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Climate Flux Mixed Bag for Biodiversity - Laboratory Equipment

Climate Flux Mixed Bag for Biodiversity - Laboratory Equipment | Geology | Scoop.it
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These, in turn, were directly related to carbon dioxide gases, which stemmed from volcanic eruptions in the Siberian Large Igneous Province.
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Fossil Evidence Shows That Sabertooth Cats Did Not Die Out Due to Starvation - Cleveland Leader

Fossil Evidence Shows That Sabertooth Cats Did Not Die Out Due to Starvation - Cleveland Leader | Geology | Scoop.it
Cleveland Leader Fossil Evidence Shows That Sabertooth Cats Did Not Die Out Due to Starvation Cleveland Leader Contrary to the popular explanations for the extinction of saber-toothed cats, new fossil evidence suggests that they did not die out due...
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Updated earth fissure maps with new format released today

Updated earth fissure maps with new format released today | Geology | Scoop.it
AZGS is releasing new earth fissure maps today for Elfrida, Croton Springs, and Three Sisters Buttes, Cochise County, and Picacho and Friendly Corners in Pinal County.  The new maps come with a new format that includes a high-resolution air photo...
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Nicaragua's San Cristobal Volcano Activity Prompts Evacuation - Huffington Post

Nicaragua's San Cristobal Volcano Activity Prompts Evacuation - Huffington Post | Geology | Scoop.it
Aljazeera.com Nicaragua's San Cristobal Volcano Activity Prompts Evacuation Huffington Post MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- Nicaraguan authorities say they've ordered the evacuation of some 300 families living on the flanks of the country's highest volcano...
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Oldest Known Insect Camouflage Dates Back 110 Million Years

Oldest Known Insect Camouflage Dates Back 110 Million Years | Geology | Scoop.it
U.S.-Spanish scientists have found evidence of what they say is the oldest known camouflaging behavior in insects.

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Geothermal Power, the energy of the depths | Abengoa :: Innovative ...

Geothermal Power, the energy of the depths | Abengoa :: Innovative ... | Geology | Scoop.it
However, geothermal energy exploitation has historically been limited to areas located in close proximity to the tectonic plates, where the Earth's crust is weak, densely fractured and characterized by intense seismic activity.
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Curiosity Celebrates 1st Martian Christmas at Yellowknife Bay - Universe Today

Curiosity Celebrates 1st Martian Christmas at Yellowknife Bay - Universe Today | Geology | Scoop.it
Curiosity Celebrates 1st Martian Christmas at Yellowknife Bay Universe Today Curiosity will spend at least another month or more investigating Glenelg before setting off on the nearly year long trek to her main destination – the sedimentary layers...
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Raw material useage in US is up 17-fold since 1900

Raw material useage in US is up 17-fold since 1900 | Geology | Scoop.it
In 2010, the US used 2,570 million metric tons of raw materials (agriculture, forestry, metals and minerals, and nonrenewable organics), compared to 144 million tons in 1900, a more than 17-fold (1785%) increase.  The USGS updated its raw materials...
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Ghost in the Fossil - Science AAAS

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Ghost in the Fossil Science AAAS Discovered in the 1980s, the lizard fossil is one of only two known examples of reptile skin unearthed from the Green River Formation of the western United States, a finely layered mudstone best known for its...
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Extinct Whale Fossil Found on Seafloor - LiveScience.com

Extinct Whale Fossil Found on Seafloor - LiveScience.com | Geology | Scoop.it
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Researchers diving off the coast of Georgia may have found the remains of an Atlantic gray whale, a relic of a population that was hunted to extinction by the 18th century.
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Bedrock breakthrough in Antarctica - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Bedrock breakthrough in Antarctica - Scoop.co.nz (press release) | Geology | Scoop.it
Bedrock breakthrough in Antarctica Scoop.co.nz (press release) Analyses of the ice core, to be undertaken at the purpose-built National Ice Core Research Facility at GNS Science in 2013, will provide important new insights into how the Ross Sea...
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Nasa releases stunning new image of Saturn

Nasa releases stunning new image of Saturn | Geology | Scoop.it
The imaging wizards working on the Cassini mission have
delivered a Christmas gift to space fans in the shape of this
astonishing new view of planet Saturn.
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Termites act as tiny miners, lead humans to gold

