Geology
Half of Piedmont drinking wells may exceed NC's hexavalent chromium standards  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new study which combines measurements from nearly 1,400 drinking water wells across North Carolina estimates that more than half of the wells in the state's... more
Nile River is 30 Million Years Old, Research Shows  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
The Nile is a 4,130-mile (6,650 km) long river in northeastern Africa. It has been suggested that the... more
Geoscientists reconstruct the climate of the past by analysing dripstones  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In the last interglacial period on Earth about 125,000 years ago, the Indian monsoon was longer, more extreme and less reliable than it is today. This is the... more
Mechanisms of soft tissue and protein preservation in Tyrannosaurus rex  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The existing notion that soft tissue architectures and native proteins can be preserved across geological time is controversial since methods of such preservation remain to be investigated and... more
Shedding new light on earthquake that killed 9,000 people  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
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 · 1 day
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 · 2 days
A moderate earthquake has been felt across Hawaii's Big Island, but there are no immediate reports of damage. more
Scientists find eternal Nile to be more ancient than previously thought  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The Nile's unchanging path has been a geologic mystery because long-lived rivers usually move over time. Researchers have cracked the case by linking the river's flow... more
New thoughts on how carbonates record global carbon cycle  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When scientists want to study Earth's very ancient geological past—typically greater than 100 million years ago—they often turn to rocks called carbonates. more
Geoscientists hope to make induced earthquakes predictable  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 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 · 6 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
Researchers: Sierra Nevada is home to the oldest underground water recharge system in Europe  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A multidisciplinary group of scientists from the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain (IGME) and the Universities of Granada, Cologne,... more
As climate warms, plants may demand more water, cutting supplies for people  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As climate changes, plants in North America, much of Eurasia, and parts of central and South America will consume more water than they do now,... 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
150-million-year-old sea-monster fossil found in Poland  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A pair of researchers with the Polish Academy of Sciences has excavated the fossilized remains of a 150-million-year-old sea monster known as a pliosaur. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Daniel Tyborowski... 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
Past East Asian monsoon evolution controlled by paleogeography, not CO2  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The East Asian monsoon plays an integral role in human society, yet its geological history and controlling processes are poorly understood. Using a general circulation model and geological... more
Climate models and geology reveal new insights into the East Asian monsoon  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, have used climate models and geological records to better understand changes in the East... 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
Detection dogs and DNA on the trail of endangered lizards  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Detection dogs trained to sniff out the scat of an endangered lizard in California's San Joaquin Valley, combined with genetic species identification, could represent a new noninvasive sampling... 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
Collision course: a geological mystery in the Himalayas  MIT · 2 weeks
MIT geologists use paleomagnetism to determine the chain of events that resulted in the Himalayan mountains, with the support of MISTI-India. 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
Mars Once Had Salt Lakes Similar To Earth  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Mars once had salt lakes that are similar to those on Earth and has gone through wet and dry periods,... 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
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
How rare earth element (REE)-rich deposits in central Sweden formed  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Much of our modern technology relies on the use of rare earth elements (REEs), and a key to finding more of them is to understand the processes that... 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
Northern peatlands may contain twice as much carbon as previously thought  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Northern peatlands may hold twice as much carbon as scientists previously suspected, according to a study published today in Nature Geoscience. The findings suggest that these... 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
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
Scientists Reconstruct Geological History of Spain’s Giant Geode  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
In a paper published in the journal Geology, Dr. Juan Manuel García-Ruiz from the Universidad de Granada and colleagues reveal... 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
Geologists reveal anoxia caused loss in biodiversity in ancient seas  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Since 2016, the researchers of the Department of Geology at Tallinn University of Technology have been engaged in a research project analyzing the causes of Silurian biodiversity crisis.... more
The giant geode of Pulpí  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The geode of Pulpí is an 11-meter hollow ovoid with crystal-paneled walls. It is like those familiar couplets of stone interiors covered with bright crystallites, but so large that several people can fit inside. The crystals, of up... 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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