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Earth Sciences - 18.09.2020
Olympic costs are comparable to ’deep disasters’ like pandemics, earthquakes, tsunamis and war
New University of Oxford research reveals the causes of the consistently spiralling cost overruns associated with the Olympic Games and proposes that cities avoid hosting them altogether.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 09.09.2020
Climate change will ultimately cost humanity $100,000 per ton of carbon, scientists estimate
Economists frequently try to estimate the societal cost of releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, but few of their projections go beyond the year 2100-far short of the millennia it takes for the climate changes from burning carbon to ultimately subside.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 08.09.2020

Earth Sciences - 27.08.2020
The Le Teil earthquake provides new insights on seismic risk in France and Western Europe
The Le Teil earthquake provides new insights on seismic risk in France and Western Europe
O n 11 November 2019 , a magnitude 5 earthquake occurred near the village of Le Teil in the Rhône River Valley in southern France producing an unexpected surface rupture with ground displacement.

Earth Sciences - 26.08.2020
Mount Everest summit success rates double, death rate stays the same over last 30 years
Mount Everest summit success rates double, death rate stays the same over last 30 years
As the world's tallest peak, Mount Everest draws more than 500 climbers each spring to attempt the summit during a small window of favorable conditions on the rugged Himalayan mountain that tops out at just over 29,000 feet.

Earth Sciences - 22.08.2020
Magnitude-3.2 western Lake Erie earthquake: U-M experts available
EXPERTS ADVISORY A magnitude-3.2 earthquake beneath westernmost Lake Erie shook Southeast Michigan on Friday evening.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 19.08.2020
Modeling avalanche protection in forests
Modeling avalanche protection in forests
Two EPFL students have compared the ability of a forest in Vaud Canton to protect against avalanches before and after it was ravaged by fire in 2018.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 12.08.2020

Life Sciences - Earth Sciences - 12.08.2020
Ancient North American reptiles lived on an island archipelago in South Wales
Ancient North American reptiles lived on an island archipelago in South Wales
A recent study, led by the University of Bristol has uncovered fossils of dwarf reptiles that lived in South Wales 205 million years ago and were closely related to North American animals that lived 15 million years earlier.

Earth Sciences - Computer Science - 11.08.2020
With a nod to UC Berkeley, Google crowdsources earthquake data
Earthquake early warning gives people time to drop, cover and hold on until the shaking stops, preventing injuries.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 05.08.2020
Geothermal Brines Could Propel California's Green Economy
Geothermal Brines Could Propel California’s Green Economy
Berkeley Lab scientists to help advance lithium extraction, geothermal energy, thanks to California Energy Commission grants Deep beneath the surface of the Salton Sea, a shallow lake in California's

Earth Sciences - 30.07.2020
Unravels secret to subduction
A new study by an international team of researchers offers new clues about where and how subduction starts on Earth, the process behind our most deadly volcanic eruptions.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 28.07.2020
Thallium: highly toxic, but little studied
Thallium: highly toxic, but little studied
In Agatha Christie's novel The Pale Horse, the victims die of thallium poisoning.

Earth Sciences - 28.07.2020
Maartje Bastings, a scientist reaching for new heights
Maartje Bastings, a scientist reaching for new heights
Summer series - A calling for research.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 27.07.2020
Mars 2020: Next Stop, the Red Planet
At a Glance Leadership President Provost Board of Trustees Legacy History & Milestones Historic Awards & Honors Caltech Archives Interactive History Map News Publications This is Caltech Calt

Earth Sciences - 27.07.2020
Brando's atoll was holiday getaway for Tahitian royalty
Brando’s atoll was holiday getaway for Tahitian royalty
A lost Tahitian paradise for the Pacific nation's royals has been re-discovered on the tiny atoll of Teti'aroa, once owned by Hollywood icon Marlon Brando.   The finds from ANU include two rarely-seen archery platforms and a huge open-air altar, likely used for ceremonial purposes and ritual offerings.  They are among 115 important structures mapped by the researchers, giving the strongest evidence yet the island was the exclusive preserve of the Tahitian royal family in the 18th century.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 23.07.2020
Desert mosses use quartz rocks as sun shades
In the Mojave Desert, a translucent quartz rock keeps the soil moist, the moss green and cuts the intensity of sunlight.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 14.07.2020

Environment - Earth Sciences - 09.07.2020
Moderate summer harmful algal bloom predicted for western Lake Erie
Moderate summer harmful algal bloom predicted for western Lake Erie
Share on: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn University of Michigan researchers and their partners are forecasting that western Lake Erie will experience a moderate harmful algal bloom this summer.

Earth Sciences - Social Sciences - 08.07.2020
Engineers pioneer project to protect Nepal's future generations from earthquakes
Engineers pioneer project to protect Nepal’s future generations from earthquakes
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.

Earth Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 01.07.2020
Slow Earthquakes in Cascadia are Predictable
At a Glance Leadership President Provost Board of Trustees Legacy History & Milestones Historic Awards & Honors Caltech Archives Interactive History Map News Publications This is Caltech Calte

Environment - Earth Sciences - 30.06.2020
Mayotte: launch of a global study on this fragile and unique ecosystem
Mayotte: launch of a global study on this fragile and unique ecosystem
The CNRS and Mayotte's Centre Universitaire de Formation et de Recherche (CUFR) have just approved the creation of a global ecology study site on the Mahoran archipelago.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 25.06.2020
Opinion: Why the Anthropocene began with European colonisation and mass slavery
Professor Mark Maslin and Professor Simon Lewis (both UCL Geography) write about how colonisation marks the beginning of the Anthropocene, and how the origins of racism and climate emergency share common causes.

