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April 08, 2014
Hot mantle drives elevation, volcanism along mid-ocean ridges
Providence RI (SPX) Apr 08, 2014
Scientists have shown that temperature differences deep within Earth's mantle control the elevation and volcanic activity along mid-ocean ridges, the colossal mountain ranges that line the ocean floor. The findings, published April 4 in the journal Science, shed new light on how temperature in the depths of the mantle influences the contours of the Earth's crust. Mid-ocean ridges form at the boundaries between tectonic plates, circling the globe like seams on a baseball. As the plates move apart, ... read more
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Not so dirty: Methane fuels life in pristine chalk rivers
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New risk factors for avalanche trigger revealed
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Climate change forces flower festival forward a month since 1960s
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Saving plants from cyanide with carbon dioxide
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Tracking sperm whales' ecology through stomach contents
In the largest regional study of its type to date, marine ecologist Michelle Staudinger and colleagues offer better understanding of the feeding ecologies of two very rare sperm whale species in wat ... more

Sage grouse losing habitat to fire as endangered species decision looms
As fires sweep more frequently across the American Great Basin, the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been tasked with reseeding the burned landscapes to stabilize soils. BLM's interventions ha ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Two-dimensional materials gets a new theory for control of properties

Novel 'converter' heralds breakthrough in ultra-fast data processing at nanoscale

South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants

Highly flexible wings tested

AREVA NP installs a system allowing flexible electricity generation at Goesgen nuclear power plant

New Delhi shuts power plant in fight against Diwali smog

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Bacteria Get New Badge as Planet's Detoxifier
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Finnish research improves the reliability of ice friction assessment
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Save the caribou, save the boreal forest: ecologists
Endangered woodland caribou face increasing encroachment on their Canadian habitat, and foot-dragging by the federal government to try to halt this advance could now doom the species. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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NATO states open counter-espionage hub in Poland

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Chileans scramble for supplies after new quake

MH370 searchers detect promising acoustic lead

World's most powerful VHF radar to be overhauled in Russia

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Anti-corruption activists back on trial in China
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Carbon cuts possible for manageable warming: experts
The world, acting urgently, can curb carbon emissions enough to avert worst-case scenarios for climate change, UN experts said Monday as envoys met in Berlin to weigh the options for action. ... more

Strong aftershock rocks Chile
Northern Chile was rocked Monday by a strong aftershock in the same coastal area hit last week by an 8.2-magnitude quake, authorities said. No damage or casualties were reported. ... more
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