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  • 11/22/19 - Eos

    Technology and natural hazards clash to create 'natech' disasters

    https://www.sciencenews.org/article/technology-natural-hazards-natech-disasters-lightning-wildfire

    Citation: Sever, M. (2020), Technology and natural hazards clash to create 'natech' disasters, Science News. Published online 13 November 2020.

  • 11/22/19 - Eos

    Jumping 'snake worms' are invading U.S. forests

    https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/jumping-snake-worms-are-invading-u-s-forests

    Citation: Sever, M. (2020), Jumping 'snake worms' are invading U.S. forests, Science News for Students, Published online 9 November 2020.

  • 11/22/19 - Eos

    Biggest risk to surface water after a wildfire? It's complicated

    https://eos.org/articles/biggest-risk-to-surface-water-after-a-wildfire-its-complicated

    Citation: Sever, M. (2020), Biggest risk to surface water after a wildfire? It’s complicated, Eos, 101, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020EO150691. Published online 20 October 2020.

  • 11/22/19 - Eos

    Invasive jumping worms damage U.S. soil and threaten forests

    https://www.sciencenews.org/article/invasive-jumping-worms-damage-soil-threaten-forests

    Citation: Sever, M. (2020), Invasive jumping worms damage U.S. soil and threaten forests, Science News. Published online 29 September 2020.

  • 11/22/19 - Eos

    Rapid climate change caused Las Vegas fault to shake

    https://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/rapid-climate-change-caused-las-vegas-fault-to-shake-11601/

    Citation: Sever, M. (2020), Rapid climate change caused Las Vegas fault to shake, Temblor, https://doi.org/10.10.32858/temblor.111Published online 13 August 2020.

  • 11/22/19 - Eos

    Gypsum finds a way to get to the root of the acidity problem

    https://acsess.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/csan.20243

    Citation: Sever, M. (2020), Gypsum finds a way to get to the root of the acidity problem, CSA News, https://doi.org/10.1002/csan.20243. Published online 21 July 2020; in print 03 August 2020.

  • 11/22/19 - Eos

    An asteroid impact, not volcanism, may have made Earth unlivable for dinosaurs

    https://www.sciencenews.org/article/asteroid-impact-volcanism-earth-dinosaurs-deccan-mass-extinction

    Citation: Sever, M. (2020), An asteroid impact, not volcanism, may have made Earth unlivable for dinosaurs, Science News. Published online 17 July 2020.

  • 11/22/19 - Eos

    Fugitive methane escapes from farms via anaerobic digesters

    https://acsess.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/csan.20217

    Citation: Sever, M. (2020), Fugitive methane escapes from farms via anaerobic digesters, CSA News. https://doi.org/10.1002/csan.20217. Published online 18 June 2020; in print 01 July 2020.

  • 11/22/19 - Eos

    How giving cash to poor families may also save trees in Indonesia

    https://www.sciencenews.org/article/deforestation-trees-indonesia-cash-poor-families-programs

    Citation: Sever, M. (2020), How giving cash to poor families may also save trees in Indonesia, Science News. Published online 12 June 2020.

  • 11/22/19 - Eos

    Sunburned surface reveals asteroid formation and orbital secrets

    https://eos.org/articles/sunburned-surface-reveals-asteroid-formation-and-orbital-secrets

    Citation: Sever, M. (2020), Sunburned surface reveals asteroid formation and orbital secrets, Eos, 101, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020EO145163. Published online 05 June 2020.

  • 11/22/19 - Eos

    Seismic noise reveals landslides in the Gulf of Mexico

    https://eos.org/articles/seismic-noise-reveals-landslides-in-the-gulf-of-mexico

    Citation: Sever, M. (2020), Seismic noise reveals landslides in the Gulf of Mexico, Eos, 101, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020EO144445Published online 26 May 2020.

  • 11/22/19 - Eos

    Oysters clear the waters, but do they muddy the soil?

    https://acsess.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/csan.20167

    Citation: Sever, M. (2020), Oysters clear the waters, but do they muddy the soil?, CSA News, 

    https://doi.org/10.1002/csan.20167

    Published online 20 May 2020.

  • 11/22/19 - Eos

    Did rain put the Kilauea volcano's lava-making into overdrive?

    https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/heavy-rain-kilauea-volcano-lava-eruption

    Citation: Sever, M. (2020), Did rain put the Kilauea volcano's lava-making into overdrive?, Science News for Students. Published online 15 May 2020.

  • 11/22/19 - Eos

    Did heavy rain trigger Kilauea's eruption? It's complicated

    https://www.sciencenews.org/article/heavy-rain-kilauea-eruption

    Citation: Sever, M. (2020), Did heavy rain trigger Kilauea's eruption? It's complicated, Science News. Published online 23 April 2020.

  • 11/22/19 - Eos

    Economic costs of rising seas will be steeper than we thought, unless we prepare

    https://www.sciencenews.org/article/climate-economic-costs-rising-seas-will-be-steeper-than-thought

    Citation: Sever, M. (2020), Economic costs of rising seas will be steeper than we thought, unless we prepare, Science News. Published online 21 February 2020, and in print 28 March 2020.

  • 11/22/19 - Eos

    What is left in the air after a wildfire depends on exactly what burned

    https://eos.org/features/what-is-left-in-the-air-after-a-wildfire-depends-on-exactly-what-burned

    Citation: Sever, M. (2020), What is left in the air after a wildfire depends on exactly what burned, Eos, 101, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020EO138965. Published on 23 January 2020.

  • 11/22/19 - Eos

    Iconic palms add to fire danger in Southern California

    https://eos.org/articles/iconic-palms-add-to-fire-danger-in-southern-california

     

    Citation: Sever, M. (2019), Iconic palms add to fire danger in Southern California, Eos, 100, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019EO136574. Published on 22 November 2019.

  • 11/06/19 - Eos

    Asbestos fibers thread through rocks and dust outside Vegas

    https://eos.org/articles/asbestos-fibers-thread-through-rocks-and-dust-outside-vegas

     

    Citation: Sever, M. (2019), Asbestos fibers thread through rocks and dust outside Vegas, Eos, 100, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019EO136324. Published on 06 November 2019.

  • 11/07/19 - Eos

    Road dust: A health hazard hidden in plain sight

    https://eos.org/articles/road-dust-a-health-hazard-hidden-in-plain-sight

    Citation: Sever, M. (2019), Road dust: A health hazard hidden in plain sight, Eos, 100, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019EO136341. Published on 07 November 2019.

  • 10/10/19 - CSA News

    New sensor measures biological activity in soil at field scale in real time 

    https://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/csa/articles/64/10/8

    Citation: Sever, M. (2019), New sensor measures biological activity in soil at field scale in real time, CSA News, https://doi:10.2134/csa2019.64.1003. Published on 10 October 2019.

  • 08/08/19 - Science News

    The worst wildfires can send smoke high enough to affect the ozone layer

    https://www.sciencenews.org/article/worst-wildfires-can-send-smoke-high-enough-affect-ozone-layer

     

    Citation: Sever, M. (2019), The worst wildfires can send smoke high enough to affect the ozone layer, Science News. Published on 08 August 2019, and in print 14 September 2019.

  • 10/07/19 - Eos

    Wildfires affect water resources long after the smoke clears

    https://eos.org/articles/wildfires-affect-water-resources-long-after-the-smoke-clears

     

    Citation: Sever, M. (2019), Wildfires affect water resources long after the smoke clears, Eos, 100, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019EO134717. Published on 07 October 2019.