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Determining the Age of Antarctic Ice

Posted: 23 Apr 2014 07:51 PM PDT

“A team of scientists, funded by the National Science Foundation, has successfully used a new technique to confirm the age of a 120,000-year-old sample of Antarctic ice. The new dating system is expected to allow scientists to identify ice that is much older, thereby reconstructing climate much farther back into Earth’s history and potentially leading to an understanding of the mechanisms that cause the planet to shift into and out of ice ages.” Quoted from the NSF press release.

Industries Sensitive to Natural Gas Prices

Posted: 23 Apr 2014 07:46 PM PDT

“Energy-intensive industries, including food, paper, bulk chemicals, glass, cement, iron and steel, and aluminum, are the industries that use the largest amount of energy per unit of output and are the most sensitive to natural gas prices. Of these, the most natural gas-intensive industries are food, paper, bulk chemicals, and glass.” Quoted from the EIA Report.

Oregon Landslide Database

Posted: 23 Apr 2014 07:43 PM PDT

“More than 46,000 known landslide locations are now included in a statewide database that helps increase Oregon’s understanding of where future landslides may occur.”

Deadly Impacts More Frequent than Previously Believed.

Posted: 23 Apr 2014 07:41 PM PDT

About once every century an asteroid large enough to destroy a major city impacts Earth. Between 2000 and 2013 there were 26 atmospheric explosions that ranged between 1 and 600 kilotons.

Fracking for Oil in New Mexico

Posted: 23 Apr 2014 04:58 PM PDT

Although production levels are low compared to other states, an small oil and gas boom is underway in New Mexico.

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