Geoscience

It's not every day United States history mixes with microbes in the soil. But when the turf on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. was replaced, it offered...
by American Society of Agronomy
2:30pm
8.16.2017
In the 20th century, access to fossil fuels determined the fate of nations, from world wars and cold wars, to energy crises and state-sponsored terrorism. But...
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10:07am
8.16.2017
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A massive grouping of volcanoes is hidden underneath the Antarctic ice, according to a new mapping study of the continent. The West Antarctic Rift System is a...
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9:50am
8.14.2017
As the number of droughts increases globally, scientists are working to develop predictions of how future parched conditions will affect plants, especially...
by National Science Foundation
9:43am
8.8.2017
The first review of the global impact of humans on tropical forests in the ancient past shows that humans have been altering these environments for at least 45...
by Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
9:45am
8.3.2017
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Scientists probing under the seafloor off Alaska have mapped a geologic structure that they say signals potential for a major tsunami in an area that normally...
by Columbia University
9:10am
8.1.2017
Concrete structures forming a new, human-made rock type; ash particles in the landscape; and plastic debris are just a few of the new materials irreversibly...
by University of Leicester
9:15am
7.31.2017
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A study offers new clues to what may have triggered the world’s most catastrophic extinction, nearly 252 million years ago. The findings suggest that the...
by Syracuse University
9:07am
7.31.2017
A two-month long expedition to solve the mysteries of Zealandia, a “lost” undersea landmass, begins today. Researchers hope to reveal clues about how the area...
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12:56pm
7.28.2017
Falling trees are the main driver of power outages in major storms. But a team now says they have an even smarter way to keep the grid up and running: a big-...
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10:07am
7.27.2017
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A new study shows that difference in water temperature between the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans together with global warming impact the risk of drought and...
by Institute for Basic Science
1:03pm
7.26.2017
New research from an international team of atmospheric scientists investigates for the first time the possibility of using a "cocktail" of geoengineering tools...
by Carnegie Institution for Science
2:01pm
7.24.2017
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Remote Saharan dust influences the earth's radiation budget and tropical North Atlantic ocean-atmosphere temperature variability that might even attenuate...
by Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS)
2:12pm
7.20.2017
An international team of scientists digging in a sea cave in Indonesia has discovered the world’s most pristine record of tsunamis, a 5,000-year-old...
by Rutgers University
9:28am
7.19.2017
Scientists had long believed that the waters of the Central and Northeast Pacific Ocean were inhospitable to certain species of deep-sea corals, but a marine...
by National Science Foundation
12:54pm
7.14.2017
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Mountaintop-removal coal mining causes many streams and rivers in Appalachia to run consistently saltier for up to 80 percent of the year, a new study finds.
by University of Wyoming
9:01am
7.14.2017
A team of researchers has discovered that more than half a century of groundwater pumping from the aquifer has led to long segments of rivers drying up and...
by Colorado State University
10:06am
7.12.2017
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The six-month wait is over: a gigantic 5,800-square-kilometer Antarctic ice shelf monitored by scientists finally broke away this week. The Larsen C Ice Shelf...
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9:50am
7.12.2017
A creationist geologist who sued the National Park Service to collect rocks from the Grand Canyon was issued his permits – and dropped his lawsuit. Andrew...
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9:54am
7.3.2017
A group of researchers dated a large volcanic eruption in Iceland to within a few months. The eruption, which is the oldest volcanic eruption to be precisely...
by University of Cambridge
1:52pm
6.30.2017
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Israel is subjected to sand and dust storms from several directions. The airborne dust carried in these storms affects the health of people and ecosystems...
by Weizmann Institute of Science
2:46pm
6.28.2017
Researchers have captured unprecedented data about some of the coldest abyssal ocean waters on earth - known as Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW) - during first...
by University of Southampton
9:30am
6.28.2017
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The causes of falling sea levels in the Dead Sea, which have significant impacts on the environment and the economy, are to be investigated in new research.
by University of Plymouth
9:52am
6.23.2017
At least 1.4 million seagulls feed at landfills across North America, which aside from the nuisance it might pose, is also a threat to the health of nearby...
by Duke University
9:00am
6.22.2017
Dating back to the first century, scientists, philosophers and reporters have noted the occasional occurrence of "bright nights," when an unexplained glow in...
by American Geophysical Union
2:02pm
6.21.2017
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The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico – an oceanic blob of oxygen-low water that kills marine life – is forecast to expand to the size of New Jersey, according...
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2:53pm
6.20.2017
Wildfires release three times the particulate pollution than traditionally believed – and serve as a major source of pollution during intense seasons,...
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10:07am
6.19.2017
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It seemed rather unusual that the largest tree genus, Syzygium, containing over 1500 species, was only represented by about a dozen of records on the...
by Pensoft Publishers
9:37am
6.19.2017
Building the hundreds of hydroelectric dams proposed for the Amazon River Basin will cause massive environmental damage all the way from the eastern slopes of...
by University of Arizona
12:30pm
6.15.2017
A new study has found a previously undetected potential health risk from the high concentration of small particles found in a boomerang-like return of a...
by University of Leeds
9:36am
6.13.2017
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