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Research 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.
Berry Lyons
Investigating 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 Earth’s climate.
Julie Brigham-Grette, Lloyd Keigwin and Neal Driscoll
From Magnetism to Meteorites
Earth’s highest latitudes hold clues about the future of the magnetic field, the fate of ice sheets and the history of the solar system.
Geotimes Staff

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March: Burying carbon dioxide

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January 31
Everglades science management under scrutiny
January 24

Arctic bounty of underwater plumes
January 22
Earthquake hits Mexico
January 14
Unknown life at hydrothermal vents
January 13
Polar satellite takes to the sky
January 3
Asbestos under wraps

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Biotechnology peers into
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Whales beach seismic research
El Niño gives Earth new spin
Tales from a warming Arctic

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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

Political Scene
New Congress Faces Same Issues

When the 108th Congress convenes this month, lawmakers will face unfinished business.
David Applegate


Geoscience Education
Prepare for the Science Fair!

Today’s science fair students are asking pointed questions about the environment and using modern scientific tools to answer them.
Christina Reed

Geophenomena
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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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