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Arctic discovery: Massive algae bloom raises crucial questions
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NASA has revealed its discovery of a massive algae bloom under the slowly diminishing Arctic ice — a finding that made scientists' eyes pop. But does this never-before-seen phenomenon change the fate of this microscopic algae? More



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Goldschmidt 2012: Resources Forum Plenary
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PLENARY. Friday's Goldschmidt 2012 plenary is the Resources Forum. Dr. Lawrence Cathles (Cornell University) will present "Humanity (all 10.5 billion of us) has a future after all," which will be followed by Dr. Patrice Christmann (BRGM – Direction de la Stategie) who will present "Mineral resources for the future: A European perspective".


Goldschmidt 2012 Mobile App

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The Goldschmidt 2012 Mobile App has been designed to support and enhance your Conference experience. Everything related to the Conference will be contained inside your Smartphone device, including over 2,000 abstracts, as well as access to the complete schedule and handy exhibitor details so you will never worry about losing your notes! Best of all, you will have no need for Wi-Fi as this is a completely native app. Download at: iTunes App Store | Android App | All other versions.


Goldschmidt 2012: EarthCube Town Hall Meeting

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 12:30 - 13:30h, Palais de Congres, Montreal, Room 520C. EarthCube is a bold new initiative of the US National Science Foundation to create over the next decade an integrated data and knowledge system to advance our understanding and prediction of the Earth system from the sun to the center of the Earth. To achieve its full potential, EarthCube must be connected to and guided by the geoscience community that is actively engaged in research. This Town Hall is convened to inform the geochemistry community about the potential, goals, and process of the EarthCube initiative and engage researchers in its development.


New in GCA (v88, 1 July 2012)

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Prediction of vapor–liquid equilibrium and PVTx properties of geological fluid system with SAFT-LJ EOS including multi-polar contribution. Part II: Application to H2O–NaCl and CO2–H2O–NaCl System

Influence of eolian deposition and rainfall amounts on the U-isotopic composition of soil water and soil minerals

Rate constants and mechanisms for the crystallization of Al nano-goethite under environmentally relevant conditions

Zn, Fe and S isotope fractionation in a large hydrothermal system

Speciation of Eu3+ bound to humic substances by time-resolved laser fluorescence spectroscopy (TRLFS) and parallel factor analysis (PARAFAC)

Sulfur, sulfides, oxides and organic matter aggregated in submarine hydrothermal plumes at 9º50'N East Pacific Rise

Modeling radium distribution in coastal aquifers during sea level changes: The Dead Sea case

High Cu concentrations in vapor-type fluid inclusions: An artifact?

Cation distribution and mixing thermodynamics in Fe/Ni thiospinels




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A rising tide of acid off California
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Humanity's use of fossil fuels sends 35 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year. That has already begun to change the fundamental chemistry of the world's oceans, steadily making them more acidic. More

13th century volcano mystery may be solved
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One of the biggest mysteries in volcanology may finally have a solution. An eruption long thought to have gone off in the year 1258, spreading cooling sulfur particles around the globe, happened the year before in Indonesia, scientists report. More

As the Earth warms, forest floors add greenhouse gases to the air
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Huge amounts of carbon trapped in the soils of U.S. forests will be released into the air as the planet heats up, contributing to a "vicious cycle" that could accelerate climate change, a new study concluded. More

Cosmic impact wiped out mammoths
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A study of rocks in Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Syria provides powerful support for the theory that a major impact helped wipe out mammoths and other megafauna, and destroyed a major prehistoric culture. More

New dating method shows cave art is older: Did Neanderthals do it?
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When archaeologists tried out a new technique to determine the age of Spain's most famous Paleolithic cave paintings, they were surprised to discover that the paintings were thousands of years older than previously thought — so old that it's conceivable they were painted by Neanderthals. The technique just might change the way we think about the paintings, and the way we think about our long-extinct, long-maligned Neanderthal cousins as well. More


 
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