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The Mississippi River Is A Land-Making Machine!

The Mississippi River Is A Land-Making Machine! | Geology | Scoop.it
The Mississippi River Is A Land-Making Machine: Dredgefest 2014
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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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Oxygen sensing at the dawn of animal life

Oxygen sensing at the dawn of animal life | Geology | Scoop.it
The canonical oxygen-response mechanism for animal life evolved more recently than previously thought, shedding new light on the co-evolutionary history of early animals and the oxygenation of Earth’s surface environment.
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Analysis of major earthquakes supports stress reduction assumptions

Analysis of major earthquakes supports stress reduction assumptions | Geology | Scoop.it
A comprehensive analysis of 101 major earthquakes around the Pacific ring of fire between 1990 and 2016 shows that most of the aftershock activity occurred on the margins of the areas where the faults slipped a lot during the main earthquakes. The findings support the idea that the area of large slip during a major
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Continental interiors may not be as tectonically stable as geologists think

Continental interiors may not be as tectonically stable as geologists think | Geology | Scoop.it
A University of Illinois-led team has identified unexpected geophysical signals underneath tectonically stable interiors of South America and Africa. The data suggest that geologic activity within stable portions of Earth'
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Tiny fossils, huge slides: Are diatoms the key to Earth's biggest slides?

Tiny fossils, huge slides: Are diatoms the key to Earth's biggest slides? | Geology | Scoop.it
The biggest landslides on Earth aren't on land, but on the seafloor. These mega-slides can move thousands of cubic kilometers of material, and sometimes trigger tsunamis. Yet, remarkably, they occur on nearly flat slope
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What ancient footprints can tell us about what it was like to be a child in prehistoric times

What ancient footprints can tell us about what it was like to be a child in prehistoric times | Geology | Scoop.it
Western society has a rather specific view of what a good childhood should be like; protecting, sheltering and legislating to ensure compliance with it. However, perceptions of childhood vary greatly with geography, cultur
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Powerful 7.2-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mexico

Powerful 7.2-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mexico | Geology | Scoop.it
The earthquake struck Oaxaca, Mexico, on Friday evening.
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Tracking technique could help keep captured CO2 stay underground

Tracking technique could help keep captured CO2 stay underground | Geology | Scoop.it
Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage confirms that chemical tracers added to sequestered CO2 can give an early warning of leakage
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News | Tiny Crystal Shapes Get Close Look From Mars Rover

News | Tiny Crystal Shapes Get Close Look From Mars Rover | Geology | Scoop.it
Star-shaped and swallowtail-shaped tiny, dark bumps in fine-layered bright bedrock of a Martian ridge are drawing close inspection by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
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Candelarhynchus padillai: New Species of Lizardfish, 90 Million Years Old

Candelarhynchus padillai: New Species of Lizardfish, 90 Million Years Old | Geology | Scoop.it
Paleontologists have discovered a new species of fossil fish from 90 million-year-old (Cretaceous period) deposits in Colombia. A paper reporting this discovery is published in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology.
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What Caused Twin Mega-Avalanches in Tibet?

What Caused Twin Mega-Avalanches in Tibet? | Geology | Scoop.it

https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/earthmatters/2018/02/06/what-caused-twin-mega-avalanches-in-tibet/

 

In July 2016, the lower portion of a valley glacier in the Aru Range of Tibet detached and barreled into a nearby valley, killing nine people and hundreds of animals. The huge avalanche, one of the largest scientists had ever seen, sent a tongue of debris spreading across 9 square kilometers (3 square miles). With debris reaching speeds of 140 kilometers (90 miles) per hour, the avalanche was remarkably fast for its size.

