Earth sciences

Earth Sciences - Social Sciences - Jul 8
Earth Sciences - Social Sciences
In 2015, a devastating earthquake in Nepal resulted in the loss of 9,000 lives, 3.5 million people left homeless and entire neighbourhoods flattened.
Environment - Earth Sciences - Jul 7
Environment - Earth Sciences

Global water consumption has increased almost fourfold in the past 100 years, and many regions can only meet their water demand thanks to essential contributions from mountain regions. In 30 years, almost a quarter of the world's lowland population will strongly depend on runoff from the mountains. Only sustainable development can ensure the important function of mountain areas as Earth's "water towers".

Environment - Earth Sciences - Jul 7
Environment - Earth Sciences

Artificial watering points in rangelands are posing an increasing threat to surrounding biodiversity long after the removal of livestock, according to University of Queensland research.

Earth Sciences - Environment - Jul 1
Earth Sciences - Environment

Researchers from the Swiss Seismological Service SED and ETH Zurich are working with the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre CSCS to develop a way of utilising geothermal energy safely with the help of supercomputers.

Environment - Earth Sciences - Jun 30
Environment - Earth Sciences

The amount and location of available terrestrial water is changing worldwide. An international research team led by ETH Zurich has now proved for the first time that human-induced climate change is responsible for the changes observed in available terrestrial water.

Environment - Earth Sciences - Jul 7

In a process that may help lakes maintain healthy levels of nutrients, new research from the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences shows that a majority of the lakes examined are continuously shedding nitrogen into the atmosphere.

Earth Sciences - Astronomy - Jul 1

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Earth Sciences - Environment - Jun 30
Earth Sciences - Environment

Scientists have for the first time linked the deep Earth's water cycle to earthquakes and volcanic activity.

Environment - Earth Sciences - Jun 29
Environment - Earth Sciences

Modelling of the Chicxulub asteroid impact 66 million years ago shows it created a world largely unsuitable for dinosaurs to live in.


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