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Scientists Connect Seawater Chemistry With Climate Change and Evolution


July 19, 2012

satellite image of Iran's Zagros Mountains Humans get most of the blame for climate change with little attention paid to the contribution of other natural forces. Now, scientists from the University of Toronto and the University of California, Santa Cruz, are shedding light on one potential cause of the cooling trend of the past 45 million years that has everything to do with the chemistry of the world's oceans. Full Story

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