in the Coldest Desert
Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys are extremely cold and dry. But life
exists here nonetheless, and a multidisciplinary team of scientists is
working to understand how.
an Arctic Gateway
About 20,000 years ago, sea level in the western Arctic dropped, and the
Bering Strait was a land bridge. The history of how sea level has risen
and fallen in this area is just one piece in understanding the puzzle
of Earths climate.
Julie Brigham-Grette, Lloyd Keigwin and Neal
Magnetism to Meteorites
Earths highest latitudes hold clues about the future of the magnetic
field, the fate of ice sheets and the history of the solar system.
Burying carbon dioxide
Notes: Read this month's energy notes
and link to a new archive of past energy numbers!
Students: Read our special
science management under scrutiny
Arctic bounty of underwater
Earthquake hits Mexico
Unknown life at hydrothermal
Polar satellite takes
to the sky
Asbestos under wraps
in the parks
beach seismic research
Niño gives Earth new spin
from a warming Arctic
Polar Research: A Global Endeavor
Scientists from many disciplines and countries are working at the poles to understand
drivers of climate change.
Karl A. Erb
New Congress Faces Same Issues
the 108th Congress convenes this month, lawmakers will face unfinished business.
Prepare for the Science Fair!
science fair students are asking pointed questions about the environment and
using modern scientific tools to answer them.
Geophenomena special exhibit
Researchers at the University of Rochester's base camp on Agate
Fjord in the western Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, High Canadian Arctic. The ridges
in the background are Cretaceous basalts that preserve a record of Earth's ancient
geomagnetic field. Read a related story online later this month. Photo supplied
courtesy of John A. Tarduno, University of Rochester.
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