Geoscience

President Donald Trump’s pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency withdrew his nomination after bipartisan opposition made his...
by MICHAEL BIESECKER and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press
9:02am
12.15.2017
In late December 2014, a submarine volcano in the South Pacific Kingdom of Tonga erupted, sending a violent stream of steam, ash and rock into the air. The ash...
by NASA
2:11pm
12.11.2017
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One of the biggest challenges of mitigating the danger of hurricanes is predicting where a storm will make landfall and estimating how powerful it will be when...
by Earthscope National Office
9:55am
12.11.2017
Researchers studying the Rim Fire, which in 2013 burned nearly 400 square miles of forest in the Sierra Nevadas, found the blaze was less severe in areas...
by Penn State
1:04pm
12.8.2017
At the summit of one of Iceland’s most dangerous volcanoes, a 72-foot (22-meter) depression in the snow is the only visible sign of an alarming development.
by David Keyton
2:05pm
12.7.2017
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Trees growing atop granite in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains rely on nutrients from windborne dust more than on nutrients from the underlying bedrock.
by National Science Foundation
9:56am
12.7.2017
Two national monuments in Utah that President Donald Trump is going to significantly reduce include ancient cliff dwellings and scenic canyons as well as areas...
by Brady McCombs, Associated Press
8:56am
12.5.2017
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Mysterious patches on the planet’s core that dampen seismic waves could be the result of ancient seawater chemically reacting with iron under extreme...
by Stanford University
9:07am
12.4.2017
Slowly but steadily, an enormous mass of warm rock is rising beneath part of New England, although a major volcanic eruption isn’t likely for millions of years...
by Rutgers University
2:21pm
11.30.2017
The supervolcanoes that dot the world’s terrain have erupted intermittently throughout the history of the Earth, causing global-scale destruction. Their world-...
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2:41pm
11.29.2017
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The Indus or Harappan Civilization was a Bronze Age society that developed mainly in the northwestern regions of South Asia from 5,300 to 3,300 years ago, at...
by Imperial College London
9:39am
11.29.2017
The amount of biomass – life – in Earth’s ancient oceans may have been limited due to low recycling of the key nutrient phosphorus, according to new research.
by University of Washington
2:51pm
11.28.2017
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In the underground rivers and flooded caves of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, where Mayan lore described a fantastical underworld, scientists have found a cryptic...
by United States Geological Survey
9:39am
11.28.2017
The smallest microplastics in our oceans, which go largely undetected and are potentially harmful, could be more effectively identified using an innovative and...
by University of Warwick
2:36pm
11.27.2017
The world’s nights are getting alarmingly brighter — bad news for all sorts of creatures, humans included. A German-led team recently reported that light...
by Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
9:33am
11.27.2017
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Earth’s rotation has slowed down the last few years, which may trigger an increase in the number of severe earthquakes in 2018, according to findings presented...
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11:38am
11.20.2017
New approaches can increase the amount of plastic waste that can be successfully recycled.
by University of Houston
3:05pm
11.17.2017
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Researchers report that intense lake-effect snowstorms are fueled by air circulation driven by heat released by the lake, and that the shoreline geography of...
by NSF
9:56am
11.16.2017
Careful sampling and high-res mass spectrometry unearthed an ecological nightmare in the waters of Nueces Bay in Texas.
by Hussain Abdulla and Dorina Murgulet, Texas A&M University, and Richard Jack and Dwain Cardona, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
11:28am
11.14.2017
The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere determines whether the Earth is in greenhouse or ice age state. Before humans made an impact on the...
by GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre
9:41am
11.14.2017
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A team of Tasmanian researchers has uncovered rare, living stromatolites deep within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
by University of Tasmania
2:43pm
11.13.2017
Researchers have identified methods to predict the environmental and social cost of sourcing new deposits of rare earth minerals used in the production of...
by University of Exeter
2:33pm
11.10.2017
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A giant passenger jet converted to fight wildfires was grounded this year by U.S. officials during much of what turned out to be an especially destructive U.S...
by Keith Ridler, Associated Press
9:24am
11.10.2017
With wildfires causing widespread destruction in California, Montana and other western states, it’s understandable why officials have been investing in fire...
by Purdue University
9:35am
11.7.2017
More than 500,000 people living in coastal communities in Latin America and the Caribbean are at a high risk of being affected by hazards and natural disasters...
