Geobiology

Geobiology is a science that combines geology and biology to study the interactions of organisms with their environment. Articles on Geobiology include topics on the interactions of the biosphere with the lithosphere, or with the athmosphere.

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NASA Scientists Find Primordial Organic Matter In Meteorite

13 Dec 2006

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NASA researchers at Johnson Space Center, Houston have found organic materials that formed in the most distant reaches of the early Solar System preserved in a unique meteorite.

Study: Temperate Forests Could Worsen Global Warming

20 Mar 2007

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Growing a forest might sound like a good idea to combat global warming, since trees draw carbon dioxide from the air and release cool water from their leaves.

Scientists Find Clue To Blindness In Cavefish

20 Mar 2007

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In dark pools in Mexican caves, the blind cavefish survives just fine without eyesight, finding food in an environment of low productivity, swimming without bumping into the sides of the rock walls.

NASA Unveils New "Natural Hazards" Web Site

20 Mar 2007

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NASA has unveiled a new Web site in which it publishes satellite images in near real time over natural hazards around the world.

How Bacteria Appear To Affect Arsenic Concentrations In Groundwater

20 Mar 2007

Rating: 6.67

To see if bacteria affect arsenic concentration, groundwater samples were taken from two high-arsenic areas in Maine, and water chemistry and two bacterial populations were measured

Equatorial Water May Have Provided Means Of Survival

20 Mar 2007

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Sudden warming trends melted ice, providing refuge for multi-celled animals while the rest of the Earth was frozen

Melting The Snowball Earth

20 Mar 2007

Rating: 5.00

Scientists believe that during the Neoproterozoic era 750 million years ago, a severe ice age occurred that almost completely froze Earth's oceans.

Solving Darwin's Dilemma: Oxygen May Be The Clue To First Appearance Of Large Animals

20 Mar 2007

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New findings reported today shed light on why, after three billion years of mostly single-celled evolution, these large animals suddenly appeared in the fossil record.

150 Million-Year-Old Sunken Slab Beneath Siberia

20 Mar 2007

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Scientists have located a piece of Earth's ancient history buried 1,550 miles below its surface.

Study Casts Doubt On 'Snowball Earth' Theory

20 Mar 2007

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A study that applied innovative techniques to previously unexamined rock formations has turned up strong evidence on the "Slushball Earth"side of a decades-long scientific argument.

Geobiologists Solve 'Catch-22 Problem' Concerning The Rise Of Atmospheric Oxygen

20 Mar 2007

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Two and a half billion years ago, the process known as photosynthesis suddenly gained the ability to release molecular oxygen into Earth's atmosphere, causing one of the largest environmental changes in the history of our planet.