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Rivers of Glacial Meltwater Contribute to Rising Sea Levels

Rivers of Glacial Meltwater Contribute to Rising Sea Levels | Geology | Scoop.it
Using satellite and field work after an extreme melt event in Greenland, new research shows that melt-prone areas on the ice sheet develop a remarkably efficient drainage system of streams and rivers that carry meltwater into moulins (sinkholes)...
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Nasa throws robot into volcano to explore fissures

Nasa throws robot into volcano to explore fissures | Geology | Scoop.it
Nasa is to throw a small robot into a volcano that will help explore the fissures and volcanic vents.
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Life might thrive a dozen miles beneath Earth's surface

Life might thrive a dozen miles beneath Earth's surface | Geology | Scoop.it
Life teems all over our planet's exterior and even down into the lightless oceanic depths. But just how far underground might life be able to hack it?
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Elsevier integrates 100000 maps from Wiley

Elsevier integrates 100000 maps from Wiley Research Information (press release) Content to be added includes fundamental geologic maps, petroleum geoscience maps, geophysical maps and specialised maps, such as those focused on sedimentology and...
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Kiwi man toasts marshmallows over volcano...

Kiwi man toasts marshmallows over volcano... | Geology | Scoop.it
A Christchurch expat filmed toasting marshmallows over a volcano says hot lava is the perfect roaster.
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Most fossil fuels 'unburnable' under 2C climate target

Most fossil fuels 'unburnable' under 2C climate target | Geology | Scoop.it
Most of the world's fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground if dangerous global warming is to be avoided, modelling work suggests.
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Earth Tectonics Led to Glaciers on Greenland

Earth Tectonics Led to Glaciers on Greenland | Geology | Scoop.it
Climate change and warming temperatures are currently melting the ice on Greenland, but this region was not always one giant ice sheet.
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Fossil collecting should be for everyone – not just academics

Fossil collecting should be for everyone – not just academics | Geology | Scoop.it
Almost all natural history museums and recognised public collections of fossils have in the past relied on finds purchased from private collectors, and many still do.
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New eruption begins at highest volcano in Eurasia

New eruption begins at highest volcano in Eurasia | Geology | Scoop.it
Klyuchevskaya Sopka's crater fills with lava amid new volcanic activity.
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Hottest year ever? Giant clam reveals Middle Ages were warmer than today

Hottest year ever? Giant clam reveals Middle Ages were warmer than today | Geology | Scoop.it
While government science and media begin the ramp-up to claim 2014 as the “hottest year ever” China’s Sea’s biggest bivalve shows that the Middle Ages were warmer than today, when Carbon Dioxide was lower.
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This Is Not A Crater, So What Is It?

This Is Not A Crater, So What Is It? | Geology | Scoop.it
Circular landforms are intriguing. This is a naturally occurring feature, but was formed neither by a volcano nor a meteor. What is it?
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Sediments in the Blue Hole of Belize May Explain What Happened to the Mayans

Sediments in the Blue Hole of Belize May Explain What Happened to the Mayans | Geology | Scoop.it
Scientists may have solved the mystery of the decline of the Mayan civilization by examining the Blue Hole of Belize.
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"Search for Earth's Deep Life" --Ancient, Hydrogen-Rich Waters Discovered Deep Underground

"Search for Earth's Deep Life" --Ancient, Hydrogen-Rich Waters Discovered Deep Underground | Geology | Scoop.it
  A team of scientists has mapped the location of hydrogen-rich waters found trapped kilometres beneath Earth's surface in rock fractures in Precambrian rocks make up over 70% of the surface of the Earth's crust in Canada, South Africa and...
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An Unusual And Possibly Unique Graphite Project

An Unusual And Possibly Unique Graphite Project | Geology | Scoop.it
By Gareth Hatch : Originally published on Aug. 30, 2014 Last month I paid a visit to the Miller graphite project in Canada, under development by.
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Ancient fossil may rewrite fish family tree

Ancient fossil may rewrite fish family tree | Geology | Scoop.it
415-million-year-old animal combined the best of both bony and cartilaginous fish
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Fracking Led to Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking Led to Ohio Earthquakes | Geology | Scoop.it
A hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, well in Ohio triggered scores of small earthquakes in March 2014, including one large enough to be felt in nearby towns.
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New species of marine reptile identified from Skye fossils

New species of marine reptile identified from Skye fossils | Geology | Scoop.it
A new species of marine reptile that lived about 170 million years ago is identified from fossils found on the Isle of Skye.
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Study Details Why Super-Earths Have Long-Lasting Oceans

Study Details Why Super-Earths Have Long-Lasting Oceans | Geology | Scoop.it
A newly published study from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics reveals why oceans on super-Earths, once established, can last for billions of years.
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Potential signs of ancient life in Mars rover photos

Potential signs of ancient life in Mars rover photos | Geology | Scoop.it
A careful study of images taken by the NASA rover Curiosity has revealed intriguing similarities between ancient sedimentary rocks on Mars and structures shaped by microbes on Earth.
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Volcanoes May Explain Delay in Earth's Oxygen

Volcanoes May Explain Delay in Earth's Oxygen | Geology | Scoop.it
It is a mystery why oxygen didn't suffuse the Earth's atmosphere until much after the earliest lifeforms that make oxygen arose. Now, new research suggests a reason for the delay.
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Mars Express Image Shows Chasms and Cliffs on Mars

Mars Express Image Shows Chasms and Cliffs on Mars | Geology | Scoop.it
This Mars Express image shows a region of Mars filled with cliffs, trenches, faults, giant plateaus and volcanoes. Although Mars is a very alien planet, some aspects of its geology are surprisingly familiar.
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Deep bacteria may evolve even without passing genes on

Genetic changes found in mysterious bacteria living deep under the sea may have let them survive for millions of years without passing genes on to
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What If Every Volcano on Earth Erupted at Once?

What If Every Volcano on Earth Erupted at Once? | Geology | Scoop.it
Scientists say the chance of every volcano erupting at once is so small that it's impossible, but what if it did happen? Would Earth as it now exists survive?
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Mourne mountains explored for rare earth elements by geologists

Mourne mountains explored for rare earth elements by geologists | Geology | Scoop.it
Geologists are exploring deposits of rare earth elements found in the Mourne mountains
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