Quickly Rising Antarctica Suggests ‘Runny’ Earth


Antarctica is rising unusually quickly, revealing that hot rock in the Earth’s mantle hundreds of miles below the icy continent is flowing much faster than expected, researchers say. Antarctic ice is more than 2.6 miles (4.2 kilometers) thick on some parts of the continent, a reminder that glaciers that were miles thick once covered many parts of Earth’s surface. When these ice sheets shrink, as is happening now in the world’s polar regions due to climate change, the underlying Earth rebounds upward, like how mattresses typically decompress after people get off them. Past research suggested this rebound involved very slow uplift of the Earth’s surface over thousands of years….

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Fungus brewing among coffee growers – WFSB

Chron.com Fungus brewing among coffee growersWFSBExperts said coffee drinkers shouldn’t percolate just yet, however it could soon hit them in the wallet. It’s called “Coffee Rust” and it is wreaking havoc on Arabica beans in Latin America and the Caribbean. Monday, The U.S. government said it was …Coffee fungus raising […]