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OU-led study links deep-time dust with major impacts on carbon cycling
A University of Oklahoma-led study links vast amounts of iron-rich dust deposits from the late Paleozoic period of 300 million years ago with implications for major ecosystem fertilization and a massive drawdown of atmospheric carbon. View News Article (2015-11-18)

Researchers advance understanding of mountain watersheds
University of Wyoming geoscientists have discovered that the underground water-holding capacity of mountain watersheds may be controlled by stresses in the earth's crust.  View News Article (2015-10-30)

Solving the problem of sea ice thickness distribution using molecular concepts
Yale University scientists have answered a 40-year-old question about Arctic ice thickness by treating the ice floes of the frozen seas like colliding molecules in a fluid or gas.  View News Article (2015-09-18)

Scientists find methane in Mars meteorites
An international team of researchers has discovered traces of methane in Martian meteorites, a possible clue in the search for life on the Red Planet. View News Article (2015-06-17)

New research initiative at Stanford to comprehensively study the use of natural gas
In the transition to a low-carbon energy system, how can society use increasing supplies of natural gas to minimize greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, boost economies and strengthen energy security? View News Article (2015-06-15)

Clues to the Earth's ancient core
Old rocks hold on to their secrets. Now, a geophysicist at Michigan Technological University has unlocked clues trapped in the magnetic signatures of mineral grains in those rocks.  View News Article (2015-06-08)

Requiem for an ancient tongue worm
Researchers have discovered the 425-million-year-old fossil remains of a new species of parasite, still attached to the host animal it invaded long ago.  View News Article (2015-05-22)

Ancient snakes -- a new hiss-tory
The ancestral snakes in the grass actually lived in the forest, according to the most detailed look yet at the iconic reptiles.  View News Article (2015-05-20)

OU geologist collaborates on study to determine mechanism associated with fault weakening
A University of Oklahoma structural geologist and collaborators are studying earthquake instability and the mechanisms associated with fault weakening during slip. The mechanism of this weakening is central to understanding earthquake sliding. View News Article (2015-05-18)

Earthquakes reveal deep secrets beneath East Asia
A new work based on 3-D supercomputer simulations of earthquake data has found hidden rock structures deep under East Asia. Researchers from China, Canada, and the U.S. worked together to publish their results in March 2015 in the American Geophysical Union Journal of Geophysical Research, Solid Earth. View News Article (2015-05-15)

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