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October 01, 2013
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200,000-year history of continental shelf from Okinawa Trough deep-sea core
Beijing, China (SPX) Oct 02, 2013
new research paper shows that a great number of nearby terrigenous pollen and charcoal have been found from the deep-sea sediments of the last 200 kyrs in Okinawa Trough. It is tesitfied that the continental shelf of the East China Sea was exposed and covered with the huge wetland and grassland ecosystems during the the last two glacial periods. They discovered that the variation of terrestrial sources is concordent with global glacial volume and sea-level changes at orbital-scale since 200 kyrs b ... read more
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How plants respond to the changing environment in geological time periods
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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WATER WORLD

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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Reconstruction for the eastern Mediterranean temps based on tree rings
For the first time a long temperature reconstruction on the basis of stable carbon isotopes in tree rings has been achieved for the eastern Mediterranean. An exactly dated time series of almost 900 ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Tick tock: Marine animals with at least two clocks
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FARM NEWS

Sustainable livestock production is possible
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WHALES AHOY

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FARM NEWS

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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate Models Show Potential 21st Century Temperature and Precipitation Changes
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Typhoon hits Vietnam after leaving dozens missing
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Australia and Indonesia hold conciliatory discussions
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WOOD PILE

Indonesia, EU seal pact to stop illegal timber exports
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BLUE SKY

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WATER WORLD

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ABOUT US

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FLORA AND FAUNA

Global partnership formed to save African elephants in protected areas

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