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December 12, 2018

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December 12, 2018

Nov. 14, 2018 — Slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates under the ocean drag about three times more water down into the deep Earth than previously estimated, according to a first-of-its-kind seismic study that ... read more

Climate Control of Earth's Critical Zone

Nov. 14, 2018 — New research by geoscientists shines a light on this hidden world from ridgetops to valley floors and shows how rainfall shapes the part of our planet that is just beyond where we can ... read more

Nov. 8, 2018 — Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability as droughts become more likely across the region, according to new ... read more

Nov. 7, 2018 — Earth's water may have originated from both asteroidal material and gas left over from the formation of the Sun, according to new research. The new finding could give scientists important ... read more

Punctuated Earthquakes for New Madrid Area, Missouri, U.S.

Nov. 6, 2018 — In 1811 and 1812, the region around New Madrid, Missouri, experienced a number of major earthquakes. The final and largest earthquake in this sequence occurred on the Reelfoot fault, and temporarily ... read more

Villagers Follow the Geology to Safer Water in Bangladesh

Nov. 5, 2018 — Water researchers have found a way to fight the 'king of poisons' that accounts for one of every 20 deaths in ... read more

Enhanced Views of Earth Tectonics

Nov. 5, 2018 — Scientists have used data from the European Space Agency (ESA), Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) mission to unveil key geological features of the Earth's ... read more

Nov. 2, 2018 — The ozone hole that forms in the upper atmosphere over Antarctica each September was slightly above average size in 2018, scientists reported ... read more

Oct. 29, 2018 — The ocean floor as we know it is dissolving rapidly as a result of human activity. The seabed plays a crucial role in controlling the degree of ocean acidification by neutralizing the acidity of the ... read more

Oct. 25, 2018 — Researchers find evidence of water escaping during subduction and infiltrating sedimentary material related to small tremors that occur beneath the Pacific Northwest of the United ... read more

Mexico's 2017 Tehuantepec Quake Suggests a New Worry

Oct. 25, 2018 — Last September's magnitude 8.2 Tehuantepec earthquake happened deep, rupturing both mantle and crust, on the landward side of major subduction zone in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico's far ... read more

Oct. 24, 2018 — The same process that allows rock to flow like liquid during impact events allows 'peak rings' to form in large ... read more

Oct. 22, 2018 — The Galapagos archipelago is one of the most famous groups of islands in the world. Many of the animal and plant species are unique because of the islands' isolated location in the Pacific, ... read more

Oct. 19, 2018 — A new study could help us understand how our planet was formed. Scientists report that their research shows that Earth's inner core is solid -- a finding made possible by a new method for ... read more

New Understanding of Mekong River Incision

Oct. 16, 2018 — An international team of earth scientists has linked the establishment of the Mekong River to a period of major intensification of the Asian monsoon during the middle Miocene, about 17 million years ... read more

Oct. 15, 2018 — A new method for observing water within ice has revealed stored meltwater that may explain the complex flow behavior of some Greenland glaciers, an important component for predicting sea-level rise ... read more

Volcano Researcher Learns How Earth Builds Supereruption-Feeding Magma Systems

Oct. 10, 2018 — After studying layers of pumice, measuring the amount of crystals in the samples and using thermodynamic models, the team determined that magma moved closer to the surface with each successive ... read more

GeoSEA Array Records Sliding of Mount Etna's Southeastern Flank

Oct. 10, 2018 — The southeast flank of Mount Etna slowly slides towards the sea. A team of scientists showed for the first time movement of Etna's underwater flank using a new, sound-based geodetic monitoring ... read more

Oct. 4, 2018 — Global warming is projected to spawn more extreme wet and dry weather around the world, according to a new study. Those extremes include more frequent dry spells in the northwestern, central and ... read more

Oct. 1, 2018 — Researchers report that they may have pinned down the cause of 'stagnant slabs,' which resemble a wrench in the engine of the ... read more

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