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Adjusting Earth's thermostat, with caution
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences via ScienceDaily
A vast majority of scientists believe that the Earth is warming at an unprecedented rate and that human activity is almost certainly the dominant cause. But on the topics of response and mitigation, there is far less consensus.
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Goldschmidt2015: Call for Sessions
The Goldschmidt2015 call for sessions is now open. The science committee would like to invite the community to review the list of sessions proposed and suggest new sessions where the subject matter would not be covered by the existing list. You should be confident that any session you propose will attract at least 25 abstract submissions to the conference. The call for sessions will run until Dec. 15 so you have until then to submit your session title, list of convenors, description and possible speakers. After Dec. 15 the full list of sessions will be reviewed and all those suggesting sessions will informed of their status by Jan. 20 ready for abstract submission to begin on Feb. 15. If your session is accepted into the final program you will be expected to confirm the details including a possible keynote speaker by Feb. 5. Please do not confirm invitations to speakers until your session is accepted.
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Goldschmidt2016: Science Committee finalized
The Goldschmidt2016 Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the leaders of the Science Committee have been finalized. They are:
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Geochemical Career Center

New! University Lecturer in Earth Sciences (University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK)

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New in GCA (v.144, 1 November 2014)
Record of multiple stage channelized fluid and melt activities in deeply subducted slab from zircon U–Pb age and Hf–O isotope compositions

Controls on thallium uptake during hydrothermal alteration of the upper ocean crust

Sedimentary input to the source of Lesser Antilles lavas: A Li perspective

Sources and proxy potential of long chain alkyl diols in lacustrine environments

Community calcification in Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef: A 33 year perspective

Isotopic characteristics of canopies in simulated leaf assemblages

Oxidation of synthesized sub-micron pyrite (FeS2) in seawater

Nucleation and growth of todorokite from birnessite: Implications for trace-metal cycling in marine sediments

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Spiraling light, nanoparticles and insights into life's structure
University of Michigan via ScienceDaily
As hands come in left and right versions that are mirror images of each other, so do the amino acids and sugars within us. But unlike hands, only the left-oriented amino acids and the right-oriented sugars ever make into life as we know it.
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40 years of scratching reveals ocean acidification data
Climate Central
As carbon dioxide levels increase due largely to human emissions, the world's oceans are becoming highly corrosive to a number of organisms that call it home. But the rate of acidification and related changes are anything but uniform.
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Jurassic climate was far more complex than previously known
Space Daily
The climate 150 million years ago of a large swath of the western United States was more complex than previously known, according to new research from Southern Methodist University, Dallas. It's been held that the climate during the Jurassic was fairly dry in New Mexico, then gradually transitioned to a wetter climate northward to Montana.
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Retiring U.S. Congressman Rush D. Holt, Ph.D., a scientist and teacher, to lead AAAS
Congressman Rush D. Holt, Ph.D., who will retire from the U.S. House of Representatives at the end of his eighth term, has agreed to join the world's largest general scientific organization, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as chief executive officer and executive publisher of the Science family of journals.
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