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Scientists determine source of world's largest mud eruption

(American Geophysical Union) More than 11 years after the Lusi mud volcano first erupted on the Indonesian island of Java, researchers may have figured out why the mudflows haven't stopped: deep underground, Lusi is connected to a nearby volcanic system.

Combination of El Niño and 2016 Ecuador earthquake likely worsened Zika outbreak

(American Geophysical Union) Combination of El Niño and 2016 Ecuador earthquake likely worsened Zika outbreak

New study highlights 'hidden figure' of sun-watchers

(American Geophysical Union) Few people have heard of Hisako Koyama, but the dedicated female solar observer, born in Tokyo in 1916, created one of the most important sunspot records of the past 400 years, according to new research.

Ship exhaust makes ocean lightning more common and intense in shipping lanes

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The American Geophysical Union reports that a long-term study of major shipping lanes indicates that ship exhaust is dramatically altering lightning patterns. It's not clear what the long-term effects might be. (more…)

Tufts University water systems engineer named a 2017 American Geophysical Union Fellow

(Tufts University) Richard M. Vogel, professor emeritus and research professor of civil and environmental engineering at Tufts University's School of Engineering, has been elected a 2017 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), in recognition of his visionary research on water resource systems engineering.

Caspian Sea evaporating as temperatures rise, study finds

(American Geophysical Union) Earth's largest inland body of water has been slowly evaporating for the past two decades due to rising temperatures associated with climate change, a new study finds. Water levels in the Caspian Sea dropped...Show More Summary

This week from AGU: New research bolsters evidence for life on Mars

(American Geophysical Union) This Week from AGU features recent research published in journals of the American Geophysical Union.

This week from AGU: New study details ocean's role in fourth-largest extinction

(American Geophysical Union) Extremely low oxygen levels in Earth's oceans could be responsible for extending the effects of a mass extinction that wiped out millions of species on Earth around 200 million years ago, according to a new study published in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.

Researcher chosen for American Geophysical Union's 2017 Class of Fellows

(University of Delaware) University of Delaware Prof. Wei-Jun Cai, who has done pioneering work on carbon biogeochemistry in estuaries and coastal waters, has been named to the American Geophysical Union's 2017 Class of Fellows.

Ozone treaty taking a bite out of US greenhouse gas emissions

(American Geophysical Union) The Montreal Protocol, the international treaty adopted to restore Earth's protective ozone layer in 1989, has significantly reduced emissions of ozone-depleting chemicals from the United States. In a twist, a new study shows the 30-year old treaty has had a major side benefit of reducing climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions from the US.

This week from AGU: Scientists discover cause of Atlantic coast's sea level rise hot spots

(American Geophysical Union) This Week from AGU features new research published in AGU journals.

This week from AGU: Researchers uncover 200-year-old sunspot drawings in Maine

(American Geophysical Union) This week from AGU is a compilation of recent publications featuring research published in an AGU journal.

Mountain glaciers recharge vital aquifers

Small mountain glaciers play a big role in recharging vital aquifers and in keeping rivers flowing during the winter, according to a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union.

AGU honors journalists Rich Monastersky, Tony Bartelme and Courtney Humphries

(American Geophysical Union) AGU honors journalists Rich Monastersky, Tony Bartelme and Courtney Humphries for outstanding science reporting.

AGU announces recipients of the 2017 Union Medals, Awards and Prizes

(American Geophysical Union) The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has selected its 2017 class of medalists, awardees, and prize recipients. Twenty-nine individuals are recognized this year for their dedication to science for the benefit of humanity and their achievements in Earth and space science.

This week from AGU: Water quality improvements increase bay home prices

(American Geophysical Union) This week from AGU includes research highlighted on AGU's blog and from Eos.org.

New book describes how a changing climate may be leading to more extreme events

(American Geophysical Union) New book describes how a changing climate may be leading to more extreme events,

This week from AGU: Greenland's summer ocean bloom likely fueled by iron

(American Geophysical Union) This week from AGU: Greenland's summer ocean bloom likely fueled by iron, new technique could help scientists track nitrous oxide sources, and more.

New survey highlights gender, racial harassment in astronomy and planetary science

(American Geophysical Union) Women of color working in astronomy and planetary science report more gender and racial harassment than any other gender or racial group in the field, according to a new study revealing widespread harassment in these scientific disciplines.

This week from AGU: Homemade lava flows fuse science with art

(American Geophysical Union) This week from AGU: Homemade lava flows fuse science with art, the in-flight dynamics of volcanic ballistic projectiles and more.

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