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News about Water on Earth (the Hydrosphere)

 03/11/11 Massive 9.0 Magnitude Earthquake and Tsunami Hit Japan

 08/19/10 Marine Scientists, Students Find Widespread Floating Plastic Debris in North Atlantic Ocean

 08/18/10 New Computer Model Advances Climate Change Research

 08/18/10 Deadly Tonga Earthquake Revealed as Three Big Quakes

 07/17/10 Gulf Oil Spill: Mississippi River Hydrology May Help Reduce Oil Onshore

 07/08/10 New Findings Indicate Sediment Composition Affected the Strength of Sumatran Earthquake

 06/17/10 Caribbean Coral Reef Protection Efforts Miss the Mark

 05/16/10 Unprecedented Warming in East Africa's Lake Tanganyika

 05/13/10 Silver Tells a Story of Early Earth: Water Here Since Planet's Very Early Days

 04/30/10 Pollution Speeds up Snow Melt in Europe and Asia

 04/29/10 Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico

 04/23/10 Even in the Desert, Plants Feel the Heat of Global Warming

 04/22/10 Scientists Study "Glaciovolcanoes," Mountains of Fire and Ice

 04/02/10 Dust-on-Snow: On Spring Winds, Something Wicked Thus Way Comes

 03/29/10 Climate Helped Bring Angkor to Its Knees

 03/04/10 Scientists Find Signs of “Snowball Earth” Amidst Early Animal Evolution

 03/04/10 Methane Releases from Arctic Shelf May Be Much Larger and Faster Than Anticipated

 02/25/10 More than One: Long-Reining Microbe Controlling Ocean Nitrogen Shares the Throne

 02/01/10 Evolution Impacts Environment, Study Finds

 01/10/10 Global Ice Age Climate Patterns Influenced by Bering Strait

 11/13/09 Growth Spurt in Tree Rings Prompts Questions About Climate Change

 10/20/09 Changing the Mississippi River Could Lead to New Land near New Orleans

 09/28/09 Living, Meandering River Constructed

 09/09/09 Global Warming Causes Outbreak of Rare Algae in Caribbean Corals

 08/27/09 Connections among Solar Cycle, Stratosphere and Ocean Discovered

 06/11/09 Global Warming Can Impact Monsoons and Lower Crop Production

 06/02/09 The Abyss: Deepest Part of the Oceans No Longer Hidden

 05/27/09 Sea-level Rise May Pose Greatest Threat to Northeast U.S., Canada

 04/29/09 Glacial Advances

 04/21/09 As World Warms, Water Levels Dropping in Major Rivers

 03/16/09 Warmer Temperatures are Changing Antarctic Phytoplankton

 02/24/09 U.S.-led, International Research Team Confirms Alps-like Mountain Range Exists under East Antarctic Ice Sheet

 02/23/09 Scientists to Investigate Role of Equatorial Pacific Ocean in Global Climate System

 02/05/09 Microbe Survives in Ocean’s Deepest Realm, Thanks to Genetic Adaptations

 02/03/09 Early Whales Gave Birth on Land

 01/30/09 "Hot Spot" for Toxic Algal Blooms Discovered off Washington Coast

 01/07/09 Microscopic Fossils Offer Big Clues to Earth's Climate

 12/12/08 New Online Report on Massive Jellyfish Swarms Released

 11/09/08 Storms Shaped the Himalayan Mountains

 11/07/08 Ecologists Use Oceanographic Data to Predict Future Climate Change

 10/15/08 Details of Evolutionary Transition from Fish to Land Animals Revealed

 10/08/08 Fish Adapting to a Changing World

 10/03/08 Gas From the Past Gives Scientists New Insights into Climate and the Oceans

 08/08/08 Water Refineries?

 07/29/08 Atlantic Coral Reefs Are No Match for This Lion

 07/22/08 Scientists Test System to Forecast Flash Floods along Colorado's Front Range

 07/21/08 Outflow from World's Largest River – The Amazon – Powers Atlantic Ocean Carbon “Sink”

 07/17/08 Scientists Discover Fish that Talk

 07/03/08 How Many Species Have There Been on Earth?

 06/17/08 The Mystery of Mass Extinction is No Longer Murky

 06/12/08 If a Tree Falls in the Forest, and No One Is Around to Hear It, Does Climate Change?

 06/05/08 Study of Glacial Earthquakes Shakes Up Idea of How Ice Streams Move

 05/21/08 Finding Answers in the Clouds: Using tiny planes to discover how air pollution can impact weather, climate, and global warming

 05/08/08 Ancient Beachcombers May Have Traveled Slowly

 04/30/08 Global Warming Affects World's Largest Freshwater Lake

 04/18/08 Earth Day 2008

 02/07/08 Pacific Coral Reefs May Not Get Into Hot Water

 12/14/07 Acid Rain Has Disproportionate Impact on Near-Shore Ocean Waters

 12/10/07 Greenland’s Ice Is Melting Faster

 10/31/07 Reef Health Depends on Algae Chomping Fish

 02/01/07 IPCC 4th Assessment Report Summary Due

 10/12/05 First Photos Taken of a Live Giant Squid

 09/22/05 Model Predicts Hurricane Rita's Path

 09/16/05 The 2005 Hurricane Season Is Churning the Atlantic

 01/05/05 Earthquake in the Indian Ocean Causes a Massive Tsunami

 10/10/03 Researchers Locate Special Penguin Habitats!

 06/04/03 Peeking at Coral Reefs From Space

 03/05/03 Snow Blankets the Eastern United States!

 02/21/03 Super Scientists Study Snow!

 01/30/03 Robots Watch out for Poisonous Plankton!

 01/17/03 ICESat satellite launched

 12/20/02 Hope for the World’s Coral Reefs?

 11/03/02 The Search for Life on...Earth?

 10/04/02 Sea snakes search for home!

 08/28/02 Global Warming Endangers an Alaskan Eskimo Village

 07/29/02 Mysterious Giant Squid Found on Tasmanian Beach

 07/11/02 Old Rocks Give New Clues about Ancient Earth!

 06/28/02 Coral killer on the loose: Are coral reefs dying because of our waste?

 02/19/02 Explore the Wetlands of Brazil!

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