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NASA Finds New Way to Track Ozone By Satellite

November 6, 2017
Ozone pollution near Earth's surface is one of the main ingredients of summertime smog. But it not directly measurable from space, due to the abundance of ozone higher in the atmosphere, which masks the surface. Now, researchers have devised a way to use satellite measurements of the precursor gases that contribute to ozone formation to predict when and where ozone will form. Read More

Giant Boulders on Bahamas Coast Are Evidence of Ancient Storms and Sea Level, Says Study

November 1, 2017
A new study says that storms of intensities seen today, combined with a few meters increase in sea level, were enough to transport coastal boulders weighing hundreds of tons more than 100,000 year ago. Read More

By 2100, Climate Change Could Alter Key Microbial Interactions in the Ocean

October 31, 2017
The warmer, more acidic waters caused by climate change influence the behavior of tiny marine organisms essential to ocean health. Read More

Ice Sheets May Melt Rapidly in Response to Distant Volcanoes

October 24, 2017
A study of ancient eruptions shows modern ice sheets could be vulnerable. Read More

Expedition Explores Undersea Rift off Greece

October 20, 2017
The Corinth rift is one of the most seismically active areas in Europe. Starting this month, researchers will drill into the rift to discover its past and future. Read More

High Levels of Lead Contaminate Many Backyards in Brooklyn Neighborhood

October 9, 2017
An ongoing study finds that 92 percent of private yards in Greenpoint may have unsafe levels of lead in their soil. Read More

Ancient Humans Left Africa to Escape Drying Climate, Says Study

October 5, 2017
Ancient humans migrated out of Africa to escape a drying climate, says a new study—a finding that contradicts previous suggestions that ancient people were able to leave because a then-wet climate allowed them to cross the generally arid Horn of Africa and Middle East. Read More

Study Bolsters Volcanic Theory of Ancient Extinction

October 4, 2017
A team of scientists has found new evidence to bolster the idea that the Permian Extinction, which occurred 252 million years ago, was caused by massive volcanic eruptions in what is now Siberia. Read More

Seasonal Changes in Climate May Muddle Results of Malaria Interventions in Africa

September 27, 2017
A new climate study shows that some countries in sub-Saharan Africa may be underestimating the impact of their malaria control activities, while others may be underestimating their success. Read More

How Will Climate Change Impact Ocean Health?

September 21, 2017
Three scientists explain what they’re learning about the ocean’s changing conditions. These discoveries will contribute to the sustainable management and conservation of marine resources, helping to secure food for current and future generations. Read More
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