Entries by Linda Welzenbach

Air bubbles in Antarctic ice point to cause of oxygen decline

Jade Boyd – Dec. 20, 2021 RICE NEWS > Current News > 2021 Glacial erosion likely caused atmospheric oxygen levels to dip over past 800,000 years   HOUSTON – (Dec. 20, 2021) – An unknown culprit has been removing oxygen from our atmosphere for at least 800,000 years, and an analysis of air bubbles preserved in Antarctic ice for up to […]

Sylvia Dee wins fellowship to launch Gulf of Mexico study

MIKE WILLIAMS – SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 National Academies back ‘bold’ research projects by early-career scientists Sylvia Dee, an assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences at Rice University, has won one of eight national early-career fellowships to pursue research that relates to the changing ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico. Sylvia Dee Dee was selected […]

Nature’s archive reveals Atlantic tempests through time

MIKE WILLIAMS – SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 Paleo storm hunters at Rice need data to refine the record of history’s hurricanes Atlantic hurricanes don’t just come and go. They leave clues to their passage through the landscape that last centuries or more. Rice University scientists are using these natural archives to find signs of storms hundreds of […]

Sylvia Dee highlights the accomplishments of 19th Century scientist Eunice Foote

Sylvia Dee, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, authored an article about the work of American scientist  Eunice Foote, who published a paper that documented the underlying cause of today’s climate change crisis. (This article originally appeared in The Conversation and was included in a previous edition of Dateline. It has also appeared […]