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Sinking carbon: Researchers publish results of an iron fertilization experiment

Sinking carbon: Researchers publish results of an iron fertilization experiment | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
ScienceDaily | Scientists have shown that a substantial proportion of carbon from an induced algal bloom sank to the deep sea floor with iron fertilization, contrary to earlier findings.
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'Habitable Zone' for Alien Planets Redefined

One of the most important characteristics of an alien planet is whether or not it falls into what's called the habitable zone ­-- a Goldilocks-like range of not-too-close, not-too-far distances from the parent star that might allow the planet to...
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Published clinical trials shown to be misleading

Published clinical trials shown to be misleading | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
Comparison of internal and public reports about Pfizer’s drug Neurontin reveals many discrepancies
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Why Are Trace Chemicals Showing Up in Umbilical Cord Blood?

Scientific American | Dear EarthTalk : A few years back a study found over 200 chemicals in the umbilical cords of newborns, particularly African-American, Asian and Hispanic babies. What are the causes of this phenomenon and what can be done about it?
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Magma world: NASA'S Spitzer finds evidence for an exoplanet smaller than Earth

Magma world: NASA'S Spitzer finds evidence for an exoplanet smaller than Earth | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
ScienceDaily | Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have detected what they believe is a planet two-thirds the size of Earth.
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Could volcanic eruptions in the south-west Pacific save the Great Barrier Reef?

Could volcanic eruptions in the south-west Pacific save the Great Barrier Reef? | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
ScienceDaily | Could the pumice that surges into the ocean once a volcano erupts in Tonga or elsewhere in the south-west Pacific save the Great Barrier Reef?
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X-rays illuminate the origin of volcanic hotspots

X-rays illuminate the origin of volcanic hotspots | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
ScinceDaily | Scientists have recreated the conditions at Earth's core-mantle boundary 2,900 km beneath the surface.
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Fuego in Guatemala has Largest Eruption in Years

Fuego in Guatemala has Largest Eruption in Years | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
Fuego had one of its most explosive and vigorous eruptions in years over the weekend. The active Guatemalan volcano, located ~40 km from the...

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Could a Changing Climate Set Off Volcanoes and Quakes?

Could a Changing Climate Set Off Volcanoes and Quakes? | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
A British scientist argues that global warming could lead to a future of more intense volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

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Yellowstone 'super-eruption' less super, more frequent than thought

Yellowstone 'super-eruption' less super, more frequent than thought | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
ScienceDaily | The Yellowstone "super-volcano" is a little less super -- but more active -- than previously thought.
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Stalagmite research suggests Earth has two modes of responding to change

Stalagmite research suggests Earth has two modes of responding to change | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
ScienceDaily | By analyzing stalagmites, a team of researchers has determined that the climate signature in the tropics through four glacial cycles looks different in some ways and similar in others when compared to the climate signature at high latitudes.
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First 'microsubmarines' designed to help clean up oil spills

First 'microsubmarines' designed to help clean up oil spills | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
ScienceDaily | Scientists are reporting development and successful testing of the first self-propelled "microsubmarines" designed to pick up droplets of oil from contaminated waters and transport them to collection facilities.
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Tiny 'spherules' reveal details about Earth's asteroid impacts

Tiny 'spherules' reveal details about Earth's asteroid impacts | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
ScienceDaily | Researchers are learning details about asteroid impacts going back to the Earth's early history by using a new method for extracting precise information from tiny "spherules" embedded in layers of rock.
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ScienceShot: A Late Pummeling for Earth - ScienceNOW

ScienceShot: A Late Pummeling for Earth - ScienceNOW | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
ScienceNow | From the Mars-size object that slammed into our planet 4.5 billion years ago, forming the moon, to a bombardment that boiled off early oceans as recently as 2.5 billion years ago, Earth has taken some massive stonings in its lifetime.
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Vote on £12bn nuclear waste store

Vote on £12bn nuclear waste store | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
A vote is to be held later on whether to go ahead with a search for a site to store high level nuclear waste.
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Scientists keep a wary eye on hazardous Chinese volcano

Scientists keep a wary eye on hazardous Chinese volcano | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
A very hazardous volcano at the border of China and North Korea is growing more active, and might erupt in the next few decades, researchers studying the area say.
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Can magma crystals predict eruptions?

Can magma crystals predict eruptions? | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
Chemistry World | Mineral crystals blasted out from volcanoes can provide a window into the powerful processes going on inside those volcanoes, say UK and German earth scientists. The question now is whether these crystals can actually help to predict future eruptions. 
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Sinking carbon: Researchers publish results of an iron fertilization experiment

Sinking carbon: Researchers publish results of an iron fertilization experiment | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
ScienceDaily | Scientists have shown that a substantial proportion of carbon from an induced algal bloom sank to the deep sea floor with iron fertilization, contrary to earlier findings.
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Solar system ice: Source of Earth's water

Solar system ice: Source of Earth's water | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
ScienceDaily | Scientists have long believed that comets and, or a type of very primitive meteorite were the sources of early Earth's volatile elements. Understanding where these volatiles came from is crucial for determining the origins of both water and life.
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Global CO2 emissions continued to increase in 2011

Global CO2 emissions continued to increase in 2011 | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
ScienceDaily | Global emissions of carbon dioxide increased by 3% last year, reaching an all-time high of 34 billion tonnes in 2011. In China, the world's most populous country, average emissions of CO2 increased by 9% to 7.2 tonnes per capita.
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Worldwide VOLCANO news - Last week's active volcanoes of the world

Worldwide VOLCANO news - Last week's active volcanoes of the world | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
31.12.2011 - This page has been created on January 1, 2012 in an attempt to bring worldwide volcano news to our readers. This article will be continuously updated (several times per day) as news is reaching us.

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The submarine volcano of El Hierro Island continues its degassing

The submarine volcano of El Hierro Island continues its degassing | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
ScienceDaily | Researchers have found that the submarine volcano of El Hierro (Canary Islands) continues expelling gases, which are primarily carbon dioxide. No sulfur compounds were detected.
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Chemist delivers cleaner air with novel carbon-capture technique

Chemist delivers cleaner air with novel carbon-capture technique | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
ScienceDaily | Researchers are exploring an increasingly versatile class of materials known as metal-organic frameworks (MOF).
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Nutrient supply after algal bloom determines the succession of the bacterial population

Nutrient supply after algal bloom determines the succession of the bacterial population | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
ScienceDaily | Algal blooms can considerably interfere with summer holidays by the sea.
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Gas development linked to wildlife habitat loss

Gas development linked to wildlife habitat loss | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
ScienceDaily | Intense development of the two largest natural gas fields in the continental U.S. are driving away some wildlife from their traditional wintering grounds, new research shows.
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No Love for Comet Wipeout - ScienceNOW

No Love for Comet Wipeout - ScienceNOW | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
Did a comet wipe out woolly mammoths and an ancient Indian culture almost 13,000 years ago? Geologists have fiercely debated the topic since 2007. Now a new study says an extraterrestrial impact wasn't to blame, though the scientists who originally proposed the impact idea still aren't convinced.
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