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Climate change threatens to worsen US ozone pollution
Ozone pollution across the continental United States will become far more difficult to keep in check as temperatures rise, according to new research. The detailed study shows that Americans face the risk of a 70 percent increase in unhealthy summertime ozone levels by 2050. This is because warmer temperatures and other changes in the atmosphere related to a changing climate, including higher atmospheric levels of methane, spur chemical reactions that lead to ozone.
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Dr. Jodi Rosso appointed to Elements
After an extensive international search over the past year and with 35 applicants from 10 countries, Dr. Jodi Rosso was selected as the next Executive Editor for Elements. She will replace current Executive Editor Pierrette Tremblay, who will step down at the end of 2014 after 10 years. Jodi brings her extensive and diverse experience in mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry (MPG) to Elements. She received her PhD from Stanford University (USA) with an emphasis in geochemistry. Since 2000, she has been the series editor of the Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, a joint publication of the Mineralogy Society of America (MSA) and the Geochemical Society, overseeing the publication of 29 volumes on a wide range of MPG subjects. Dr. Rosso and the retiring executive editor will work closely over the next several months to ensure a smooth transition of leadership at the magazine. You'll have a unique chance to meet both Jodi and Pierrette at the Elements booth at the 2014 Goldschmidt meeting in Sacramento on June 8–13.
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Union Session at Goldschmidt2014 — Elements: 10 years old
The Goldschmidt Conference will feature a two-day union session entitled "Elements: 10 Years Old" on Monday and Tuesday, June 9 and 10. This session will cover the three fields reflected by the magazine over its 10 years of activity: geochemistry, mineralogy, and petrology and will also include contributions dedicated to societal/cultural aspects. The talks will illustrate the great diversity of topics treated over the years and will emphasize major progress made since the publication of some of the early themes. This will be done in the philosophy of the magazine, that is, by combining cutting-edge research with accessibility to a non-specialist audience. This session will also be a unique occasion for delegates to discuss expectations concerning the magazine with the editorial team. The talks (19 of which are keynote lectures) will all be 30 minutes long. Check the exciting line-up at
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The IEDA EarthChem Library now hosts more than 100 expert datasets from solid earth geochemistry to thermochronology to ground water geochemistry. Download our collection of datasets, such as the hydrothermal vent chemistry dataset (VentDB), and more at the EarthChem Library.

Call for proposals — Thematic topics 2016
Do you think your area of research would make a great issue of Elements? Consider submitting a proposal. At their next editorial meeting, the editors will discuss all proposals they have on hand and will slate six for 2016. The selected proposals will strike a balance among petrology, mineralogy, and geochemistry, and will be the most exciting and pertinent for Elements' audience. You can download the proposal form at Proposals need to be received by Monday June 2.
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New in GCA (v.132, 1 May 2014)
High cesium concentrations in groundwater in the upper 1.2 km of fractured crystalline rock – Influence of groundwater origin and secondary minerals

The distribution of geochemical heterogeneities in the source of Hawaiian shield lavas as revealed by a transect across the strike of the Loa and Kea spatial trends: East Molokai to West Molokai to Penguin Bank

Age and weathering rate of sediments in small catchments: The role of hillslope erosion

U–Pb systematics of the unique achondrite Ibitira: Precise age determination and petrogenetic implications

Time scales of diffusive re-equilibration in bi-mineralic systems with and without a fluid or melt phase

Li/Mg systematics in scleractinian corals: Calibration of the thermometer

Melting of continental crust during subduction initiation: A case study from the Chaidanuo peraluminous granite in the North Qilian suture zone

Variations in GDGT distributions through the water column in the South East Atlantic Ocean

Alkali metal and rare earth element evolution of rock-forming minerals from the Gatumba area pegmatites (Rwanda): Quantitative assessment of crystal-melt fractionation in the regional zonation of pegmatite groups

In situ Raman study and thermodynamic model of aqueous carbonate speciation in equilibrium with aragonite under subduction zone conditions

The contributions of nitrate uptake and efflux to isotope fractionation during algal nitrate assimilation

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Against the current with lava flows
Primeval lava flows formed the massive canyons and gorge systems on Mars. Water, by contrast, was far too scarce on the red planet to have cut these gigantic valleys into the landscape. This is the conclusion of several years of study by ETH geoscientist Giovanni Leone.
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Ice-loss moves the Earth 250 miles down
Scientists have revealed that Earth's mantle under Antarctica is at a lower viscosity and moving at such a rapid rate it is changing the shape of the land at a rate that can be recorded by GPS. They have explained for the first time why the upward motion of Earth's crust in the Northern Antarctic Peninsula is currently taking place so quickly.
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Scientists create global inventory of 198,000 glaciers
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Glaciers are often regarded as the immediate indicators of climate change. With the recent completion of an extensive inventory of the world's glaciers, scientists may now be able to uncover with precision the impacts of climate change on sea level rise. In fact, it could even provide glaciologists accurate information on each and every glacier on the list, with its comprehensive digital vector outlines offering a glacier's total extent and volume measured up to the last inch.
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