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Study finds earthquakes continue for years after gas field wastewater injection stops

Study finds earthquakes continue for years after gas field wastewater injection stops | Geology | Scoop.it
Efforts to stop human-caused earthquakes by shutting down wastewater injection wells that serve adjacent oil and gas fields may oversimplify the challenge, according to a new study from seismologists at Southern Methodis
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In­flu­ence of car­bon di­ox­ide leak­age on the seabed

In­flu­ence of car­bon di­ox­ide leak­age on the seabed | Geology | Scoop.it
Storing carbon dioxide (CO2) deep below the seabed is one way to counteract the increasing concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. But what happens if such storage sites begin to leak and CO2 escapes through the seafloor
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Thinning ozone layer may have driven Earth's largest mass extinction 252 million years ago

Thinning ozone layer may have driven Earth's largest mass extinction 252 million years ago | Geology | Scoop.it
Pine trees become temporarily sterile when exposed to ultraviolet radiation as intense as some scientists believe the Earth experienced 252 million years ago during the planet's largest mass extinction, lending support t
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Ancient trail of Columbian mammoths uncovered in south-central Oregon

Ancient trail of Columbian mammoths uncovered in south-central Oregon | Geology | Scoop.it
A fossilized trackway on public lands in Lake County, Oregon, may reveal clues about the ancient family dynamics of Columbian mammoths.
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Earth’s Crust Absorbs Lots of Carbon Dioxide, But Not Enough to Save Humanity

Earth’s Crust Absorbs Lots of Carbon Dioxide, But Not Enough to Save Humanity | Geology | Scoop.it
New research finds that subduction along the seafloor absorbs carbon dioxide, which helps explain why the climate fluctuates ove
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Stanford scientists eavesdrop on volcanic rumblings to forecast eruptions

Stanford scientists eavesdrop on volcanic rumblings to forecast eruptions | Geology | Scoop.it
Sound waves generated by burbling lakes of lava atop some volcanoes point to greater odds of magmatic outbursts.
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Drillers turn to big data in the hunt for more, cheaper oil

Drillers turn to big data in the hunt for more, cheaper oil | Geology | Scoop.it

Just a few miles down the road from Facebook’s headquarters, Schlumberger’s Software Technology Innovation Center in leafy Menlo Park feels like just another Silicon Valley business with dreams of changing the world.

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Footprint fossils suggest lizards have been running on two feet for 110m years

Footprint fossils suggest lizards have been running on two feet for 110m years | Geology | Scoop.it
Bipedal movement has existed in modern reptiles for much longer than we previously knew.
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Earthquake felt across much of England and Wales

Earthquake felt across much of England and Wales | Geology | Scoop.it
Tremors are felt in Wales and England in the UK's biggest earthquake for a decade.
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Strong tides may have pushed ancient fish to evolve limbs

Strong tides may have pushed ancient fish to evolve limbs | Geology | Scoop.it
Simulations reveal that high tides occurred where “transitional” fossils have been found
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Soft tissue fossil clues could help search for ancient life on Earth and other planets

Soft tissue fossil clues could help search for ancient life on Earth and other planets | Geology | Scoop.it
Fossils that preserve entire organisms (including both hard and soft body parts) are critical to our understanding of evolution and ancient life on Earth. However, these exceptional deposits are extremely rare. The fossi
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Volcanic crystals as time capsules of eruption history

Volcanic crystals as time capsules of eruption history | Geology | Scoop.it
Comparison between Cr zoning and major element zoning on a clinopyroxene antecryst from the 1974 eccentric eruption at Mt. Etna.

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How VR Helped Archaeologists Excavate a Fossil-Rich Submerged Cave

How VR Helped Archaeologists Excavate a Fossil-Rich Submerged Cave | Geology | Scoop.it
The challenging dig deep in a cave in Mexico revealed new information about the First Americans.
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8 Trillion 'Gallons'! Huge Blob of Magma Found Atop Undersea Volcano

8 Trillion 'Gallons'! Huge Blob of Magma Found Atop Undersea Volcano | Geology | Scoop.it
A caldera that was the site of a super-eruption about 6,000 years ago has since created a giant underwater mountain of lava.
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When did flowers evolve?

When did flowers evolve? | Geology | Scoop.it

Flowering plants likely originated between 149 and 256 million years ago according to new UCL-led research.

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