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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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01-11-2017
First zero-emission boat set for epic, 6-year journey
This spring, the first ever zero-emission boat will launch an...
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01-11-2017
Aurochs, the extinct supercow, coming back to Europe
Cows’ ancestors, the aurochs, stood almost as tall as elephants,...
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01-10-2017
What our Ice Age mammals can teach us about endangered species
According to a Yale University study published today, the ghosts...
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01-10-2017
UK to be hit with severe arctic blast this week
It’s about to get really, really cold in the UK....
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01-10-2017
Humpback whales genetic study will inform conservation
One of the largest genetic studies ever conducted on humpback...
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01-09-2017
Obama calls U.S. clean energy trend “irreversible”
With the transition of United States leadership only days away,...
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12-13-2016
London water main bursts, flooding street
A London street was underwater Sunday, but it wasn’t torrential...
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12-13-2016
Planet Earth II intervenes to save baby turtles
Hit BBC series Planet Earth II has broken its own...
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12-12-2016
Bill Gates and billionaire dream team announce green energy initiative
Bill Gates, alongside a dream team of the some of...
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12-10-2016
Polar Vortex is back and it's going to get ugly
The Polar Vortex got an early start this year, and...
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12-09-2016
Hundreds affected by massive earthquake in Solomon Islands
A massive earthquake struck the Solomon Islands on Friday, leaving...
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12-08-2016
Paris pollution problem worsens
Paris pollution problem worsens The city of Paris is experiencing...
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