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October 31, 2013
Thawing Permafrost: The speed of coastal erosion in Eastern Siberia has nearly doubled
Bremerhaven, Germany (SPX) Oct 31, 2013
The high cliffs of Eastern Siberia - which mainly consist of permafrost - continue to erode at an ever quickening pace. This is the conclusion which scientists of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research have reached after their evaluation of data and aerial photographs of the coastal regions for the last 40 years. According to the researchers, the reasons for this increasing erosion are rising summer temperatures in the Russian permafrost regions as well the re ... read more
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Study of Brazilian Amazon shows 50,000 km of road was built in just three years
Although road-building is a major contributor to deforestation and habitat loss, the way in which road networks develop is still poorly understood. A new study is among the first to measure the numb ... more

Researchers quantify toxic ocean conditions during major extinction 93.9 million years ago
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Local communities produce high-quality forest monitoring data, rivals that of professional foresters
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UCSB researcher documents the enduring contaminant legacy of the California gold rush
An unintended legacy of California's gold rush, which began in 1848, endures today in the form of mercury-laden sediment. New research by Michael Singer, associate researcher at UC Santa Barbara's E ... more


Tell-tale toes point to oldest-known fossil bird tracks from Australia
Two fossilized footprints found at Dinosaur Cove in Victoria, Australia, were likely made by birds during the Early Cretaceous, making them the oldest known bird tracks in Australia. The journ ... more
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Physicists provide new insights into coral skeleton formation
An international team of scientists, led by physicists from the University of York, has shed important new light on coral skeleton formation. Their investigations, carried out at the nanoscale ... more

Redwood trees reveal history of West Coast rain, fog, ocean conditions
Many people use tree ring records to see into the past. But redwoods - the iconic trees that are the world's tallest living things - have so far proven too erratic in their growth patterns to help w ... more
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Paleontologist Presents Origin of Life Theory
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SARS-like viruses can jump from bats to humans: study
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Spain jails six Somalis for piracy
A court in Madrid on Wednesday convicted six Somalis for piracy and sentenced them to between eight and 12 and a half years in jail for attacking a Spanish warship in 2012 off the coast of Somalia. ... more
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Australia probes Great Barrier Reef board over 'mining links'
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Space technologies boost disaster reduction int'l co-op
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