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Geology News & Research

Composition of Earth's mantle revisited (9/1/2014)

Research published recently in Science suggested that the makeup of the Earth's lower mantle, which makes up the largest part of the Earth by volume, is significantly different than previously thought. This should shed light on unexplained seismic phenomena. ...> Full Article


Pacific plate shrinking as it cools (8/30/2014)

Pacific plate shrinking as it coolsThe Pacific tectonic plate is not as rigid as scientists believe, according to new calculations by researchers at Rice University and the University of Nevada, Reno. ...> Full Article


Severe drought is causing the western US to rise (8/28/2014)

The severe drought gripping the western United States in recent years is changing the landscape well beyond localized effects of water restrictions and browning lawns. Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have used GPS data to discover that the growing, broad-scale loss of water is causing the entire western US to rise up like an uncoiled spring. ...> Full Article


Has the puzzle of rapid climate change in the last ice age been solved? (8/22/2014)

Has the puzzle of rapid climate change in the last ice age been solved?The cold period of the last ice age was repeatedly interrupted by much warmer climate conditions. Scientists have long attempted to find out why these drastic temperature jumps of up to ten degrees took place within just a few decades. Now a group of researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute has been able to reconstruct these climate changes, using a series of model simulations. The surprising finding is that minor variations in the ice sheet size can be sufficient to trigger abrupt climate changes. ...> Full Article


Induced quakes rattle less than tectonic quakes, except near epicenter (8/21/2014)

Induced earthquakes generate significantly lower shaking than tectonic earthquakes with comparable magnitudes, except within 10 km of the epicenter, according to a study to be published online Aug. 19 in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. ...> Full Article


Gorges are eradicated by downstream sweep erosion (8/20/2014)

A fast new mechanism drives the process of fluvial erosion. ...> Full Article


Foreshock series controls earthquake rupture (8/18/2014)

A long lasting foreshock series controlled the rupture process of this year's great earthquake near Iquique in northern Chile. The earthquake was heralded by a three quarter year long foreshock series of ever increasing magnitudes culminating in a magnitude 6.7 event two weeks before the mainshock. The mainshock, which had a magnitude of 8.1. finally broke on April 1st a central piece out of the most important seismic gap along the South American subduction zone. ...> Full Article


Study of Chilean quake shows potential for future earthquake (8/17/2014)

Near real-time analysis of the April 1 earthquake in Iquique, Chile, showed that the 8.2 event occurred in a gap on the fault unruptured since 1877 and that the April event was not what the scientists had expected, according to an international team of geologists. ...> Full Article


A new look at what's in 'fracking' fluids raises red flags (8/15/2014)

A new look at what's in 'fracking' fluids raises red flagsAs the oil and gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing proliferates, a new study on the contents of the fluids used raises concerns over several ingredients. The scientists presenting the work today at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society say out of nearly 200 commonly used compounds in 'fracking,' there's very little known about the potential health risks of about one-third, and eight are toxic to mammals. ...> Full Article


New tools reveal mysteries of an ancient Arctic terrane (8/14/2014)

New tools reveal mysteries of an ancient Arctic terraneThe evolution and origin of Earth's Arctic realm and the nature, location, and age of its major tectonic boundaries remain subjects of considerable uncertainty. This new compilation of studies from The Geological Society of America demonstrates the power of modern research tools to penetrate the effects of orogenesis and reconstruct the area's pre-deformational tectonic and paleogeographic history. ...> Full Article


Ancient shellfish remains rewrite 10,000-year history of El Nino cycles (8/13/2014)

Ancient shellfish remains rewrite 10,000-year history of El Nino cyclesPiles of ancient shells provide the first reliable long-term record for the powerful driver of year-to-year climate changes. Results show that the El Niņos 10,000 years ago were as strong and frequent as they are today. ...> Full Article


Sea-level spikes, volcanic risk, volcanos cause drought (8/12/2014)

Unforeseen, short-term increases in sea level caused by strong winds, pressure changes and fluctuating ocean currents can cause more damage to beaches on the East Coast over the course of a year than a powerful hurricane making landfall, according to a new study. ...> Full Article


Burrowing animals may have been key to stabilizing Earth's oxygen (8/11/2014)

Burrowing animals may have been key to stabilizing Earth's oxygenEvolution of the first burrowing animals may have played a major role in stabilizing the Earth's oxygen reservoir, according to a new study in Nature Geoscience. ...> Full Article


Scientists warn time to stop drilling in the dark (8/7/2014)

Scientists warn time to stop drilling in the darkThe co-authors of a new study, including two Simon Fraser University research associates, cite new reasons why scientists, industry representatives and policymakers must collaborate closely on minimizing damage to the natural world from shale gas development. Viorel Popescu and Maureen Ryan, David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellows in SFU's Biological Sciences department, are among eight international co-authors of the newly published research in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. ...> Full Article


'Fracking' in the dark: Biological fallout of shale-gas production still largely unknown (8/6/2014)

'Fracking' in the dark: Biological fallout of shale-gas production still largely unknownEight conservation biologists from various organizations and institutions, including Princeton University, found that shale-gas extraction in the United States has vastly outpaced scientists' understanding of the industry's environmental impact. With shale-gas production projected to surge during the next 30 years, determining and minimizing the industry's effects on nature and wildlife must become a top priority for scientists, industry and policymakers, the researchers said. ...> Full Article

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Composition of Earth's mantle revisited

Pacific plate shrinking as it coolsPacific plate shrinking as it cools

Severe drought is causing the western US to rise

Has the puzzle of rapid climate change in the last ice age been solved?Has the puzzle of rapid climate change in the last ice age been solved?

Induced quakes rattle less than tectonic quakes, except near epicenter

Gorges are eradicated by downstream sweep erosion

Foreshock series controls earthquake rupture

Study of Chilean quake shows potential for future earthquake

A new look at what's in 'fracking' fluids raises red flagsA new look at what's in 'fracking' fluids raises red flags

New tools reveal mysteries of an ancient Arctic terraneNew tools reveal mysteries of an ancient Arctic terrane

Ancient shellfish remains rewrite 10,000-year history of El Nino cyclesAncient shellfish remains rewrite 10,000-year history of El Nino cycles

Sea-level spikes, volcanic risk, volcanos cause drought

Burrowing animals may have been key to stabilizing Earth's oxygenBurrowing animals may have been key to stabilizing Earth's oxygen

Scientists warn time to stop drilling in the darkScientists warn time to stop drilling in the dark

'Fracking' in the dark: Biological fallout of shale-gas production still largely unknown'Fracking' in the dark: Biological fallout of shale-gas production still largely unknown



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