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Hidden magma pools pose eruption risks that we can’t yet detect

(Geological Society of America) Volcanologists’ ability to estimate eruption risks is largely reliant on knowing where pools of magma are stored, deep in the Earth’s crust. But what happens if the magma can’t be spotted?

Environmental protection could benefit from ‘micro’ as well as ‘macro’ thinking

(University of Southampton) Scientists at the University of Southampton have conducted a study that highlights the importance of studying a full range of organisms when measuring the impact of environmental change – from tiny bacteria, to mighty whales.

Russia Vulnerable to Climate Change, Causing Expensive Natural Disasters – Insurance Journal

Article 0 Comments The residents of Irkutsk, one of Russia’s coldest regions, are used to harsh winters. But when the temperature dropped to negative 60 degrees Celsius (-76 Fahrenheit) last January, even they had to submit to the elements. “Please…

New York’s Wind Power Plans Make Zero Sense

I haven’t lived in New York City since I graduated … High School in 1992, but with my parents and many of my family still there, I will always be a New Yorker in my heart. So, it’s with this…

X-ray study recasts role of battery material from cathode to catalyst

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) An international team working at Berkeley Lab used a unique X-ray instrument to learn new things about lithium-rich battery materials that have been the subject of much study for their potential to extend the range of electric vehicles and the operation of electronic devices.

Curiosity rover explores stratigraphy of Gale crater

(Geological Society of America) Gale Crater’s central sedimentary mound (Aeolis Mons or, informally, Mount Sharp) is a 5.5-km-tall remnant of the infilling and erosion of this ancient impact crater. Given its thickness and age, Mount Sharp preserves one of the best records of early Martian climatic, hydrological, and sedimentary history.