Earth sciences

Earth Sciences - Environment - Apr 3
Soil erosion can have a devastating impact across the globe and a serious threat for modern agriculture. The increased demand for agriculture has led to forests and natural grasslands being converted to farm fields and pastures. However, many of the plants grown, such as coffee, cotton and palm oil, can significantly increase soil erosion beyond the soil's ability to maintain and renovate.
Earth Sciences - Computer Science - Mar 31
Earth Sciences - Computer Science

A new study from a University of Michigan researcher and colleagues at three institutions demonstrates the potential for using existing networks of buried optical fibers as an inexpensive observatory for monitoring and studying earthquakes.

Earth Sciences - Environment - Mar 25
Earth Sciences - Environment

An international team of scientists has for the first time identified the conditions deep below the Earth's surface that lead to the triggering of so-called ‘slow motion' earthquakes.

Earth Sciences - Physics - Mar 16

Yale geologists have identified the deepest pieces of Earth's crust ever found in the United States or Canada - in the rolling hills of northern Connecticut. Tiny bits of quartz and other minerals, inside garnet crystals, tell the story of a tectonic escalator ride that started 100 miles below Earth's surface, some 400 million years ago.

Earth Sciences - Environment - Mar 9
Earth Sciences - Environment

A clump of grass grows on an outcrop of shale 33,000 years ago. An ostrich pecks at the grass, and atoms taken up from the shale and into the grass become part of the eggshell the ostrich lays.

Earth Sciences - Palaeontology - Mar 25

Researchers dated ash deposits from this hill, called a koppie in South Africa. The lower part of koppie Loskop exposes strata from before the end-Permian extinction (Palingkloof Member of the Balfour Formation), while the upper part contains layers deposited after the extinction (Katberg Formation).

Life Sciences - Earth Sciences - Mar 22
Life Sciences - Earth Sciences

The world's animal distribution map will need to be redrawn and textbooks updated, after researchers discovered the existence of ‘Australian' species on Christmas Island.

Earth Sciences - Environment - Mar 15

The average power of waves hitting a coastline can predict how fast that coast will erode. Over millions of years, Hawaiian volcanoes have formed a chain of volcanic islands stretching across the Northern Pacific, where ocean waves from every direction, stirred up by distant storms or carried in on tradewinds, have battered and shaped the islands' coastlines to varying degrees.

Earth Sciences - Pharmacology - Mar 6

Channels McGill University News and Events Researchers find multiple faults with evidence of more than 10 meters of slip during past large earthquakes in the region hit by the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake and tsunami In the aftermath of the devastating Tohoku-Oki earthquake that struck off the coast o


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