Math Predicts How Climate Change Effects Plants
Caroline Farrior studies trees

January 24th, 2015
Caroline Farrior uses math to understand the old plants play in the global carbon cycle so scientists will be able to predict the path of climate change.
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In Photos: Take a Trip Down the Wild Yampa River
Yampa River, CO - 23 Rock layers exposed
January 23rd, 2015
Google Maps users can now take a virtual raft trip down Colorado's Yampa River with a new Google Street View treatment of the river, created in partnership with the nonprofit American Rivers.
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Why Rain Gives Off That Fresh, Earthy Smell
Girl walking in the rain
January 22nd, 2015
Ever wondered why the smell of fresh rain is so evocative? Using high-speed cameras, scientists have now identified the physical mechanism behind it.
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Closer to Self-Destruction? Doomsday Clock Could Move Tomorrow
doomsday
January 21st, 2015
The ominous hands of the Doomsday Clock have been fixed at 5 minutes to midnight for the past three years. But they could move tomorrow.
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New Farm Maps Offer In-Depth Picture of Global Agriculture
Global cropland map
January 20th, 2015
Two new maps available for free download considerably improve estimates of land dedicated to agriculture, and provide the first global overview of field sizes.
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Float Down Colorado's Wild Yampa River with Google Street View
Google Maps Street View of Yampa River, Dinosaur National Monument, CO 2
January 23rd, 2015
The Yampa River — one of the few undiverted, largely natural rivers in the West — gets the Google Street View treatment in a new conservation effort.
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New Lakes Discovered Under Greenland's Ice Hint at Warming
Greenland lake crater
January 21st, 2015
The discovery of two lakes hidden beneath the Greenland ice suggests that climate change cuts to the bottom of the ice sheet.
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Melting Glaciers Pose a Carbon Menace
Tibet glacier
January 21st, 2015
Melting glaciers pose another threat beyond sea level rise. They will dump massive amounts of organic carbon into the world's oceans, altering ecosystems.
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