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Acid mine drainage can help clean up, recycle fracking wastewater

Acid mine drainage can help clean up, recycle fracking wastewater | Geology | Scoop.it
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Study: Acid mine drainage can help clean up, recycle fracking wastewater
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Guatemala volcanic eruption prompts small evacuation as lava flows

Guatemala volcanic eruption prompts small evacuation as lava flows | Geology | Scoop.it
CTV News Guatemala volcanic eruption prompts small evacuation as lava flows CTV News The National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology says Saturday's lava flow in some areas is as large as 600 metres wide and 3...
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3D images created of ancient Scottish volcano (Ardnamurchan)

3D images created of ancient Scottish volcano (Ardnamurchan) | Geology | Scoop.it
3D images created of ancient Scottish volcano
BBC News
Scientists have used 3D modelling to help them better understand an extinct volcano in the north west Highlands.
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The Mississippi River Is A Land-Making Machine!

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The Mississippi River Is A Land-Making Machine: Dredgefest 2014
Gizmodo India
In response to this apocalyptic but plausible threat, Louisiana is engaging in the world's first large-scale experiment in restoration sedimentology.
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Acid Mine Drainage Reduces Radioactivity in Fracking Waste

Acid Mine Drainage Reduces Radioactivity in Fracking Waste | Geology | Scoop.it
Acid Mine Drainage Reduces Radioactivity in Fracking Waste Science Daily (press release) Geochemical modeling was used to simulate the chemical and physical reactions that had occurred after the blending; the results of the modeling were then...
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Paleo Human Diets May Have Included Sweets & Carbs

Paleo Human Diets May Have Included Sweets & Carbs | Geology | Scoop.it
Paleo Diet May Have Included Some Sweets, Carbs LiveScience.com Analysis of sediments from the front of the cave revealed the ancient people feasted on snails, pine nuts and, crucially, carbohydrate-rich acorns that might have tasted a bit like...
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Sea floor map result stuns experts - VIDEO

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Sea floor map result stuns experts New Zealand Herald We were surprised to find it wasn't dominated by volcanic rocks, but more a mixture of them with large tracts of sedimentary rocks." The findings also backed the common belief that the ridge was...
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YEC Geo's curator insight, January 9, 2014 10:30 AM

What I find interesting here is that this ridge was supposed to be part of an intra-oceanic volcanic arc, marking the subduction zone between converging lithospheric plates  (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012821X01005349?np=y ).

 

If large parts of this system are sedimentary, what are the implications for the subduction theory?

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Clues to rare super-volcano blasts

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Clues to rare super-volcano blasts
NEWS.com.au
By comparison, the biggest volcanic eruption of the last quarter-century was that of the Philippines volcano Pinatubo in 1991, which discharged a relatively puny 10 cubic kilometres.
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New Leap Forward Understanding Origin of Life --The Spontaneous Formation of RNA on Early Earth

New Leap Forward Understanding Origin of Life --The Spontaneous Formation of RNA on Early Earth | Geology | Scoop.it
 
 
 
One of the biggest questions in science is how life arose from the chemical soup that existed on early Earth.
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Amber fossil reveals ancient reproduction in flowering plants - Phys.Org

Amber fossil reveals ancient reproduction in flowering plants - Phys.Org | Geology | Scoop.it
Sci-News.com Amber fossil reveals ancient reproduction in flowering plants Phys.Org "In Cretaceous flowers we've never before seen a fossil that shows the pollen tube actually entering the stigma," said George Poinar, Jr., a professor emeritus in...
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Volcanic Eruption on Canary Island May Loom After Hundreds of Small Earthquakes

Volcanic Eruption on Canary Island May Loom After Hundreds of Small Earthquakes | Geology | Scoop.it
Nature World News
Volcanic Eruption on Canary Island May Loom After Hundreds of Small ...
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A string of earthquakes around the island of El Hierro in the Canary Islands has officials on alert for an underwater volcanic eruption.
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Earth's Crust Was Unstable in Archean Eon; Dripped Down Into Mantle - Science Daily

Earth's Crust Was Unstable in Archean Eon; Dripped Down Into Mantle - Science Daily | Geology | Scoop.it
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Earth's Crust Was Unstable in Archean Eon; Dripped Down Into Mantle
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El Salvador orders evacuation from volcano's slopes - BBC News

El Salvador orders evacuation from volcano's slopes - BBC News | Geology | Scoop.it
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El Salvador orders evacuation from volcano's slopes
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Authorities in El Salvador have resumed evacuating residents living on the slopes of the Chaparrastique volcano.
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Big-eyed fossil flies track major ecological revolution

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(Phys.org) —Simon Fraser University's Bruce Archibald and Rolf Mathewes are part of a team of biologists, including Christian Kehlmaier from Germany's Senkenberg Natural History Collections, that has discovered three new ...
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ONGC restarts hunt for oil off Kerala coast

ONGC restarts hunt for oil off Kerala coast
The Hindu
Oil hunters are back in the Kerala-Konkan basin.
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Rare Earthquake in Cuba Felt as Far as Florida Coast

Rare Earthquake in Cuba Felt as Far as Florida Coast | Geology | Scoop.it
iStock/Thinkstock(HAVANA, Cuba) -- A 5.1-magnitude earthquake off Cuba Thursday afternoon reportedly swayed buildings in Havana and gave some Floridians a jolt.  The quake could be felt on various islands in the Florida Keys as well as Fort Myers...
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Fossil pigments reveal the colours of ancient sea monsters

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Fossil pigments reveal the colours of ancient sea monsters
HeritageDaily
The analysed fossils are composed of skeletal remains, in addition to dark skin patches containing masses of micrometre-sized, oblate bodies.
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How GPS Can Keep Track of Earthquakes and Flooding

How GPS Can Keep Track of Earthquakes and Flooding | Geology | Scoop.it
MIT Technology Review (blog) How GPS Can Keep Track of Earthquakes and Flooding MIT Technology Review (blog) Even just a few seconds of notice before an earthquake could provide enough time to shut down elevators in buildings or keep surgeons from...
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Does a Planet Need Life to Create Continents?

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Astrobiology Magazine
Does a Planet Need Life to Create Continents?
Astrobiology Magazine
The investigators focused on biological weathering, by which life breaks down rock.
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Fossil of rare dinosaur found near Aspen

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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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Over 20000 years in an ivory tusk!

Over 20000 years in an ivory tusk! | Geology | Scoop.it
Thanh Nien Daily Over 20000 years in an ivory tusk Thanh Nien Daily There is a layer of colorful obsidian – a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock – covering the surface of all the four pieces of tusk, which is in...
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These mountains float on hot molten rock - Futurity: Research News

These mountains float on hot molten rock - Futurity: Research News | Geology | Scoop.it
Nature World News These mountains float on hot molten rock Futurity: Research News The Atlas Mountains sit on a layer of hot molten rock that flows under the region's lithosphere, perhaps all the way from the volcanic Canary Islands, just offshore...
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Rare fossil found on Charmouth Beach - Bridport and Lyme Regis News

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Rare fossil found on Charmouth Beach
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A FOSSIL collector picked up a Boxing Day bonanza after discovering a fully formed five-foot-long ichthyosaur fossil on Charmouth Beach.
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USGS Report on Being Strategic with Our Mineral Resources - Sierra Sun Times

USGS Report on Being Strategic with Our Mineral Resources - Sierra Sun Times | Geology | Scoop.it
USGS Report on Being Strategic with Our Mineral Resources
Sierra Sun Times
Unlike rare earths, gallium is not a common metal in the Earth's crust, but it does occur regularly alongside aluminum in a mineral known as bauxite.
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