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Soil Carbon Sinks, Coral Adaptation, Earth's Oxygen History, and More in the Environmental Science News Source

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The Challenge of Estimating Alaska’s Soil Carbon Stocks

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A geospatial analysis determined the optimal distribution of sites needed to reliably estimate Alaska’s vast soil carbon.

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A Popular Tool to Trace Earth’s Oxygen History Can Give False Positives

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If someone cries "Eureka!" because it looks like oxygen appeared in Earth's ancient atmosphere long before the body of evidence indicated, consider this: If it was a chromium isotope system reading that caused the enthusiasm, it might need to be curbed.

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Aquatic Plant May Help Remove Contaminants From Lakes

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A tiny aquatic plant called duckweed might be a viable option for remove phosphorus, nitrates, nitrites and even heavy metals from lakes, ponds and slow-moving waterbodies.

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Salt Pond in Antarctica, Among the Saltiest Waters on Earth, Is Fed From Beneath

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One of the saltiest bodies on Earth, an analog to how water might exist on Mars, shows signs of being one piece of a larger aquifer.

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Iran-Iraq Earthquake: Seismologists Available

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UWM Geologists Uncover Antarctica’s Fossil Forests

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Prehistoric polar forests were built for survival, but were not hardy enough to live in ultra-high concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide. A UWM geologist is studying the tree fossil record in Antarctica from a mass extinction 250 million years ago, looking for clues to how greenhouse gases affected plants -- then and now.

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Plama from Lasers, New Renewables, Cool Textiles, and More in the DOE Science News Source

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JHU Scientist Crowdsources Rocks Harboring Earthly “Extraterrestrials”

Crowdsourcing created an online photography archive, financed a British rock band’s tour and advanced a search for intelligent life on other planets. Now a biologist is hoping the approach can help her find rocks. But not just any rocks.







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