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ALERT! Demand Protection for Europe’s Last Large Old-Growth Forests in Romania

By photosearth / December 17, 2015

Romania’s old-growth forests must be protected from logging More old-growth forests have been lost than the biosphere can bear. New peer-reviewed ecological science by Dr. Glen Barry indicates that some 66% of Earth’s land must be covered by natural and semi-natural ecosystems to avoid biosphere collapse, yet some 50% has already been lost. Nowhere has […]

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15 for 2015: The Year in Research News at Caltech

By photosearth / December 15, 2015

News Writer:  Lori Dajose View the Slideshow The year 2015 proved to be another groundbreaking year for research at Caltech. From seeing quantum motion, to reconfiguring jellyfish limbs, to measuring stellar magnetic fields, researchers continued to ask and answer the deepest scientific questions. In case you missed any of them, here are 15 stories highlighting […]

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Developing a Picture of the Earth’s Mantle

By photosearth / December 12, 2015

News Writer:  Katie Neith This illustration shows a bridgmanite sample that is being laser-heated between two diamond anvils. This set-up allows researchers to measure a sample at compressions over 1 million times the earth's atmospheric pressure, while being heated to thousands of degrees Celsius. Credit: Aaron Wolf and Jennifer Jackson, Caltech Deep inside the earth, […]

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The Interface of Earth and Atmosphere: An Interview with Christian Frankenberg

By photosearth / December 5, 2015

News Writer:  Lori Dajose Christian Frankenberg, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering (Caltech); Jet Propulsion Laboratory Research Scientist (JPL) Credit: Dan Goods/JPL-Caltech Plants are an important mediator between the earth and the atmosphere. In order to grow, they breathe in carbon dioxide—one of the major greenhouse gases. Caltech associate professor Christian Frankenberg is interested […]

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For Earth, EcoInternet and Deep Ecology Urgently Need Your Help

By photosearth / December 2, 2015

Dr. Glen Barry, President of EcoInternet Dear Earth loving friends, My work and I have been here for the global environment, rock solid, for over 25 years. And now I urgently request your assistance to together continue our wildly successful deep ecology work. For Earth, please donate what you can now at: http://www.climateark.org/shared/donate/ EcoInternet is […]