Posts Tagged Earth

What Earth’s gravity reveals about climate change…

Summary: On March 17, 2002, the satellite duo GRACE was launched to map the Earth’s gravity field more precisely than ever before. The measurements make it possible to monitor the terrestrial water cycle, the mass balance of ice sheets and glaciers or changes in sea levels. This helps to better understand important trends in the […]

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Melting glaciers causing sea levels to rise at ever greater rates…

Summary: Melting ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic as well as ice melt from glaciers all over the world are causing sea levels to rise. Glaciers alone lost more than 9,000 billion tons of ice since 1961, raising water levels by 27 millimeters, an international research team has now found… Read about it here […]

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Ancient rocks provide clues to Earth’s early history…

Summary: A research team has provided compelling evidence for significant ocean oxygenation before the GOE, ‘great oxidation event’, on a larger scale and to greater depths than previously recognized… Here’s the article from science daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190225112311.htm

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Why Does Earth Have an Atmosphere?…

Earth’s atmosphere is enormous, so far reaching that it even affects the International Space Station’s route. But how did this giant gaseous envelope form?… Read the article here (livescience.com): https://www.livescience.com/64825-why-earth-has-an-atmosphere.html

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Earth Once Swallowed Its Own Superocean. Could It Happen Again?…

The ancient supercontinent of Rodinia turned inside out as the Earth swallowed its own ocean some 700 million years ago, new research suggests… Read the rest of the article here at Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/64707-earth-swallowed-superocean.html

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Faster CO2 Rise Expected in 2019…

During 2019 Met Office climate scientists expect to see one of the largest rises in atmospheric carbon-dioxide concentration in 62 years of measurements. The Met Office CO2 forecast is based on a combination of factors including rising anthropogenic emissions and a relative reduction in the uptake of carbon-dioxide by ecosystems due to tropical climate variability… […]

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What Are the Different Types of Ice Formations Found on Earth?…

Ice is found all over the world in a wide variety of forms. More than simply frozen water, the various forms of ice tell the story of their environment as they change with the seasons and show trends of the changing climate on Earth… Read the full article at Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/64444-ice-formations.html

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The 10 Weirdest Science Stories of 2018…

With the likes of space adventures, wildlife weirdness, and folks who tried to prove that the earth is flat, 2018 treated us with quite a few strange science events… Read the top 10 here at LiveScience.com: https://www.livescience.com/64382-strangest-news-2018.html

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Why is sea level rising faster in some places along the US East Coast than others?…

The following article from ScienceDaily.com presents an explanation on differences in sea level rise in various coastal areas of the United States… Read about it here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181219133236.htm

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Can Artificial Intelligence Help Build Better, Smarter Climate Models?…

Researchers have been frustrated by the variability of computer models in predicting the earth’s climate future. Now, some scientists are trying to utilize the latest advances in artificial intelligence to focus in on clouds and other factors that may provide a clearer view… Read the article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/can-artificial-intelligence-help-build-better-smarter-climate-models

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Earth’s Mysterious ‘Deep Biosphere’ Is Home to Millions of Undiscovered Species, Scientists Say…

An article posted here on ‘FMD’ recently discussed the over 200 new species discovered on the planet during studies by the California Academy of Sciences this year. (Here’s the article: 229 new species described…) This article from livescience.com highlights the millions of unknown species yet to be discovered within our sphere: https://www.livescience.com/64272-carbon-mass-in-earth-deep-biosphere.html

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229 new species described by the California Academy of Sciences in 2018…

Summary from ScienceDaily.com: In 2018, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 229 new plant and animal species to our family tree, enriching our understanding of Earth’s complex web of life and strengthening our ability to make informed conservation decisions. The new species include 120 wasps, 34 sea slugs, 28 ants, 19 fish, seven […]

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Greenland Is Melting Faster Than Ever…

Intro from Live Science: Greenland is melting faster today than it has at any time in the last 350 years, and probably much longer, new research finds… Read the rest of the article here: https://www.livescience.com/64243-greenland-is-melting-fast.html

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Scientists Reveal Substantial Water Loss in Global Landlocked Regions…

Along with a warming climate and intensified human activities, recent water storage in global landlocked basins has undergone a widespread decline… Read the full article at enn.com: https://www.enn.com/articles/56174-scientists-reveal-substantial-water-loss-in-global-landlocked-regions

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The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week…

Catch some of the most interesting science articles for last week here: https://www.livescience.com/50718-weekend-reading.html

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The Earth Is Eating Its Own Oceans…

Intro from LiveScience.com: As Earth’s tectonic plates dive beneath one another, they drag three times as much water into the planet’s interior as previously thought… Read more on this research here: https://www.livescience.com/64091-earth-is-eating-its-oceans.html

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Is Warming Bringing a Wave of New Diseases to Arctic Wildlife?…

Intro: Rapid warming and vanishing sea ice in the Arctic has enabled new species, from humpback whales to white-tailed deer, to spread northward. Scientists are increasingly concerned that some of these new arrivals may be bringing dangerous pathogens that could disrupt the region’s fragile ecosystems… Read the full article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/is-warming-bringing-a-wave-of-new-diseases-to-arctic-wildlife

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World Tsunami Awareness Day…

Well look at that, I didn’t even know that there was a tsunami awareness day (its good to learn something new anyday), I guess there really is a day specific to anything and for everything these days, no one should say they’re uninformed about stuff. And then when one considers the myriad of natural disasters […]

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