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Thursday, July 26th, 2012

USGS Helps Debut New Technology to Improve Access and Use of Earth Science Data

Researchers investigating global issues now have an easy method for finding and using earth science data through a new technology developed by the Data Observation Network for Earth, or DataONE. Understanding broad and complex environmental issues, for example climate change, increasingly relies on the discovery and analysis of massive datasets. But the amount of collected

Monday, June 25th, 2012

U.S. Northeast Coast is Hotspot for Rising Sea Levels

Research from the US Geological Survey (USGS) shows that sea levels are rising much faster between North Carolina and Massachusetts than anywhere else in the world. The news comes less than two weeks after North Carolina’s Senate passed a bill banning state agencies from reporting predictions of increasing rates of sea-level rise. Read More

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Researchers Catalog More than 635,000 Martian Craters

It’s no secret that Mars is a beaten and battered planet — astronomers have been peering for centuries at the violent impact craters created by cosmic buckshot pounding its surface over billions of years. But just how beat up is it?

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