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USGS to Install New Volcano Early Detection and Monitoring Stations at Mount Hood–Improving Early Detection

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During the week of Sept. 23, the U.S. Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory, in cooperation with the U.S.…
A perspective from space on the Earth’s future

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Remote sensing technology, which measures objects from a distance, has advanced along with aviation technology and the use…
Coral reefs and squat lobsters flourished 150 million years ago

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Coral reefs and the abundant life they support are increasingly threatened today, but a snapshot of a coral…
USGS Estimates 53.8 Trillion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas Hydrate Resources in the Alaska North Slope

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The Alaska North Slope contains an estimated 53.8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas hydrate resources, according to…
New research identifies a climate signature in rivers globally

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A new study, led by scientists from the University of Bristol and published in the journal Nature, discovers…
Research shows why there’s a ‘sweet spot’ depth for underground magma chambers

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A new study reveals why the magma chambers that feed recurrent and often explosive volcanic eruptions tend to reside…
A new way to measure the path of water

3 days ago

When a chemical spills, it’s important to know how quickly the spill will spread. When irrigating a crop,…
Salt marshes’ capacity to store carbon may be threatened by nitrogen pollution

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Deep in the waterlogged peat of salt marshes, carbon is stored at much greater rates than in land…
U of T alumnus Cédric Aria at the main Marble Canyon quarry site in Canada’s Kootenay National Park during the summer of 2014 (photo by Jean-Bernard Caron)
Researchers discover tiny, 500-million-year-old predecessor to scorpions and spiders

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Paleontologists working on the world-renowned Burgess Shale have revealed a new species named Mollisonia plenovenatrix, which they describe as the…
Machine learning in agriculture: scientists are teaching computers to diagnose soybean stress

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Iowa State University scientists are working toward a future in which farmers can use unmanned aircraft to spot,…
Innovative Sustainable Soil Remediation Methods

September 12, 2019

This Challenge is seeking new sustainable soil remediation methods to decontaminate soil of organic pollutants with a fast…
Kīlauea lava fuels phytoplankton bloom off Hawai‘i Island

September 12, 2019

When Kīlauea Volcano erupted in 2018, it injected millions of cubic feet of molten lava into the nutrient-poor…
Climate change: a dirt-y business

September 12, 2019

Groundwater is essential for growing crops, but new research shows climate change is making it harder for soil…
Deepwater Horizon oil buried in Gulf Coast beaches could take more than 30 years to biodegrade

September 11, 2019

Golf ball-size clods of weathered crude oil originating from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon catastrophe could remain buried in…
Tides don’t always flush water out to sea, study shows

September 11, 2019

By area, tidal flats make up more than 50 percent of Willapa Bay in southwest Washington state, making…
Europe’s oldest lake traces 1.4 million years of Mediterranean climate

September 11, 2019

New research by an international team of scientists, led by the University of Cologne and including the University…
Satellite Data Record Shows Climate Change’s Impact on Fires

September 11, 2019

Hot and dry. These are the watchwords for large fires. While every fire needs a spark to ignite…
Climate Change is now “Inevitable” and the World must Adapt, Warns the Global Commission on Adaptation in a New Report

September 10, 2019

In its latest report “Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience” (released during various events…
Were pterosaurs the flamingos of the Jurassic?

September 10, 2019

Never mind bats and birds, pterosaurs were the first real evolutionary heroes who gained the ability of powered…
Researchers show satellite data can reveal fire susceptibility in peatlands

September 10, 2019

When large areas of carbon-rich soil catch fire, the blaze emits massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere…
Deep-sea sediments lead to new understanding of solar system

September 9, 2019

A day is the time for Earth to make one complete rotation on its axis, and a year…
Trapping atoms to protect Australia’s groundwater

September 9, 2019

A unique new facility launched at the University of Adelaide will help protect Australia’s precious groundwater from overuse…
Treasure Trove of Ancient Human DNA

September 6, 2019

The largest-ever study of ancient human DNA, along with the first genome of an individual from the ancient…
Stanford-led research shows huge die-off in ancient biosphere

September 5, 2019

Clues from Canadian rocks formed billions of year ago reveal a previously unknown loss of life even greater…
Earthquake symmetry

September 5, 2019

A recent study investigated around 100,000 localized seismic events to search for patterns in the data. University of…
Scientist finds fossils dating back 550 million years, among earliest known displays of animal mobility

September 5, 2019

In a remarkable evolutionary discovery, a team of scientists co-led by a Virginia Tech geoscientist has discovered what…
Researchers use vintage film to show Thwaites Glacier ice shelf in Antarctica melting faster than previously observed

September 3, 2019

Newly digitized vintage film has doubled how far back scientists can peer into the history of underground ice…
Humans were changing the planet earlier than we knew

September 2, 2019

Humans had caused significant landcover change on Earth up to 4000 years earlier than previously thought, University of…
The type specimen of Aenigmaspina pantyfynnonensis, photograph and 3D scan model, produced by Erin Patrick as part of her Masters thesis work in Bristol. This little block, the size of the palm of your hand, shows the backbone, curved round from top right to bottom left, and in the middle the ribs and shoulder blades. Scale bar is 1 cm. Image credit: University of Bristol
A new reptile species from Wales named by Bristol student

September 2, 2019

After resting for decades in the storerooms of the Natural History Museum in London, a fragmentary fossil from…
3.8-million-year-old fossil cranium unveils more about human ancestry

September 2, 2019

In 2016, researchers working in the Afar region of Ethiopia, some 35 miles away from Hadar, the region…
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