Geography
Can a UNICORN outrun earthquakes?  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Each year, anywhere from a few hundred to tens of thousands of deaths are attributed to the catastrophic effects of major earthquakes. Apart from ground shaking, earthquake hazards include landslides, dam ruptures, flooding, and worse—if the sea floor... more
Climate change expected to shift location of East Asian Monsoons  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
More than a billion people in Asia depend on seasonal monsoons for their water needs. The Asian monsoon is closely linked to a planetary-scale tropical air flow which,... more
Climate change expected to shift location of East Asian Monsoons  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
More than a billion people in Asia depend on seasonal monsoons for their water needs. The Asian monsoon is closely linked to a planetary-scale tropical air flow which,... more
Shedding new light on earthquake that killed 9,000 people  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
For decades, scientists have debated the structure of the Main Himalayan Thrust -- the fault responsible for a 2015 earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people, injured 22,000, and destroyed 600,000... more
Research sheds new light on earthquake that killed 9,000 people  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new understanding of a fault that caused a deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake can help scientists better understand where and when the next big one will hit. more
Quake widely felt across Hawaii's Big Island, but no damage  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A moderate earthquake has been felt across Hawaii's Big Island, but there are no immediate reports of damage. more
New study first to reveal growth rates of deep-sea coral communities  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers revealed for the first time growth rates of deep-sea coral communities and the pattern of colonization by various species over time scales of centuries to... more
Beyond borders: Geographers link formation of international laws to refugee crisis  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
West Virginia University geographers are linking the political and human rights issues at borders today to the legacies of foreign and domestic policy across the globe... more
Geoscientists hope to make induced earthquakes predictable  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Geoscientists have created a model to forecast induced earthquake activity from the disposal of wastewater after oil and gas production. more
Geoscientist hopes to make induced earthquakes predictable  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
University of Oklahoma Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy assistant professor Xiaowei Chen and a group of geoscientists from Arizona State University and the University of California, Berkeley, have created a model to forecast... more
Earthquake impact can be affected by seasonal factors, historical study shows  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The season that an earthquake occurs could affect the extent of ground failure and destruction that the event brings, according to a new look at two... more
Historical data confirms recent increase in West Texas earthquakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new analysis of historical seismic data has found that earthquake activity in West Texas near the city of Pecos has increased dramatically since 2009. more
Historical data confirms recent increase in West Texas earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new analysis of historical seismic data led by The University of Texas at Austin has found that earthquake activity in West Texas near the city of Pecos has increased... more
Britain calls halt on fracking following government U-turn  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The British government called a halt Saturday to the controversial process of "fracking" due to fears it could trigger earthquakes in a surprise U-turn just weeks before a general election. more
Fracking halted in England over earthquake fears: UK govt  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The controversial process of "fracking" will be halted in England due to the risks of triggering earthquakes when trying to tap shale gas reserves, the British government announced Saturday. more
Online tool speeds response to elephant poaching by tracing ivory to source  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new tool uses an interactive database of geographic and genetic information to quickly identify where the confiscated tusks of African elephants were originally... more
Online tool speeds response to elephant poaching by tracing ivory to source  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new tool uses an interactive database of geographic and genetic information to help authorities quickly identify where the confiscated tusks of African elephants... more
Study says Southern California earthquakes increased stress on major fault line  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A University of Iowa-led study has found that a series of Southern California earthquakes last summer increased stress on the Garlock Fault, a major earthquake fault... more
Southern California earthquakes increased stress on major fault line  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study has found that last summer's Ridgecrest earthquakes in Southern California earthquakes increased stress on the Garlock Fault, which has been dormant for at least a century. more
3-D models of cascadia megathrust events match coastal changes from 1700 earthquake  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
By combining models of magnitude 9 to 9.2 earthquakes on the Cascadia Subduction Zone with geological evidence of past coastal changes, researchers have a... more
