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  • Shrub encroachment into the Arctic tundra could cause early snowmelts and warmer springtime temperatures.

    • Alex Thompson
    Research Highlights
  • Melting glaciers in Greenland cause uplift of the underlying crust.

    • Alicia Newton
    Research Highlights
  • By slowing down the rate of river incision, large landslides govern a river's response to climatic or tectonic changes and significantly influence landscape evolution.

    • Ninad Bondre
    Research Highlights
  • Amazonian fires and the associated emissions of smoke particles to the atmosphere have been much lower in 2006 than was expected from previous years, thanks to a successful international agreement.

    • Alex Thompson
    Research Highlights
  • The hitherto enigmatic lead isotopic composition of oceanic basalts is governed by the transfer of lead from the subducted oceanic crust to the overlying mantle wedge.

    • Ninad Bondre
    Research Highlights
  • The acceleration of sea ice decline owing to the loss of the Arctic Ocean's insulating icy lid can now be quantified

    • Alicia Newton
    Research Highlights
  • Near slow-spreading oceanic ridges, hydrothermal vent fluids can take an express loop guided by shallow-angle faults in the oceanic crust.

    • Heike Langenberg
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  • Over the Sargasso Sea, polluted air coming from North America is richer in biologically available iron than dusty air from the Sahara, which has potential implications for ocean productivity.

    • Heike Langenberg
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  • The mantle plume that is thought to have broken up the supercontinent Gondwanaland may have melted the bottom half of the Indian tectonic plate, facilitating its high-speed drift.

    • Katherine Anderson
    Research Highlights
  • Fossilized plant spores remain morphologically and chemically intact even through high-grade metamorphism.

    • Alicia Newton
    Research Highlights
  • Increased emissions of dimethyl sulphide by phytoplankton in a warmer world won't slow global warming.

    • Alex Thompson
    Research Highlights
  • Long growing seasons in a warmer world will not lead to carbon uptake in the terrestrial ecosystems of the Northern Hemisphere.

    • Alex Thompson
    Research Highlights
  • Potassium-rich volcanism in the Sierra Nevada records the birth of a plate boundary rather than root removal.

    • Ninad Bondre
    Research Highlights
  • A unique plate interaction under eastern Japan poses an additional seismic risk for Tokyo and the surrounding region.

    • Katherine Anderson
    Research Highlights
  • Guatemalan lake sediments reveal decoupling of soil erosion rates from population density during ancient Maya settlement

    • Katherine Anderson
    Research Highlights
  • Frequent summer dust storms over the Tibetan Plateau, originating from the Taklamakan desert, affect central Asian climate

    • Alicia Newton
    Research Highlights
  • 3He — a potential clean and safe energy source — is ∼30,000 times more abundant on the Moon's surface than on Earth

    • Ninad Bondre
    Research Highlights