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Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 08.04.2021
Mars didn't dry up in one go
Mars didn’t dry up in one go
The Perseverance rover has just landed on Mars. Meanwhile, its precursor Curiosity continues to explore the base of Mount Sharp (officially Aeolis Mons), a mountain several kilometres high at the centre of the Gale crater.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 24.03.2021
One of Earth’s biggest carbon sinks has been overestimated
The results contradict a widely accepted assumption in climate models that biomass and soil carbon will increase in tandem in the coming decades and highlight the importance of grasslands in helping to draw down carbon. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere fuels plant growth. As carbon levels rise, it's appealing to think of supercharged plant growth and massive tree-planting campaigns drawing down the CO2 produced by fossil fuel burning, agriculture and other human activities.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 18.03.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 18.03.2021
For some scientists, Mars 2020 is a mission of perseverance
An artist's concept of the Perseverance rover on the surface of Mars, part of the Mars 2020 mission. The rover will collect rock and soil samples, seal them in tubes and drop the tubes on the surface for later pickup and return to Earth, potentially by 2031.

Earth Sciences - 11.03.2021
Opinion: why we need to look back thousands of years to get better at predicting earthquakes
Ten years on from the earthquake which caused the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Dr Joanna Faure Walker (UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction) discusses the need for using geological data to help predict where earthquakes may happen in the future.

Research Management - Earth Sciences - 04.03.2021

Environment - Earth Sciences - 18.02.2021
Climate change and Swiss lakes
Climate change and Swiss lakes
A new simulation study shows that climate change risks significantly altering water temperature, ice cover and mixing of many Swiss lakes. Mid altitude lakes are especially under pressure, running the risk of completely losing ice cover and no longer fully mixing twice per year. Such a change would have fundamental consequences for the functioning of lake ecosystems.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 04.02.2021
New Geology Professor Researching Interaction Between Climate Change and Mountain Building
New Geology Professor Researching Interaction Between Climate Change and Mountain Building
Christoph von Hagke took on his professorship post in geology at the PLUS on 1st October 2020. His research focuses on the interactions between mountain formation processes and climate change of both past and present, including in the foothill of the Alps.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 29.01.2021

Earth Sciences - 28.01.2021
Using science to explore a 60-year-old Russian mystery
Using science to explore a 60-year-old Russian mystery
Researchers from EPFL and ETH Zurich have conducted an original scientific study that puts forth a plausible explanation for the mysterious 1959 death of nine hikers in the Ural Mountains in the former Soviet Union.

Earth Sciences - 28.01.2021
A new take on an old mystery
A new take on an old mystery
Researchers from EPFL and ETH Zürich have conducted an original scientific study that puts forth a plausible explanation for the mysterious 1959 death of nine hikers in the Ural Mountains in the former Soviet Union.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 28.01.2021
Clear as Mud: How Tiny Plants Changed the Planet, 488 Million Years Ago
Nearly 500 million years ago, Earth's lowland landscapes were dominated by vast sandy, gritty plains.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 13.01.2021
Wetland methane cycling increased during ancient global warming event
Wetland methane cycling increased during ancient global warming event
New research provides a stark warning of the need to address emissions from one of the most potent greenhouse gases - methane. Wetland methane cycling increased during a rapid global warming event 56 million years ago and could foreshadow changes the methane cycle will experience in the future, according to new research led by the University of Bristol.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 12.01.2021
Could the ocean hold the key to reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere?
Most experts agree that halting climate change — and the global warming, extreme heat events and stronger storms that come with it — will require the removal of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 11.01.2021
Extreme weather from the stratosphere
Extreme weather from the stratosphere
ETH climate researcher Daniela Domeisen has documented how the stratosphere influences extreme weather events.

Earth Sciences - Event - 06.01.2021

Environment - Earth Sciences - 04.01.2021
2 months at sea to explore the Southern Ocean's contribution to climate regulation
2 months at sea to explore the Southern Ocean’s contribution to climate regulation
To better understand the sequestration of atmospheric CO2 in the ocean, and especially how the chemical elements essential to this storage are supplied, transported and transformed by the oceans, is the goal of the SWINGS oceanographic cruise.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 30.12.2020
The World War II-era Chicago school of meteorology that decoded weather forecasting
Ever since the Wright Brothers called up the weather bureau to find the right place to launch the world's first plane ride in 1903, pilots and meteorologists have been in a symbiotic relationship.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 22.12.2020
Research Network Opens Window into the Earth’s Interior
Each seismic wave that travels through the Earth's crust slightly changes this layer. Cutting-edge sensor technology now allows us to re-evaluate risks such as landslides or the stability of bridges and buildings.

Health - Earth Sciences - 15.12.2020
Opinion: How England’s complicated political geography is confusing coronavirus rules
The UK's geographical units were designed by different bodies for different purposes, meaning splitting the country into areas in order to apply different Covid-19 restrictions isn't as straightforward as it initially seems, explains Professor James Cheshire (UCL Geography).

Environment - Earth Sciences - 07.12.2020
Midlife Refit of Research Vessel Roger Revelle Completed
Upgrades improve scientific capabilities and extend life of one of the most capable ships in U.S. academic fleet Research vessel (R/V) Roger Revelle is back at work after a midlife refit involving upgrades from top to bottom, bow to stern.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 09.11.2020
Cape Town’s ’Day Zero’ drought a sign of things to come
Using new high-resolution simulations, researchers conclude that climate change made the Cape Town 'Day Zero' drought five to six times more likely and suggest extreme drought events could become common in southwestern South Africa by the end of the 21st century.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 05.11.2020
Eyes on Wildfires
First responder observing real-time ALERTWildfire camera network feeds in UC San Diego's VRroom, a room-scale visual analytics environment for collaborative big-data analytics.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 29.10.2020
Leading European universities unite to battle climate change
Leading European universities unite to battle climate change
Researchers from four leading European technical universities, all members of IDEA League, are looking for new solutions against climate change in the EASYGO project.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 28.10.2020
Chesapeake Bay dead zone smaller than in recent years
Experts from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources report that the 2020 dead zone is the second smallest observed in the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay since monitoring began in 1985.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 21.10.2020
University of Glasgow joins SCCS partnership in climate action
Leading academics from the University of Glasgow have joined forces with SCCS, the UK's largest grouping of carbon capture and storage (CCS) scientists, to strengthen climate action through targeted r

Earth Sciences - Environment - 12.10.2020

Physics - Earth Sciences - 06.10.2020
Earth grows fine gems in minutes
Earth grows fine gems in minutes
Study: Crystals could grow up to a yard per day in some cooling magmas Rome wasn't built in a day, but some of Earth's finest gemstones were, according to new research from Rice University. Brazilian emeralds in a quartz-pegmatite matrix. (Photo courtesy of Madereugeneandrew/Wikimedia Commons) Aquamarine, emerald, garnet, zircon and topaz are but a few of the crystalline minerals found mostly in pegmatites , veinlike formations that commonly contain both large crystals and hard-to-find elements like tantalum and niobium.

Earth Sciences - Event - 01.10.2020

Earth Sciences - Environment - 24.09.2020
Island-building in Southeast Asia created Earth’s northern ice sheets
Mt. Sumbing, an arc volcano in Central Java, in 2016. The uplift of volcanic rock in this island arc, starting 15 million years ago, triggered global cooling, according to Berkeley scientists and their colleagues.

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.
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