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Melting ice spells volcanic trouble

Melting ice spells volcanic trouble | Geology | Scoop.it
Emerging links between climate change and shifts in the Earth's crust suggest the world faces an upsurge in volcanic activity
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Earth's Past Climate Reveals Future Global Warming

Earth's Past Climate Reveals Future Global Warming | Geology | Scoop.it
Emissions of carbon dioxide are changing the climate and natural factors like clouds may not help
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camille wildenburg's curator insight, February 8, 2015 1:22 PM

Global warming:

Many say that the issue of global warming can be directly attributed to the emission of fumes from the vehicles that human kind operates. But looking at the pattern of global warming and arctic freeze overs, patterns do change and fluctuate every thousands of years....is this global warming a natural change or are the actions of humanity bringing about this warming as an after effect?

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Neanderthals disappeared from the Iberian Peninsula earlier than the rest of Europe

Neanderthals disappeared from the Iberian Peninsula earlier than the rest of Europe | Geology | Scoop.it
Until a few months ago different scientific articles, including those published in 'Nature', dated the disappearance of the Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis) from Europe at around 40,000 years ago.
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Deep-Sea Microbes Unchanged for 2.3 Billion Years

Deep-Sea Microbes Unchanged for 2.3 Billion Years | Geology | Scoop.it
In the muddy sediments beneath the deep sea, scientists have found ancient communities of microbes that have remained virtually unchanged for 2.3B years --
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Dragon-Like 50-Foot-Long Dinosaur Fossil Discovery in China Stumps Palaeontologists

Dragon-Like 50-Foot-Long Dinosaur Fossil Discovery in China Stumps Palaeontologists | Geology | Scoop.it
Qijianglong lived in China 160 million years ago, and this creature had a neck that stretched nearly half the length of its 50-foot-long body.
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Mars: 'Water gullies' indicate glaciers advanced and retreated many times

Mars: 'Water gullies' indicate glaciers advanced and retreated many times | Geology | Scoop.it
Climate cycles on Mars are an ongoing process thanks to its wobbly rotation axis.
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Naturally Occurring Asbestos Found in Arizona, Nevada

Naturally Occurring Asbestos Found in Arizona, Nevada | Geology | Scoop.it
Geologists have discovered naturally occurring asbestos minerals in Clark County in southern Nevada and across the border in northwestern Arizona.
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Holistic policies needed to realize the potential for fossil fuel divestment

Holistic policies needed to realize the potential for fossil fuel divestment | Geology | Scoop.it
Replacing fossil fuel investments with 'green energy' stocks has minimal impact on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and is also unlikely to provide a safer haven for investors.
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Photographer Tomas Freyr Kristjansson stands in face of lava

Photographer Tomas Freyr Kristjansson stands in face of lava | Geology | Scoop.it
As lava bursts almost 500 feet in the air from Iceland's Holuhraun volcano, photographer Tomas Freyr Kristjansson gets as close as possible before security shuts down the site for tourists' safety.
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Hot spot volcanoes: no plumes required?

Hot spot volcanoes: no plumes required? | Geology | Scoop.it
It’s a simple and well-known picture. Volcanoes form either at plate boundaries due to subduction or inside plates due to mantle plumes.
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Museum fossil find pushes snake origins back by 65 million years

Museum fossil find pushes snake origins back by 65 million years | Geology | Scoop.it
We may need to slither back the clock on snake evolution. In fact, we may have been pretty wrong about just how snakes evolved.
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Good News For Coastlines Everywhere: New Monitoring Technique For Oil & Gas

Good News For Coastlines Everywhere: New Monitoring Technique For Oil & Gas | Geology | Scoop.it
Stanford scientists use ocean waves to monitor offshore oil and gas fields.
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Fossils' surroundings shed light on extinction and environmental changes

Fossils' surroundings shed light on extinction and environmental changes | Geology | Scoop.it
Paleobiologist Mark Patzkowsky remembers when the insight that would set the direction of his career snapped into focus.
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Ice ages boost production of new ocean crust

Ice ages boost production of new ocean crust | Geology | Scoop.it
When sea levels drop during ice ages, magma at mid-ocean ridges surges.
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Hidden Molten Channel Beneath Earth Discovered with a Blast

Hidden Molten Channel Beneath Earth Discovered with a Blast | Geology | Scoop.it
The bottom of one of Earth's rocky plates has been visualized in fine detail using sound waves from dynamite exploded deep underground, revealing a once-hidden channel of molten rock.
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Hot spots mapped: Arsenic taints many US wells

Hot spots mapped: Arsenic taints many US wells | Geology | Scoop.it
Naturally occurring arsenic in private wells threatens people in many U.S. states and parts of Canada, according to a package of a dozen scientific papers to be published next week.
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World's Biggest Trove of Gold Built by Ancient 'Secret Agents'

World's Biggest Trove of Gold Built by Ancient 'Secret Agents' | Geology | Scoop.it
The world's biggest gold deposit may have been formed through the action of ancient volcanic flows and primitive microbes.
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Long dry spell doomed Mexican city 1000 years ago

Long dry spell doomed Mexican city 1000 years ago | Geology | Scoop.it
The former city and now archaeological site called Cantona in the highlands east of Mexico City appears to have been abandoned nearly 1,000 years ago as a result of a prolonged dry spell that lasted about 650 years, according to a new study by...
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Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano could have stopped spewing by March

Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano could have stopped spewing by March | Geology | Scoop.it
The Holuhraun lava field in Iceland may finally be about to stop erupting, according to some experts.Recent research based on the reduction in lav...
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Transforming Mini-Neptunes into Habitable Super-Earths

Transforming Mini-Neptunes into Habitable Super-Earths | Geology | Scoop.it
A new study from the University of Washington details how strong irradiation from the host star can cause planets known as mini-Neptunes in the habitable zone to shed their gaseous envelopes and become potentially habitable worlds.
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Skull Fossil Offers New Clues on Human Journey From Africa

Skull Fossil Offers New Clues on Human Journey From Africa | Geology | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered a 55,000-year-old skull fossil that they say is a missing connection between African and European populations.
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4.4 billion-year-old Martian meteorite is a piece of the planet's crust

4.4 billion-year-old Martian meteorite is a piece of the planet's crust | Geology | Scoop.it
Composite rocks made of different types melded together like Black Beauty is what the Martian crust is made of.
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Millions Of Gallons Of Oil Settled At The Bottom Of The Gulf After BP Oil Spill

Millions Of Gallons Of Oil Settled At The Bottom Of The Gulf After BP Oil Spill | Geology | Scoop.it
Now that the oil is buried in the sediment of the Gulf's floor, it's part of the food chain, and could impact the health of fish and other marine life.
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"Life May Exist in the Milky Way that Dates Back 11 Billion Years"

"Life May Exist in the Milky Way that Dates Back 11 Billion Years" | Geology | Scoop.it
      "We now know that Earth-sized planets have formed throughout most of the Universe's 13.8-billion-year history, which could provide scope for the existence of ancient life in the Galaxy," said Tiago Campante, research leader from the...
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"Since the Beginning of Time, It is Almost impossible that Mars Ever had Water"

"Since the Beginning of Time, It is Almost impossible that Mars Ever had Water" | Geology | Scoop.it
        "Since the beginning of time, this planet was characterised by intense heat and volcanic activity, which would have evaporated any possible water and made the emergence of life highly unlikely," asserts ETH Zurich geophysicist Giovanni...
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