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February 12, 2016

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February 12, 2016

Feb. 10, 2016 — A geologic event known as diking can cause strong earthquakes -- with a magnitude between 6 and 7, according to an international research team. Diking can occur all over the world but most often ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — Understanding the complex geological processes that form supervolcanoes could ultimately help geologists determine what triggers their eruptions. A new study using an advanced computer model casts ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — A 10-year collaborative project has discovered how the Atlantic molly is able to live in toxic hydrogen sulfide water. These fish live in caves and springs throughout Mexico and thrive in water so ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — The ocean's power to rein in carbon and protect the environment is vast but not well-understood. But now, an international team of scientists has begun to illuminate how the ocean plucks carbon ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — Radical ways of removing CO2 from the atmosphere could prove to be a risky business -- according to an environmental scientist. Techniques put forward include growing crops to be burned in power ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — One in two tree species in the Amazon could be endangered. Experts have revealed that, according to the predicted deforestation scenarios, 36% to 57% of Amazonian species are at risk of disappearing, ... read more

Climate Change Deteriorates Water Quality in the Himalayas Affecting 40% of World’s Population

Feb. 10, 2016 — A new study on climate change and geochemical process of waters and lake sediments on the Tibetan Plateau show that global warming affects geochemical processes such as glacier melting, soil erosion ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — A bed of fossilized, methane dependent clams has for the first time been observed in the high Arctic. It tells the story of a thousand year long methane release ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — Considerably more of the fossil record of creatures such as mammoths, mastodons, camels, horses and ground sloths has been lost in what is now the continental United States and South America than in ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — The fixed division of labor between crested penguin parents increases their chicks' vulnerability to food shortages made ever more common by climate change. The parents have been unable to adapt ... read more

Radiation Causes Blindness in Wild Animals in Chernobyl

Feb. 10, 2016 — This year marks 30 years since the Chernobyl nuclear accident. Vast amounts of radioactive particles spread over large areas in ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Planes flying between Europe and North America will be spending more time in the air due to the effects of climate change, a new study has ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — The long-term damage of levees can be far worse for those living behind them than if those levees were not there, a case study of the Sny Island levee district ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Swedish researchers have produced the world's first model car with a roof and battery made from wood-based carbon fiber -- a lightweight and renewable alternative to metals and other ... read more

Modeling Robust Use of Pesticides

Feb. 9, 2016 — Researchers propose adaptive control techniques to model pest dynamics and management as a control system. As population growth, greater food consumption, competition for land use, and climate change ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) can reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions compared to their gas-only counterparts. Researchers have taken the technology one step further, ... read more

Protect Your Chicago Water Heater Against Earthquakes? There's a Better Bet

Feb. 9, 2016 — Chicago homeowners, take note: you'll get a better return on your investment if you buy a lottery ticket when the jackpot is high, rather than pay to secure your water heater against earthquake ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Seismologists studying a massive crack in the ground that appeared north of Menominee, Michigan in 2010 now think they know what the unusual feature might ... read more

Carbon Reductions Won't Hinder Chinese Growth

Feb. 9, 2016 — China's new efforts to price carbon could lower the country's carbon dioxide emissions significantly without impeding economic development over the next three decades, new research ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Many populations of African animal species have dramatically decreased or already disappeared altogether. A team of European researchers has now predicted hunting pressure for the Congo Basin and ... read more

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