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2:31pm
11.3.2017
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The epic flooding from Hurricane Harvey has gotten most of the attention, but scientists say the impact of so much freshwater rushing into Galveston Bay may...
by University of Houston
9:39am
11.1.2017
About 200 people died in a tunnel collapse at North Korea’s primary nuclear weapons testing site, according to TV reports in Asia. The ongoing detonations –...
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1:48pm
10.31.2017
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Scientists say they have more evidence that an increase in earthquakes on the Colorado-New Mexico border since 2001 has been caused by wells that inject...
by Dan Elliot, Associated Press
9:49am
10.26.2017
Thousands of marks on the Antarctic seafloor, caused by icebergs that broke free from glaciers more than 10,000 years ago, show how part of the Antarctic Ice...
by University of Cambridge
2:06pm
10.25.2017
We are living in the most dramatic era of road expansion in human history, but many planned roads should not be built, concludes a major study. The researchers...
by James Cook University
9:10am
10.25.2017
A group of researchers from the UK and the U.S. have used machine learning techniques to successfully predict earthquakes.
by University of Cambridge
10:33am
10.23.2017
Countless numbers of vacationers spent this summer enjoying lakes for swimming, fishing and boating. But are they loving these lakes to death?
by National Science Foundation
9:33am
10.20.2017
It turns out that sex can move mountains. A researcher has found that the mating habits of salmon can alter the profile of stream beds, affecting the evolution...
by Washington State University
9:36am
10.19.2017
Around 245 BCE Ptolemy III, ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom in Egypt, made a decision that still puzzles many historians: After pursuing a successful military...
by Future Earth
9:51am
10.18.2017
Beneath the peaceful rolling waves of a lake is a rumble, imperceptible to all but seismometers, that ripples into the earth like the waves ripple along the...
by University of Utah
9:55am
10.17.2017
Researchers have determined that the Pacific Northwest was home to one of Earth's largest known volcanic eruptions, a millennia-long spewing of sulfuric gas...
by Washington State University
3:28pm
10.11.2017
While burning coal today causes Earth to overheat, about 300 million years ago, the formation of coal brought the planet close to global glaciation. For the...
by Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
9:23am
10.10.2017
A tenth of the world's population lives within the potential footprint of volcanic hazards with more than 800 million people living within 100 km of active...
by University of Bristol
2:12pm
10.9.2017
Old Faithful is Yellowstone National Park’s most famous landmark. Millions of visitors come to the park every year to see the geyser erupt every 44-125 minutes...
by University of Utah
8:40am
10.6.2017
Researchers have long had good reason to believe that earthquakes are inherently unpredictable. But a new finding might be a seismic shift for that old way of...
by Northwestern University
8:33am
10.6.2017
It’s not just this year. The monster hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Jose and Lee that have raged across the Atlantic are contributing to what appears to be...
by Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
2:59pm
10.5.2017
As China struggles to find ways to remedy the noxious haze that lingers over Beijing and other cities in the winter, researchers have cast serious doubt on one...
by Georgia Tech
10:12am
10.4.2017
Explosive volcanic eruptions in the tropics can lead to El Niño events, those notorious warming periods in the Pacific Ocean with dramatic global impacts on...
by Rutgers University
2:14pm
10.3.2017
Scientists have found a previously unsuspected place where radioactive material from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant disaster has accumulated--in...
by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
9:39am
10.3.2017
After a nine-week voyage to study the lost, submerged continent of Zealandia in the South Pacific, a team of 32 scientists from 12 countries has arrived in...
by National Science Foundation
9:50am
9.27.2017
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