3-D models of cascadia megathrust events match coastal changes from 1700 earthquake  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
By combining models of magnitude 9 to 9.2 earthquakes on the Cascadia Subduction Zone with geological evidence of past coastal changes, researchers have a... more
Studying the impact of submarine volcanoes on biological activity at the ocean  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An international team of 29 researchers will plough Pacific waters between Nouméa and the Tonga volcanic arc from 1 November to 5 December 2019... more
How do you save endangered gorillas? With lots of human help  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Deep in the rainforest of Volcanoes National Park, a 23-year-old female gorilla named Kurudi feeds on a stand of wild celery. She bends the green stalks... more
Source of unique chemical composition of volcanic rocks  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Samples of rocks found on a Greek island reveal the source of oxidizing fluids feeding ancient volcanoes as scientists seek to pinpoint geochemical forces at work millions of years ago, a team... more
Research team pinpoints the source of unique chemical composition of volcanic rocks  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new analysis has revealed the source of oxidation found in rock samples from the coast of Greece, where geological activity spawned explosive arc... more
Mutated ferns shed light on ancient mass extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
At the end of the Triassic around 201 million years ago, three out of four species on Earth disappeared. Up until now, scientists believed the cause of the catastrophe to be the... more
Rising seas threaten low-lying coastal cities, 10% of world population  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The recent Typhoon Hagibis—the most powerful storm to hit Japan since 1958—caused massive destruction. The reported death toll as of October 22 has climbed to 80, with another... more
Testing the feasibility of the UN Sustainable Development Goals on water and sanitation  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A RUDN geographer used an economic model to calculate the costs associated with the accomplishment of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)... more
Volcanologist jams to the beat of the Earth's drummer  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
"We're Barely Listening to the U.S.'s Most Dangerous Volcanoes," read the headline on a recent story in the New York Times, pointing to the dismal state of volcano monitoring in... more
Spacebit forms partnership, prepares to send tiny rover to the moon  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
London-based Spacebit plans to send a rover small enough to explore lava tubes to... more
GIS-based analysis of fault zone geometry and hazard in an urban environment  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Typical geologic investigations of active earthquake fault zones require that the fault can be observed at or near the Earth's surface. However, in urban... more
GIS-based analysis of fault zone geometry and hazard in an urban environment  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Typical geologic investigations of active earthquake fault zones require that the fault can be observed at or near the Earth's surface. However, in urban... more
Evidence that mercury from volcanoes contributed to end-Triassic mass extinction  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An international team of researchers has found evidence that mercury from volcanic eruptions played a role in the end-Triassic mass extinction. In their paper published in the journal... more
Earthquakes in slow motion: Studying 'slow-slip' events could shed light on destructive temblors  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new study from Caltech finds that so-called "slow slip" or "silent" earthquakes behave more like regular earthquakes than previously thought. The... more
Ground failure study shows deep landslides not reactivated by 2018 Anchorage Quake  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Major landslides triggered by the 1964 magnitude 9.2 Great Alaska earthquake responded to, but were not reactivated by, the magnitude 7.1 Anchorage earthquake that... more
Earthquakes in slow motion  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A survey of slow-slip events in Cascadia reveals new insight into the recently discovered phenomenon. more
Ground failure study shows deep landslides not reactivated by 2018 Anchorage Quake  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Major landslides triggered by the 1964 magnitude 9.2 Great Alaska earthquake responded to, but were not reactivated by, the magnitude 7.1 Anchorage earthquake that... more
Volcanic mercury and mutagenesis in land plants during the end-Triassic mass extinction  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
During the past 600 million years of Earth history, four of five major extinction events were synchronous with volcanism in large igneous provinces. Despite... more
Study: Asteroid Impact, Not Volcanism, was Key in Driving End-Cretaceous Mass Extinction  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
The end-Cretaceous mass extinction 66 million years ago eradicated roughly 75% of the animal and plant species on Earth, including whole groups like non-avian... more
Researchers Find Chemical Signatures of Earth’s Primordial Mantle in Kimberlites  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
A team of geoscientists from Australia, Canada and the UK has detected primordial chemical signatures preserved... more
Survey completeness of a global citizen-science database of bird occurrence  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
