11-30-2021
Explosion in ocean life triggered mountain formation
New research led by the University of Aberdeen in Scotland has found that an unprecedented abundance of ocean life played a fundamental role in the creation of Earth’s mountains approximately two billion years ago.  While the formation of mountains is generally linked to the collision of tectonic plates causing large stabs of rock to be thrust skywards, this new study has identified another possible trigger. The abundance of nutrients in the oceans two billion years ago caused an unprecedented explosion in planktonic life.  When the plankton died,...
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04-20-2017
March second warmest on record, agency says
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Wednesday the...
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04-20-2017
BP Oil Spill damage to natural resources estimated at $17.2 billion
The 2010 BP Horizon oil spill inflicted an estimated $17.2...
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04-18-2017
New crack appears in massive Greenland glacier
One of Greenland's largest glaciers may have an unexpected new...
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04-12-2017
Road salt runoff killing Twin City lakes
In 30 years, lakes in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area...
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04-11-2017
Bed bugs becoming increasingly resistant to insecticides
Try not to worry about this too much as you...
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04-10-2017
Massive permafrost thaws may be too late to stop
A new international research study led by climate change experts...
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04-10-2017
Marine jellies were the first animals, not sea sponges
Comb jellies steal title of oldest animals, sparking outrage amongst...
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04-10-2017
Rhinoceros horns worth $3 million seized in Malaysian airport
It was a heartbreaking find at the Malaysian airport in...
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04-03-2017
New toxin taxes will hit UK diesel drivers
A series of steep toxin taxes which could affect millions...
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03-29-2017
California and New York team up against Trump climate policy
In the face of President Donald Trump’s recently announced first...
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03-28-2017
Trump signs executive order to drastically cut climate regulation
Former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan had already been...
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03-23-2017
Bumblebee declared endangered after all
Not only is the existence of the rusty patched bumblebee...
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