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Bridging the Depths of the Earth with its Surface

Bridging the Depths of the Earth with its Surface

🕔03:31, 24.Oct 2016

“Bridgmanite” is hardly a household name. And yet, bridgmanite is likely the most abundant mineral on Earth, composing much of the mantle, the thickest layer of our planet. This mineral may provide clues into how the solid Earth—and its atmosphere—has evolved over its long history.

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How Do We Value Nature? Market Breakdowns and Technological Bridges

How Do We Value Nature? Market Breakdowns and Technological Bridges

🕔14:25, 17.Jul 2016

In the wake of international commitments to a greener future at COP21, debates are raging across the globe over what environmentalism is worth to a population. Accurate economic quantifications are crucial to informed decisions, and researchers are responding to the call for a new methodology of valuing natural assets.

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The SEARCH for Better Air Quality Controls: New center revolutionizes approach to climate problems

The SEARCH for Better Air Quality Controls: New center revolutionizes approach to climate problems

🕔01:25, 29.May 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently granted Michelle Bell, Yale professor of environmental health, ten million dollars to fund the creation and operation of a climate change center. The new research hub, known as the SEARCH (Solutions for Energy, AiR,

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Q&A: Seasons Turned Upside Down, What is the El Niño Effect?

Q&A: Seasons Turned Upside Down, What is the El Niño Effect?

🕔23:10, 2.Apr 2016

If you are celebrating the warmer temperatures and uncharacteristic winters, thank El Niño. If you’re complaining about the cancellation of your skiing and snow tubing trips, blame El Niño. The force behind the odd weather, El Niño is an aberration

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Going Green: Giant Icebergs Cause Phytoplankton Blooms

Going Green: Giant Icebergs Cause Phytoplankton Blooms

🕔22:59, 2.Apr 2016

Despite their rarity, giant icebergs in the Southern Ocean significantly contribute to the reduction of atmospheric carbon by stimulating phytoplankton blooms.

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Documentary Review: Racing Extinction

Documentary Review: Racing Extinction

🕔21:20, 23.Mar 2016

Racing Extinction illuminates the majesty and beauty of nature, and exposes the detrimental effect that humans are having on this beauty. The film inspires viewers into action and sets a hopeful tone for the future of the planet.

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What’s Behind the Unseasonably Warm Weather on the East Coast?

What’s Behind the Unseasonably Warm Weather on the East Coast?

🕔22:45, 3.Mar 2016

In December 2015, students roamed the Yale University campus with only light sweaters, passing by trees replete with flowers. Many news outlets have deemed a strong El Niño, a warm phase of a larger periodic weather cycle, to be chiefly responsible for the mild winter weather.

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How is Dust Affecting the California drought?

How is Dust Affecting the California drought?

🕔21:46, 3.Feb 2016

The future of the drought crisis in California may depend on an unlikely factor — dust.

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Mealworms: An Unlikely Solution to Styrofoam Waste

Mealworms: An Unlikely Solution to Styrofoam Waste

🕔15:42, 2.Feb 2016

Styrofoam waste is a serious environmental issue that previously had no effective solution. Researchers have recently discovered that mealworms can eat Styrofoam, which presents a promising prospective solution.

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Solving a Geophysical Puzzle: The softness of the lithosphere

Solving a Geophysical Puzzle: The softness of the lithosphere

🕔19:03, 10.Nov 2015

As a student 40 years ago, Shun-ichiro Karato learned of the physical principles governing grain boundaries in rocks, or the defects that occur within mineral structures. Now, as a Yale professor, he has applied these same concepts to a baffling

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