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Fossil of rare dinosaur found near Aspen

Fossil of rare dinosaur found near Aspen | Geology | Scoop.it
Fossil of rare dinosaur found near Aspen
Colorado Springs Gazette
SNOWMASS VILLAGE — A dinosaur fossil discovered in rural Old Snowmass turned out to be a very rare beast, according to the paleontologist leading the excavation.
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Volcanoes kick-start life | University of Southampton

Volcanoes kick-start life | University of Southampton | Geology | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Southampton, shed light on the important role volcanoes had in kick-starting life on Earth.
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Natural gas production in U.S. declines

Natural gas production in U.S. declines | Geology | Scoop.it
Energy Information Administration - EIA - Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government
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The 4 genetic traits that helped humans conquer the world

The 4 genetic traits that helped humans conquer the world | Geology | Scoop.it
Red hair isn’t all we got from Neanderthals. Without DNA gleaned from extinct human species our ancestors might never have survived Earth’s extremes
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Teaching People Climate Science “Dampens Public Concern”

Teaching People Climate Science “Dampens Public Concern” | Geology | Scoop.it
Guest essay by Eric Worrall Why would teaching people more about science, tend to reduce concern about Climate Change? The obvious explanation is there is something wrong with the science, that scientific literacy helps people see through the hype.
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Magnetic vortices record history of Earth's magnetic field

Magnetic vortices record history of Earth's magnetic field | Geology | Scoop.it
Ancient rock record remains unaltered by vast temperature fluctuations
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After decades of failed attempts, oil production begins at Point Thomson

After decades of failed attempts, oil production begins at Point Thomson | Geology | Scoop.it
Oil production has begun at ExxonMobil’s troubled Point Thomson field near the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a complex project that became a reality after decades of failed attempts and court fights with the state.  
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Are U.S. States Prepared to Manage Water in a Changing Climate?

An empirical study of water allocation and planning in five states concludes that they lack a statewide strategy to manage the impacts of climate change on water resources.
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Reading the Book of Life in Prehistoric Dung

Reading the Book of Life in Prehistoric Dung | Geology | Scoop.it
Karen Chin doesn’t have all the answers, but she is willing to make those awkward phone calls that will give her the information…

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Reef Larger Than Delaware Found At The Mouth Of The Amazon River

Reef Larger Than Delaware Found At The Mouth Of The Amazon River | Geology | Scoop.it
The reef is unusual because it lies in muddy waters, and scientists had only seen hints of its existence until recent research expeditions. They say it's already in danger because of oil drilling.
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Video: Cavers Continue to Push Sweden’s Longest Underwater Cave

Video: Cavers Continue to Push Sweden’s Longest Underwater Cave | Geology | Scoop.it
Follow along with cave divers as they explore Sweden’s Dolinsjö Cave as part of the 2016 Bjurälven Expedition.
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First direct evidence of ancient Mars’s oxygen-rich atmosphere

First direct evidence of ancient Mars’s oxygen-rich atmosphere | Geology | Scoop.it
Suspicions that Mars once had oxygen-rich air are backed by the NASA Curiosity rover's find of manganese oxide in surface rocks
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China Confirms a Mars Rover Mission --Follows a 2018 Mission to Explore Far Side of the Moon

China Confirms a Mars Rover Mission --Follows a 2018 Mission to Explore Far Side of the Moon | Geology | Scoop.it
China plans to send a rover to Mars to explore the Red Planet, a top space official announced on Friday, in the latest step of its ambitious space program.Authorities approved the mission in January, said National Space Administration directo...
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The Sliding Rocks of Racetrack Playa Mystery

The Sliding Rocks of Racetrack Playa Mystery | Geology | Scoop.it
Photos and Story of the Sliding Rocks of Racetrack Playa, Death Valley - also known as
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Potential lithium brines investigated in Australia

Potential lithium brines investigated in Australia | Geology | Scoop.it
As society becomes more dependent on technology, metals like lithium are in high demand.
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Teaching People Climate Science “Dampens Public Concern”

Teaching People Climate Science “Dampens Public Concern” | Geology | Scoop.it
Guest essay by Eric Worrall Why would teaching people more about science, tend to reduce concern about Climate Change? The obvious explanation is there is something wrong with the science, that scientific literacy helps people see through the hype.
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Astronomers Use Light Echoes to Measure Protoplanetary Disk

Astronomers Use Light Echoes to Measure Protoplanetary Disk | Geology | Scoop.it
Using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and four ground-based telescopes, astronomers determine the distance from a star to the inner rim of its surrounding protoplanetary disk.
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Nigerian oil output forecasts drop sharply due to policy uncertainty

Nigerian oil output forecasts drop sharply due to policy uncertainty | Geology | Scoop.it
Nigeria’s oil output is set to decline sharply over the next decade, according to analysts, mainly because of uncertainty over promised reforms to the cash-strapped and debt-laden state oil company, joint venture cash call debts as well as the non passage of the petroleum industry bill (PIB), FT reports. Wood Mackenzie, an energy consultancy, hasRead More
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New Study Traces the Impact of Volcanic Activity on Climate Change

New Study Traces the Impact of Volcanic Activity on Climate Change | Geology | Scoop.it
A newly published study shows that for the majority of Earth’s history, continental arc volcanism has been the main driver of long-term climate variability.
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Warnings did not stop development in Colorado Springs' landslide zone

Warnings did not stop development in Colorado Springs' landslide zone | Geology | Scoop.it
Thousands of homes in southwest Colorado Springs were built in the slide zone, despite repeated warnings from geologists who said the area was risky for
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Volcanic Lightning Could Aid Hazard Response During Eruptions

Volcanic Lightning Could Aid Hazard Response During Eruptions | Geology | Scoop.it
Lightning and ash plume dynamics reflected eruption behavior and signaled the onset of fast-moving rock and gas flows during the 2015 eruption of Chile's Calbuco volcano.
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Drone footage of the Kumamoto earthquake landslides

Drone footage of the Kumamoto earthquake landslides | Geology | Scoop.it
Drone footage and high quality images are now becoming available of the Kumamoto Earthquake landslides in Japan. The landslides appear to be remarkable
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Hydrogen makes the natural gas network greener

Hydrogen makes the natural gas network greener | Geology | Scoop.it
Hydrogen from the natural gas pipeline – a separation technique developed by TU Wien is opening up new possibilities for our natural gas network and improves the ecological balance of hydrogen fuel cells.
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Volcanic Bomb - Earth Science picture of the day

Volcanic Bomb - Earth Science picture of the day | Geology | Scoop.it
Take a look back at some of the EPODs our viewers found particularly eye-catching. Today and every Saturday EPOD invites you to rediscover favorites from the past.
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Huge never-before-seen lake spotted hiding under Antarctic ice

Huge never-before-seen lake spotted hiding under Antarctic ice | Geology | Scoop.it
The subglacial lake is second in size only to Lake Vostok, but much nearer to research stations, making it easier to hunt there for new life forms
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