Earth Sciences - 19.06.2020
The Kerguelen oceanic plateau sheds light on the formation of continents
The Kerguelen oceanic plateau sheds light on the formation of continents
How did the continents form? Although to a certain extent this remains an open question, the oceanic plateau of the Kerguelen Islands may well provide part of the answer, according to a French-Austra

Environment - Earth Sciences - 19.06.2020
Who's evaluating Swiss landscapes?
Who’s evaluating Swiss landscapes?
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, how do you define a beautiful landscape? Machine learning algorithms can be helpful here, says Adrienne Grêt-Regamey.

Earth Sciences - 17.06.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 17.06.2020
"My dream discovery would be to map the Moon’s geology."
Maria Schönbächler investigates how our solar system formed. Her work often reminds her of the importance of breaking out of established patterns.

Paleontology - Earth Sciences - 17.06.2020
Tracking Australia's gigantic carnivorous dinosaurs
Tracking Australia’s gigantic carnivorous dinosaurs
North America had the T. rex , South America had the Giganotosaurus and Africa the Spinosaurus - now evidence shows Australia had gigantic predatory dinosaurs. The discovery came in University of Queensland research, led by palaeontologist Dr Anthony Romilio , which analysed southern Queensland dinosaur footprint fossils dated to the latter part of the Jurassic Period, between 165 and 151 million-year-ago.

Life Sciences - Earth Sciences - 15.06.2020

Environment - Earth Sciences - 01.06.2020
NOAA Selects UC San Diego for Cooperative Institute to Study Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Systems
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced it selected the University of California San Diego to host the new Cooperative Institute for Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Systems (CIMEAS).

Paleontology - Earth Sciences - 29.05.2020
When Somerset lay beneath the sea
When Somerset lay beneath the sea
The evidence consists of limestone pebbles that carry borings made by molluscs as well as oysters. These pebbles were torn up from the underlying Carboniferous limestone which formed the basic landscape all over Somerset and across the Severn Estuary to South Wales.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 20.05.2020
"We need to study biodiversity in a more holistic way."
Catherine and Florian, the theme of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) is "Our solutions are in nature".

Earth Sciences - 18.05.2020
Researchers to study ’DNA’ of Earth’s interior
An ambitious project set-up to map conditions underneath the surface of the Earth in unprecedented detail has been launched by scientists. Combining state-of-the-art technology with the latest high-performance computing, a UK team led by researchers at Cardiff University are aiming to create the very first 4D maps of the Earth's mantle - a huge layer of slowly moving rock that sits beneath our surface.

Paleontology - Earth Sciences - 13.05.2020

Environment - Earth Sciences - 11.05.2020
3 Questions: Harnessing wave power to rebuild islands
3 Questions: Harnessing wave power to rebuild islands
In the Maldives, an MIT team is conducting experiments to combat sea-level rise by redirecting natural sand movement.

Earth Sciences - 07.05.2020

Earth Sciences - 06.05.2020
Fiber Optic Seismic Array in Pasadena Tracks Rose Parade
New seismic array is sensitive enough to distinguish individual floats and bands In November, Caltech and the City of Pasadena unveiled a new citywide fiber optic earthquake detector capable of mapping how temblors are shaking the city at millimeter-scale resolution.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 29.04.2020
Analysis: Seabed fossils show the ocean is undergoing a change not seen for 10,000 years
Dr Peter Spooner (UCL Earth Sciences) shares what his team's study of deep-sea fossils reveals about the changes in ocean circulation, and how that has affected ecosystems in the Atlantic Ocean. Changes in ocean circulation may have caused a shift in Atlantic Ocean ecosystems not seen for the past 10,000 years, new analysis of deep-sea fossils has revealed.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 27.04.2020
A new approach to managing earthquake risk from fracking
A new approach to managing earthquake risk from fracking
Earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing can damage property and endanger lives. Stanford researchers have developed new guidelines for when to slow or halt fracking operations based on local risks.

Earth Sciences - 24.04.2020
WIITE, the exoskeleton for backcountry skiing
While backcountry ski racers are disappointed that they won't be starting the Patrouille des Glaciers, one disabled skier is happily strapping on the climbing skins once again.

Paleontology - Earth Sciences - 24.04.2020
'Dino Cave' reveals dinosaur crouch walkers
’Dino Cave’ reveals dinosaur crouch walkers
Old photos from Mount Morgan's sealed off ‘Dino Cave' have shed light onto new and unusual Aussie dinosaur behaviours, thanks to University of Queensland research.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 21.04.2020
North pole will be ice-free in summer
Summer Arctic sea-ice is predicted to disappear before 2050, resulting in devastating consequences for the Arctic ecosystem.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 20.04.2020
Steve Graham looks back on the first Earth Day
Steve Graham looks back on the first Earth Day
Stanford Earth Dean Steve Graham joined one of the thousands of rallies held in celebration of the first Earth Day.

Earth Sciences - Paleontology - 25.03.2020
In Earth’s largest extinction, land die-offs began long before ocean turnover
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).
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