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Coral reef spread 'ruled' by volcanoes - ABC Science Online

Coral reef spread 'ruled' by volcanoes - ABC Science Online | Geology | Scoop.it
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Coral reef spread 'ruled' by volcanoes
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Volcanoes rule coral The Earth's ever-shifting geology is affecting the diversity of coral reefs across the Indian and Pacific oceans, a new study shows.
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A Geologic History of an Ancient Martian Lake System in Jezero Crater

A Geologic History of an Ancient Martian Lake System in Jezero Crater | Geology | Scoop.it
Using NASA data, researchers from Brown University created a geologic history of flowing water on the surface of Mars.
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Inshore corals prove resilient to sediments

Inshore corals prove resilient to sediments | Geology | Scoop.it
Inshore corals may be better able to cope with natural and human-induced sediment resuspension events than previously thought, according to a local researcher.
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Uninhabited Scottish island continues to supply bulk of curling rocks

Uninhabited Scottish island continues to supply bulk of curling rocks | Geology | Scoop.it
Granite still used in construction of 60 to 70 per cent of curling stones in play today
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Goce gravity boost to geothermal hunt

Goce gravity boost to geothermal hunt | Geology | Scoop.it
Observations from space assist the search for new locations to site geothermal power stations.
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Collision with 'second Earth' probably created the Moon

Collision with 'second Earth' probably created the Moon | Geology | Scoop.it
It now appears increasingly like the Moon is the offspring of perhaps the single most devastating event in the history of our planet.
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KrisEnergy announces start of offshore exploration seismic program in Vietnam

KrisEnergy announces start of offshore exploration seismic program in Vietnam | Geology | Scoop.it
The survey, which is expected to take 23 days, is designed to image the carbonate and basement sections of the Ca Lang prospect and associated leads on the Tri Ton Horst. 
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Scientists discover elusive secret of how continents formed

Scientists discover elusive secret of how continents formed | Geology | Scoop.it
An international research team, led by a Virginia Tech geoscientist, has revealed information about how continents were generated on Earth more than 2.5 billion years ago—and how those processes have continued within the last 70 million years to...
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Continents were generated more than 2.5 billion years ago. Back then the Earth was three times hotter, volcanic activity was more active, and life was very limited. Researchers say that erupted lava reached continental crust-like composition about 10 million years ago.
Corbin Baker's comment, April 13, 8:49 PM
I think this is really cool. I wonder how much other stuff this will help us find out. This may help us find out how old some things are.
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Insights into the Mysterious Ocean Floor

Insights into the Mysterious Ocean Floor | Geology | Scoop.it
During an expedition of the German research vessel Meteor in 2012, scientists from the GEOMAR Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (Germany), together with colleagues from Bremen and Halle, Portugal, Spain and the UK, discovered mud volcanoes ...
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US Crude Oil Production in 2014 Sees Highest Growth in Over 100 Years

US Crude Oil Production in 2014 Sees Highest Growth in Over 100 Years | Geology | Scoop.it
The US Energy Information Administration reported that during 2014 US crude oil production increased by 1.2 million barrels per day to 8.7 million barrels, the largest volume recording since 1900, when record-keeping first began.Continue reading...
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New lobster-like predator found in 508 million-year-old fossil-rich site

New lobster-like predator found in 508 million-year-old fossil-rich site | Geology | Scoop.it
What do butterflies, spiders and lobsters have in common?
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A stiff new layer in Earth's mantle: Why the planet's conveyor belt hangs up 930 miles deep

A stiff new layer in Earth's mantle: Why the planet's conveyor belt hangs up 930 miles deep | Geology | Scoop.it
By crushing minerals between diamonds, a University of Utah study suggests the existence of an unknown layer inside Earth: part of the lower mantle where the rock gets three times stiffer.
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Highest and lowest points on Earth... Mountains & boreholes!

Highest and lowest points on Earth... Mountains & boreholes! | Geology | Scoop.it
Ever wonder how high the highest points on Earth are, in contrast to the deepest manmade boreholes and ocean trenches? Check out this fascinating infographic.
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VIDEO: Explosion at Peru's Ubinas volcano sets off mudslides

VIDEO: Explosion at Peru's Ubinas volcano sets off mudslides | Geology | Scoop.it
Peru's towering Ubinas volcano spews plumes of smoke and ash high into the sky, triggering off a series of mudslides
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Scientists must speak up on fossil-fuel divestment

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Scientists must speak up on fossil-fuel divestment
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And as we burn fossil fuels ever faster they present a moving target.
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Reassessing China's dinosaur 'Pompeii'

Reassessing China's dinosaur 'Pompeii' | Geology | Scoop.it
University of Bristol Reassessing China's dinosaur 'Pompeii' University of Bristol Once we established proper placement of these fossils in the sedimentary sequence it became clear that these animals had been buried by sediments that were deposited...
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If Earth never had life, continents would be smaller

If Earth never had life, continents would be smaller | Geology | Scoop.it
Reduced erosion in the long run would lead to less continental crust
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Geologists Discover New Layer in Earth's Mantle

Geologists Discover New Layer in Earth's Mantle | Geology | Scoop.it
New research suggests the existence of an unknown superviscous layer inside our planet: part of the lower mantle where the rock gets 3 times stiffer.
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Geologist identifies new source of methane for gas hydrates in Arctic

Geologist identifies new source of methane for gas hydrates in Arctic | Geology | Scoop.it
Research led by a University of New Hampshire professor has identified a new source of methane for gas hydrates—ice-like substances found in sediment that trap methane within the crystal structure of frozen water—in the Arctic Ocean.
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Does Fracking Have A Future In Asia?

Does Fracking Have A Future In Asia? | Geology | Scoop.it
Some of Asia’s biggest oil and gas importers are sitting on vast shale reserves and yet many of them have still not started development, but why?
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Pre-industrial Anthropocene Detected in Peru

Pre-industrial Anthropocene Detected in Peru | Geology | Scoop.it
Cores taken from glaciers in Peru reveal deposits of antimony, a pollutant associated with 16th century Spanish mine, showing the start of the Anthropocene.
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Earth Tectonic Plate Simulation Reveals Our Planet Has Changed A LOT In 200 My

Earth Tectonic Plate Simulation Reveals Our Planet Has Changed A LOT In 200 My | Geology | Scoop.it
Just how much has Earth changed since its Pangea days? You might be surprised.

Of course, our planet hasn't always had seven continents.
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Curiosity Finds Evidence of Nitrates on Mars

Curiosity Finds Evidence of Nitrates on Mars | Geology | Scoop.it
NASA’s Curiosity rover has discovered evidence of nitrates in scooped samples of windblown sand and dust at the “Rocknest” site, providing further evidence that the ingredients needed for life were present on Mars billions of years ago.
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Habitable Exoplanets Could Experience a Wide Range of Climates

Habitable Exoplanets Could Experience a Wide Range of Climates | Geology | Scoop.it
New research from astronomers at the University of Washington details how some habitable exoplanets could experience wildly unpredictable climates.
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