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Volcanic Explosivity Index: Measuring the size of an eruption

Volcanic Explosivity Index: Measuring the size of an eruption | Geology | Scoop.it
The volcanic explosivity index uses the amount of pyroclastic material ejected as a measure of explosivity. Some eruptions are millions of times more explosive than others.
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U.S. oil industry bankruptcy wave nears size of telecom bust

U.S. oil industry bankruptcy wave nears size of telecom bust | Geology | Scoop.it
The rout in crude prices is snowballing into one of the biggest avalanches in the history of corporate America, with 59 oil and gas companies now bankrupt after this week's filings for creditor protection by Midstates Petroleum and Ultra Petroleum.
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As Lava Flows, Refined Model Predicts a Path

As Lava Flows, Refined Model Predicts a Path | Geology | Scoop.it
Simulations that melded volcano topography, satellite observations, and virtual lava accurately anticipated the destruction of villages 18 months ago by Cape Verde's Fogo volcano.
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Measuring Earthquakes by Leicester City Fans

www.le.ac.uk Leicester City Football Club has been making a big impact on the Premier League this season, and their success has been sending shockwaves
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Explosion of Texan pipeline cuts flows

Explosion of Texan pipeline cuts flows | Geology | Scoop.it
Energy Information Administration - EIA - Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government
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A fascinating hypothetical study into what a geologist would find of us in 100 million years

A fascinating hypothetical study into what a geologist would find of us in 100 million years | Geology | Scoop.it
‘What would a palaeontologist of the far future do if he, she (or indeed, it) came upon technofossils, the petrified artefacts of a long-extinct civilization?
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Are Oil Rigs the World's Tallest Structures?

Are Oil Rigs the World's Tallest Structures? | Geology | Scoop.it
The Magnolia TLP is a deepwater oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that manages production from five wells in water nearly 5000 feet deep.
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Evidence Points to Planet Nine Existing, But How Was it Produced?

Evidence Points to Planet Nine Existing, But How Was it Produced? | Geology | Scoop.it
New research examines Planet Nine and the mystery behind its existence. Earlier this year scientists presented evidence for Planet Nine, a Neptune-mass planet in an elliptical orbit 10 times farther from our Sun than Pluto.
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How much does groundwater contribute to sea level rise?

Land water, including groundwater extraction, contributes far less to sea level rise than previously thought, according to a new study.

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Game of bones: first Europeans’ shifting fortunes found in DNA

Game of bones: first Europeans’ shifting fortunes found in DNA | Geology | Scoop.it
Prehistoric Europe was a dynamic place where human populations would rise to dominance, get swept aside by others and then rise again years later, and a new genetic analysis shows what happened
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The Blombos Cave Discoveries --"Emergence of the Human Super Brain"

The Blombos Cave Discoveries --"Emergence of the Human Super Brain" | Geology | Scoop.it
Blombos Cave in South Africa has given us vast knowledge about our early ancestors, realigning scientific notions of the origins of early modern behavior, pushing back the dates of evidence of sophisticated cognitive actions such as flint working,...
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‘Dino-Brexit’: bizarre migration saw dinosaurs flood out of Europe in Cretaceous Period

‘Dino-Brexit’: bizarre migration saw dinosaurs flood out of Europe in Cretaceous Period | Geology | Scoop.it
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A Hole in Earth's Surface

A Hole in Earth's Surface | Geology | Scoop.it
Research shows that a broken lithosphere underneath the island of Hawai'i could explain the island's patterns of seismic activity.
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Becoming Habitable in the Habitable Zone

Becoming Habitable in the Habitable Zone | Geology | Scoop.it
Scientists explore how interactions between a rocky planet's climate, mantle, and core can affect its evolution and determine whether it could sustain life.
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Alberta's 'Vicious' Wildfires Spread to Suncor Oil-Sands Site

Alberta's 'Vicious' Wildfires Spread to Suncor Oil-Sands Site | Geology | Scoop.it
Wildfires raging through Alberta have spread to the main oil-sands facilities north of Fort McMurray, knocking out an estimated 1 million barrels of production from Canada’s energy hub. A cold front scheduled to pass through the area today may bring light rain that would help fire fighters battle the inferno.
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Ice core reveals how lush Antarctica changed to icy desert

Ice core reveals how lush Antarctica changed to icy desert | Geology | Scoop.it
A single core of marine sediment holds the entire record of Antarctica's journey from subtropical forest to the ice-covered desert it is now
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Scientists map new land created by a volcano

Scientists map new land created by a volcano | Geology | Scoop.it
One of the earth's newest islands exploded into view from the bottom of the southwest Pacific Ocean in January 2015, and scientists sailing around the volcano this spring have created a detailed map of its topography.
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Mount St. Helens Is Recharging Its Magma Stores, Setting Off Earthquake Swarms

Mount St. Helens Is Recharging Its Magma Stores, Setting Off Earthquake Swarms | Geology | Scoop.it
Mount St. Helens in Washington may have been quiet at the surface since 2008, but that doesn't mean it isn't recharging for the next one.
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San Andreas Fault Map - Zoom In on the Fault!

Satellite view of the San Andreas Fault by Dr. David K. Lynch and Bradley Cole - Geology.com
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Reveals Clues about Volcanoes Under Ice on Ancient Mars

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Reveals Clues about Volcanoes Under Ice on Ancient Mars | Geology | Scoop.it
New evidence from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests that volcanoes erupted beneath an ice sheet on Mars billions of years ago. The research about these volcanoes helps show there was extensive ice on ancient Mars.
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VIDEO: landslide in loess in Kyrgyzstan

VIDEO: landslide in loess in Kyrgyzstan | Geology | Scoop.it
An astonishing video has appeared on Youtube showing a video in, I assume, loess in Kyrgyzstan a few days ago. The landslide killed a teenage boy.
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Utah Earthquake Country Examined

Signs of earthquakes are everywhere in the chaotically beautiful geology of southwest Utah and the region where the mile-high Colorado Plateau falls off in
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Scientists Discover "Why the Increase in the Complexity of Life Stopped 3,000 Million Years Ago"

The halt in the increase in the complexity of life happened more than 3,000 million years ago, before the separate evolution of bacteria, eukaryotes and archaebacteria, as all organisms use the same code to produce proteins from genetic information.
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Odd Oort Cloud Object --"Reveals Ancient Clues to Origin of Our Solar System"

Odd Oort Cloud Object --"Reveals Ancient Clues to Origin of Our Solar System" | Geology | Scoop.it
"We've found the first rocky comet, and we are looking for others," said the ESO's Olivier Hainaut. "Depending how many we find, we will know whether the giant planets danced across the Solar System when they were young, or if...
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Did OPEC Just Start Preparing for the End of the Oil Era?

Did OPEC Just Start Preparing for the End of the Oil Era? | Geology | Scoop.it
Sunday, April 17, was the designated moment. The world’s leading oil producers were expected to bring fresh discipline to the chaotic petroleum market and spark a return to high prices.
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