Mud samples extracted from below the Pacific ocean surface where ...
Jul 5th, 2011
(Reuters) - Mud samples extracted from below the Pacific ocean surface where rare earth elements were found, is pictured at a laboratory of Yasuhiro Kato, an associate professor of earth science at the University of Tokyo, July 5, 2011. Vast deposits of rare earth minerals, crucial in making high-tech electronics products, have been found on the floor of the Pacific Ocean and can be readily extracted, Japanese scientists said on Monday. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS) -
Beneath Antarctic glaciers sliding quickly toward the sea, researchers now find that stripes of extremely high friction exist that help control the rates at which giant chunks of ice flow into the ocean. As climate is changing globally, scientists concerned about melting ice caps and subsequent rising sea levels have focused on ice streams near the... [Full Article]
Tiffany & Co.'s third-quarter net income climbed 50 percent, buoyed by strong sales in the Asia-Pacific region. Its results topped Wall Street's view, and the luxury retailer raised its full-year adjusted ... (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
In the last 10,000 years, the Greenland Ice Sheet shrank to its smallest size around 3,000 to 5,000 years ago, when ocean temperatures were also quite high, a new study suggests. Understanding the reaction ice sheets like the ones covering Greenland and Antarctica will have to climate change is important because the melting ice could contribute sig... [Full Article]