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Earth and Environmental Science: Research Overview

examines questions that scientists are pursuing: What part do we play in earth's changing climate? What can rock layers tell us about earth's history? How can we understand the forces that lead to earthquakes and volcanoes? How can organisms live without sunlight? How do long-term changes affect earth's ecosystems? (National Science Foundation)

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Interesting Fact:

Weather changes all the time. The average pattern of weather, called climate, usually stays the same for centuries if it is undisturbed. However, earth is not being left alone. People are taking actions that can change earth and its climate in significant ways.
Pictured is a colony of giant tubeworms with vent fish and crabs, all highly specialized for and found only in the extreme environment of the hydrothermal vent ecosystem. Credit: Richard Lutz, Rutgers

Giant tubeworms

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