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 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

 08/12/10 Extended Period of Lower Solar Activity Linked to Changes in Sun's Conveyor Belt

 08/11/10 Oldest Earth Mantle Reservoir Discovered

 08/02/10 Triggers of Volcanic Eruptions in Oregon's Mount Hood Investigated

 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

 07/01/10 A Star Is Born... But How?

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

 06/14/10 Mysterious Clouds Produced When Aircraft Inadvertently Cause Rain or Snow

 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

 04/25/10 Soil Microbes Produce Less Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Than Expected With Global Warming

 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

 04/15/10 “Missing” Heat May Affect Future Climate Change

 04/08/10 Geologists Uncover Major Ancient Human Ancestor in South Africa

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

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

 03/25/10 Pollution from Asia Circles Globe at Stratospheric Heights

 03/17/10 Prescribed Burns May Help Reduce U.S. Carbon Footprint

 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

 03/04/10 Revisiting Chicxulub

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

 02/25/10 Forest Tree Species Diversity Depends on Individual Variation

 02/01/10 Evolution Impacts Environment, Study Finds

 01/28/10 Dinosaur Discovery Helps Solve Piece of Evolutionary Puzzle

 01/28/10 White Roofs May Successfully Cool Cities

 01/25/10 Scientists Return to Haiti to Assess Possibility of Another Major Quake

 01/21/10 New Earthquake Information Unearthed by San Andreas Fault Studies

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

 12/16/09 It’s Not Your Fault – A Typical Fault, Geologically Speaking, That Is

 12/16/09 Waterworld Discovered Orbiting a Nearby Star

 12/10/09 Aerosols in the Atmosphere: From Mexico to Japan, Finland to Switzerland, the Same Everywhere

 12/03/09 Scientists Locate Deep Origins of "Hawaiian Hotspot"

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

 11/05/09 Unusual Explosion Sparks New Insight Into the Life of Stars

 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

 08/16/09 Solar Cycle Linked to Global Climate

 06/29/09 Desert Dust Alters Ecology of Colorado Alpine Meadows

 06/23/09 Survey Finds That Americans Think Weather Forecasts Are Important

 06/18/09 Scientists Create First Comprehensive Computer Model of Sunspots

 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

 05/27/09 Arctic Tundra May Contribute to Warmer World

 05/18/09 How Solid is Concrete's Carbon Footprint?

 05/17/09 Scientists Make First Direct Observations of Biological Particles in High-Altitude Clouds

 04/29/09 Glacial Advances

 04/27/09 New Blow for Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Theory

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

 04/07/09 Scientists Learn About Lightning Inside a Volcanic Plume

 03/25/09 Tornado-like Rotation is Key to Understanding Volcanic Plumes

 03/18/09 Earth's Crust Melts Easier Than Thought

 03/16/09 Warmer Temperatures are Changing Antarctic Phytoplankton

 03/02/09 Geologic Findings Undermine Theories of Permian Mass Extinction Timing

 02/26/09 Not Just a Guy in a White Coat

 02/24/09 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

 02/05/09 Researchers Observe Evolution Chain Reaction

 02/04/09 Prehistoric Fossil Snake is Largest on Record

 02/03/09 Early Whales Gave Birth on Land

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

 01/30/09 New Galactic Distance Measurements Increase Milky Way's Mass and Rotation Speed

 01/30/09 Can Forests Survive Without Birds?

 01/15/09 International Year of Astronomy Kicks Off With Strong Support from the National Science Foundation

 01/08/09 NSF, NASA Successfully Flight-Test New Balloon Over Antarctica

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

 01/07/09 Flying from Pole to Pole to Measure Greenhouse Gases

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

 11/24/08 Unlocking Climate Mysteries and Engaging Students from Harlem to Antarctica

 11/17/08 Small Satellite Takes on Large Thunderstorms

 11/09/08 Storms Shaped the Himalayan Mountains

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

 11/02/08 In Alaska's Forests, Dried Mushrooms to the Rescue?

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

 10/09/08 Health Standards Exceeded by Ozone Pollution in Wildfires

 10/08/08 Fish Adapting to a Changing World

 10/08/08 Scientists Study Hurricanes of the Future

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

 10/02/08 Paleozoic "Sediment Curve" Provides New Tool for Tracking Sea-floor Sediment Movements

 09/26/08 Scientists Discover the Oldest Known Rock on Earth

 09/24/08 Pine Bark Beetles Affecting More than Forests

 09/17/08 From Sugar to Gasoline

 08/08/08 Water Refineries?

 08/07/08 Scientists to Assess Beijing Olympics Air Pollution Control Efforts

 07/31/08 Cold and Ice, and Heat, Episodically Gripped Tropical Regions 300 Million Years Ago

 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 Newly-Found Rock May Prove Antarctica and North America Were Connected

 07/17/08 Scientists Discover Fish that Talk

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

 06/18/08 Newly Born Twin Stars are Far From Identical

 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

 06/02/08 Small Planet, Small Star

 05/28/08 Scientists Search for the Cause of Ancient Global Warming

 05/28/08 Rock Eating Bacteria Found at the Bottom of the Sea

 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

 05/01/08 Astronomers Discover New Type of Pulsating White Dwarf Star

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

 04/24/08 Injecting Sulfate Particles into Stratosphere Could Have Drastic Impact on Earth's Ozone Layer

 04/24/08 Genetic Sequencing of Protein from T. rex Bone Confirms Dinosaurs' Link to Birds

 04/23/08 Catching a Glimpse of a Black Hole's Fury

 04/16/08 Star Wars Exhibition Brings Reality to Fantasy

 04/11/08 Geologists Discover New Way of Estimating Size and Frequency of Meteorite Impacts

 04/10/08 Picture This: Explaining Science Through Drawings

 04/07/08 Money Doesn't Grow on Trees, But Gasoline Might

 02/18/08 Giant Fossil Frog Found in Madagascar

 02/14/08 A Newly Discovered Solar System Contains Scaled-Down Versions of Saturn and Jupiter

 02/11/08 Fossil Record Suggests Insect Assaults on Foliage May Increase with Warming Globe

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

 01/15/08 NSF Dedicates New South Pole Station

 01/11/08 Quakes Under Pacific Ocean Floor Reveal Unexpected Circulation System

 12/20/07 Missing Link Between Whales and Four-Footed Ancestors Discovered

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

 12/04/07 Did Life First Form in a Mica Sandwich at the Bottom of an Ancient Sea?

 11/27/07 Newly Unveiled Satellite Map of Antarctica Is a Unique Tool for Scientists, Educators and the Public

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

 10/24/07 Solar Telescope Reaches 120,000 Feet on Jumbo-Jet-Sized Balloon

 09/07/07 Acid Rain Has Greater Impact on Coastal Ocean Waters

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