Termites act as tiny miners, lead humans to gold | Geology | Scoop.it
Termites collect particles of precious metals such as
gold when they are burrowing and then stockpile them in their
mounds, often indicating a larger deposit underneath.
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Fossil forest yields ancient life clues - UPI.com

Fossil forest yields ancient life clues - UPI.com | Geology | Scoop.it
UPI.com Fossil forest yields ancient life clues UPI.com The fossils are the first evidence of life close to the South Pole during the Cretaceous period, 145 million to 65 million years ago, a time researchers say was a period of extreme greenhouse...
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'Brighter than a full moon': The biggest star of 2013... could be Ison - the ... - The Independent

'Brighter than a full moon': The biggest star of 2013... could be Ison - the ... - The Independent | Geology | Scoop.it
'Brighter than a full moon': The biggest star of 2013... could be Ison - the ...
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The surface will shift as the ice responds to the thermal shock, cracks will appear in the crust, tiny puffs of gas will rise from it as it is warmed.
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Somalia Oil and Gas Potential - Mareeg

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Most of Somalia has a Jurassic to Miocene sedimentary section that ranges from two to five km thick and is divided into seven unconformity-or transgression-bounded sequences.
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Sandbars forming at mouth of recovering Elwha River in Washington

The removal of the Elwha Dam unleashes sediment that could restore the profile of the marine shoreline.
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Tsunami in the Geological Record - Scientific American (blog)

Tsunami in the Geological Record - Scientific American (blog) | Geology | Scoop.it
Scientific American (blog) Tsunami in the Geological Record Scientific American (blog) In theory a tsunami can trigger a variety of erosion and depositional processes, like uprush and backwash currents, turbidity currents, debris flows and...
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Tsunami warning system finally ready, after 8 years - The Nation

Tsunami warning system finally ready, after 8 years - The Nation | Geology | Scoop.it
To prevent another disaster from an earthquake-driven tsunami, the NDWC has set up 136 warning towers and three tsunami-detection buoys in the Andaman Sea - one near the coast and two others in the deep sea.
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Red alert issued for volcano on Chile-Argentina border - CNN International

Red alert issued for volcano on Chile-Argentina border - CNN International | Geology | Scoop.it
Aljazeera.com Red alert issued for volcano on Chile-Argentina border CNN International (CNN) -- Chilean authorities on Sunday issued a red alert -- the most severe in their warning system -- that the Copahue Volcano, high in the Andes mountains on...
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Sedimentary basins of the US - new catalog from USGS

Sedimentary basins of the US - new catalog from USGS | Geology | Scoop.it
The USGS has released a new compilation of 144 sedimentary basins (or groups of basins) in the United States (both onshore and offshore).  The basins are identified, located, and briefly described as part of a geospatial data base in support of...
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Congo and Cobalt Critical - Market Daily News

Congo and Cobalt Critical - Market Daily News | Geology | Scoop.it
Congo and Cobalt Critical Market Daily News The vast majority of these resources are in nickel-bearing laterite deposits, with most of the rest occurring in nickel-copper sulfide deposits hosted in mafic and ultramafic rocks in Australia, Canada,...
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Alberta scientist unearths giant water lizard fossil in Hungary - Vancouver Sun

Alberta scientist unearths giant water lizard fossil in Hungary - Vancouver Sun | Geology | Scoop.it
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It grew up to six metres long and its toothy mouth and crocodile-like body was the terror of ancient rivers and shorelines many millions of years ago.
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The geopolitics of shale gas - EurActiv

The geopolitics of shale gas - EurActiv | Geology | Scoop.it
The geopolitics of shale gas
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Intellectuals concentrate on what they can change, but we are helpless to change much of what happens. Enter shale, a sedimentary rock within which natural gas can be trapped.
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Unstable sea slab near Barrier Reef could cause monster tsunami in north Queensland

Unstable sea slab near Barrier Reef could cause monster tsunami in north Queensland | Geology | Scoop.it
December 21, 2012 – AUSTRALIA – An enormous slab of sea floor is in the early stages of collapse off north Queensland, and could generate a tsunami when it finally breaks off, researchers warn.
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