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Shrinking ice sheet may free methane reserves


August 30th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Billons of tonnes of the potent greenhouse gas methane locked beneath the Antarctic ice sheet could be released into the atmosphere if enough of the ice ... Read more...

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Scientists say life thrives in porous rock deep beneath seafloor


December 8th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 08 (ANI): Compelling evidence for an extensive biological community living in porous rock deep beneath the seafloor has been found by the researchers.The microbes in this hidden world appear to ... Read more...

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Plants initiated evolutionary drama of Earth’s oxygenation


October 9th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): An international team of scientists has taken a major step toward unlocking the secrets of oxygenation of the Earth's oceans and atmosphere.The new research indicated that the appearance ... Read more...

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Sea level data spanning 35 million years pulled from 6,000-foot hole


January 27th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 27 (ANI): A team of scientists has drilled more than 6,000 feet into the Earth's crust, making it the deepest hole in scientific ocean drilling history, which has retrieved a ... Read more...

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Seafloor fossils to reconstruct Earth’s climates up to 250 million years ago


November 8th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 8 (ANI): In a research lasting two decades, a scientist has studied ancient, deep-sea fossils to reconstruct the climates of Earth up to 250 million years ago. The scientist in ... Read more...

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Natural petroleum seeps release equivalent of 8 - 80 Exxon Valdez oil spills


May 14th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): A new study has shown that the amount of oil residue in seafloor sediments that result from natural petroleum seeps off Santa Barbara, California, is the equivalent of ... Read more...

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Earths climate troubles may be solved by burial at sea


January 30th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): New calculations by scientists suggest that making bales with 30 percent of global crop residues, and then sinking them into the deep ocean could reduce the build ... Read more...

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India-Asia continental clash may have caused long term cooling in Earth’’s climate


October 11th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the collision between India and Asia set off events that likely caused long-term cooling in Earth''s climate. According to a report in ... Read more...

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