There are many shortfalls in knowledge of the world's biodiversity, and one of the most basic is the lack of knowledge about where species occur geographically. This deficiency... more
Survey completeness of a global citizen-science database of bird occurrence  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
There are many shortfalls in knowledge of the world's biodiversity, and one of the most basic is the lack of knowledge about where species occur geographically. This deficiency... more
New Geophysical Phenomenon Discovered: Stormquakes  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Energetic storms generate strong ocean waves, which can interact with shallow seafloor features located near the edge of continental shelves known as ocean banks; such interactions... more
Magma crystallization makes volcanoes more explosive  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new paper from scientists at The University of Manchester has discovered why some volcanic eruptions are more explosive than others. more
Volcanic ash sparks a new discovery  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Imagine you're getting ready to fly to your favorite vacation destination when suddenly a volcano erupts, sending massive amounts of volcanic ash into the atmosphere, and forcing the cancellation of your flight. That's exactly what happened... more
Research reveals how migration affects DNA patterns in the UK  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A major new study reveals how socio-economic migration within the UK has affected the geographic distribution of human DNA linked to traits such as education levels and health. more
Infrasound from underwater volcano erupting shows formation of gigantic bubbles  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Alaska has found that they could estimate the size of bubbles that form from underwater... more
NASA map reveals a new landslide risk factor  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In the deadly 2018 earthquake in the Indonesian city of Palu, intense shaking changed solid ground into a landslide of flowing mud, multiplying the death toll and economic impact. A new paper... more
How aerosols affect our climate  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
For many, the word "aerosol" might conjure thoughts of hairspray or spray paint. More accurately, though, aerosols are simply particles found in the atmosphere. They can be human-made, like from car exhaust or biomass burning, or naturally occurring,... more
Hierarchical interlocked orthogonal faulting in the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake sequence  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
A nearly 20-year hiatus in major seismic activity in southern California ended on 4 July 2019 with a sequence of intersecting earthquakes near the city of Ridgecrest, California.... more
The geography of biodiversity change in marine and terrestrial assemblages  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Human activities are fundamentally altering biodiversity. Projections of declines at the global scale are contrasted by highly variable trends at local scales, suggesting that biodiversity change may be... more
Lessons from Ridgecrest earthquake sequence  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The largest earthquake sequence in Southern California in two decades has taught scientists that large earthquakes can occur in a more complex fashion than commonly assumed. The sequence also loaded up strain on a nearby major fault, according... more
How aerosols affect our climate  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Greenhouse gases may get more attention, but aerosols -- from car exhaust to volcanic eruptions -- also have a major impact on the Earth's climate. Using a massive NASA dataset, researchers have created a framework that helps explain... more
What happens under the Yellowstone volcano?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Yellowstone National Park in the USA, with its geysers and hot springs, is a major attraction for tourists. However, especially in times of little news, the media often focuses on the Yellowstone supervolcano, which last erupted... more
What happens under the Yellowstone Volcano?  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A recent study helps to better explain the processes in the Earth's interior beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano. more
Underwater Volcano Creates Bubbles More Than a Quarter-Mile Across  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
In the early 20th century, sailors near Alaska reported seeing black bubbles seeming to boil out from the sea. They weren't wrong. more
California earthquake alerts to become available statewide  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Earthquake early warning alerts will become publicly available throughout California for the first time this week, potentially giving people time to protect themselves from harm, the Governor's Office of Emergency Services said Wednesday. more
Venus May Never Have Been Wet and Warm World  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
A team of planetary researchers from the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and elsewhere has found that a... more
Strong storms generating earthquake-like seismic activity  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A Florida State University researcher has uncovered a new geophysical phenomenon where a hurricane or other strong storm can spark seismic events in the nearby ocean as strong as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake. more
Strong storms generating earthquake-like seismic activity  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researcher have uncovered a new geophysical phenomenon where a hurricane or other strong storm can spark seismic events in the nearby ocean as strong as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake. more
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