Tag Archives: Down to Earth

A Dry State in the West

What is causing California’s worst-ever drought? Continue reading

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New and Old Ideas about Earth’s Oxygenation History

Multiple approaches are being brought to bear on the question of when and how our planet’s atmosphere acquired life-sustaining oxygen. Continue reading

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Vertical Farms

Feeding the world’s increasingly urban population could entail building multistory farms in cities. Continue reading

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Greener Ways to Raise Revenue

Northwest states lead the US in evaluating the feasibility of a carbon tax. Continue reading

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Trapping and Keeping Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Underground carbon sequestration could mitigate global warming. Its effectiveness is being studied in the field and in the lab. Continue reading

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Deepwater Horizon, Three Years Later

BP-funded research aims to understand and mitigate impacts of hydrocarbon pollution in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere. Continue reading

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Surf Forecastin’ USA

A California-based company unites surfers with oceanographers to help people know when it’s safe to surf. Continue reading

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Growth, but No Seismicity

Despite appearances, the Turkish-Iranian plateau did not attain its current height by seismic faulting—at least according to a new theory. Continue reading

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When Continents Collide

A new rheological model characterizes the ways Earth’s crust can slide over and into its mantle. Continue reading

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Adapting to Climate Change: International Organizations II

What the world is doing to bridge the gap between science, policy, and x-factors in adapting to climate change. Continue reading

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