Earth Sciences News

Rare good news: bedrock rise may slow ice melt

GPS data suggests that geological movement might prevent the collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Richard A Lovett reports.

Thu 21 Jun 18 from Cosmos Magazine

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Thousands celebrate summer solstice at Stonehenge

Thousands watched the sun glint over the horizon at Stonehenge on Thursday, celebrating the summer solstice at the Neolithic stone circle.

Thu 21 Jun 18 from

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OMG, the water's warm! NASA study solves glacier puzzle

A new NASA study explains why the Tracy and Heilprin glaciers, which flow side by side into Inglefield Gulf in northwest Greenland, are melting at radically different rates.

Fri 22 Jun 18 from

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Extraordinary hydrothermal vent discovery in the mid-Atlantic ocean

An international team of scientists has discovered a new hydrothermal field near the Gigante Seamount in the Azores, a rare finding they are very excited about. The team, including scientists ...

Fri 22 Jun 18 from

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Image: Lake Huron

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over Lake Huron, the second largest of the five Great Lakes of North America. Bound on the north and east by the Canadian province of Ontario and ...

Fri 22 Jun 18 from

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Scientists, students to make first live, interactive broadcasts from Arctic Ocean's Northwest Passage

The Arctic Ocean, with its vast icy islands and peninsulas, was once known as terra incognita—the unknown land—the planet's last great un-navigated maritime frontier.

Thu 21 Jun 18 from

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Envisioning a future where all the trees in Europe disappear

Vegetation plays an important role in shaping local climate—just think of the cool shade provided by a forest or the grinding heat of the open desert.

Thu 21 Jun 18 from

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K?lauea Builds a Cinder Cone and a New Eruption Starts in the Galapagos

The eruption on K?lauea's lower East Rift Zone continues onward, with Fissure 8 building an impressive cinder cone similar to the one that was formed during the 1960 eruption that the current ...

Tue 19 Jun 18 from Discover Magazine

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NASA, NSF expedition to study ocean carbon embarks in August from Seattle

Dozens of scientists, as well as underwater drones and other high-tech ocean instruments, will set sail from Seattle in mid-August. Funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation, the team ...

Fri 22 Jun 18 from

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Site of the next major earthquake on the San Andreas Fault?

Many researchers hypothesize that the southern tip of the 1300-km-long San Andreas fault zone (SAFZ) could be the nucleation site of the next major earthquake on the fault, yet geoscientists ...

Tue 19 Jun 18 from

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