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Environment - Earth Sciences - 24.09.2021
Deepwater renewal in Lake Geneva in light of climate change
Deepwater renewal in Lake Geneva in light of climate change
Scientists have studied two mechanisms that can help bring oxygen to the depths of a lake - essential for preserving the lake's ecosystem.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 22.09.2021
Tracking down track ballast
Tracking down track ballast
Switzerland may soon be facing a shortage of railway ballast. ETH geologists are heading into the wilds to track down new sources of crushed rocks.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 16.09.2021

Environment - Earth Sciences - 10.09.2021
Search for the World’s Oldest Ice to be Initiated
Scientists hope ice samples as much as five million years old can preview what society will face in coming century Researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego will join colleagues from around the country in an effort to discover Antarctica's oldest ice and through it, learn more about how the earth's climate has changed throughout its history.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 07.09.2021
Education hub on 'coastal resiliency' will focus on earthquakes, coastal erosion and climate change
Education hub on ’coastal resiliency’ will focus on earthquakes, coastal erosion and climate change
Hannah Hickey and Kim Eckart UW News The new Cascadia Coastlines and Peoples Hazards Research Hub will serve coastal communities in Northern California, Oregon and Washington.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 01.09.2021
New report details Switzerland's geo-energy potential
Switzerland has considerable capacity for carbon storage and a bright future in shallow geothermal energy. These are the two main findings presented in Innosuisse's final report on the 2013-2020 Energy Funding Programme, in the chapter on geo-energy. Lyesse Laloui, a full professor in civil engineering at EPFL, is the chapter's author and the head of a research group on this topic.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 27.08.2021
New maps forecast impacts of climate change
An estimated £1.2 billion of Scotland's buildings, transport infrastructure, cultural and natural heritage may be at risk of coastal erosion by 2050, according to new research.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 24.08.2021
Helping engineers better predict clay landslides
Helping engineers better predict clay landslides
Norway experiences dangerous landslides due to its clay-rich soil. For her Master's thesis in civil engineering at EPFL, Mathilde Metral outlined steps that the country's geotechnical engineers can take to improve the predictive computer model they're currently developing.  The heavy rains that sweep across Europe with growing frequency can be particularly damaging in Norway, where the clay-rich soil is susceptible to landslides.

Earth Sciences - Health - 14.08.2021

Environment - Earth Sciences - 09.08.2021
How wildfire restored a Yosemite watershed
For nearly half a century, lightning-sparked blazes in Yosemite's Illilouette Creek Basin have rippled across the landscape - closely monitored, but largely unchecked.

Earth Sciences - Economics / Business - 06.08.2021
Minor volcanic eruptions could 'cascade' into global catastrophe, experts warn
Minor volcanic eruptions could ’cascade’ into global catastrophe, experts warn
Researchers call for a shift in focus away from risks of "super-volcanic" eruptions and towards likelier scenarios of smaller eruptions in key global "pinch points" creating devastating domino effects.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 02.08.2021
New report: State of the science on western wildfires, forests and climate change
New report: State of the science on western wildfires, forests and climate change
Exceptionally hot and dry weather this summer has fueled dozens of wildfires across the western U.S.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 29.07.2021
Urban planning: Precious resources far below the surface
Urban planning: Precious resources far below the surface
TUM geologists create 3D underground model of Munich Our cities are growing. This leads to increasing use of resources below ground, for example when building underground train systems, using geothermal heat or developing drinking water supplies.

Earth Sciences - 27.07.2021
Scientists call on more research to determine ’tipping point’ of supervolcanoes
Scientists say it is extremely challenging to try and predict when a supervolcano might erupt again due to the sheer diversity of events that have gone before.

Earth Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - 23.07.2021

Environment - Earth Sciences - 16.07.2021
The African lake Sonachi: behind the mysteries of the great production of methane in extreme habitats
The African lake Sonachi: behind the mysteries of the great production of methane in extreme habitats
A study published in the journal , from the Nature publishing group, reveals the unusual high concentrations of methane in surface waters of the volcanic soda lake Sonachi (Kenya), in the African Rift Valley.

Earth Sciences - 16.07.2021
Scientists record Earth’s ’pulse’ at the bottom of the ocean
A new UCL-led project deploying 50 highly sensitive seismometers on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean aims to fix a gap in our understanding of powerful movements deep within Earth's interior.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 09.07.2021
Exhibition explores the carbon cycle from space
Scientists from UCL are helping audiences to see how the earth 'breathes' and learn more about climate issues like the production and storage of CO2 in a virtual experience for this year's Royal Society Summer Science programme.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 09.07.2021
Rare meteorite could hold secrets to life on Earth
Rare meteorite could hold secrets to life on Earth
Scientists are set to uncover the secrets of a rare meteorite and possibly the origins of oceans and life on Earth, thanks to Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) funding.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 08.07.2021
Team analyses the impact of climate change in dry and hot periods in the Pyrenees
Team analyses the impact of climate change in dry and hot periods in the Pyrenees
A team of the University of Barcelona has analysed for the first time what the dry and hot periods could be like in the area of the Pyrenees depending on different greenhouse emission scenarios.

Computer Science - Earth Sciences - 06.07.2021
Comprehensive Ice Sheets Gateway Helps Address Sea Level Rise
Nationwide team encompasses multiple agencies to create new -GHub- tool Researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) recently teamed with colleagues at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Tufts University to publish a special issue paper entitled Building a Glaciology Gateway to Unify a Community in the Concurrency and Computation journal.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 30.06.2021
Smaller summer harmful algal bloom predicted for western Lake Erie
Smaller summer harmful algal bloom predicted for western Lake Erie
University of Michigan researchers and their partners are forecasting that western Lake Erie will experience a smaller-than-average harmful algal bloom this summer.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 29.06.2021
Green mining could pave the way to net zero and provide the metals we need for a sustainable future
Green mining could pave the way to net zero and provide the metals we need for a sustainable future
Oxford scientists show how green mining could pave the way to net zero and provide the metals we need for a sustainable future Scientists at the University of Oxford demonstrate how it is possible to

Earth Sciences - Campus - 23.06.2021
Scientists Track Sudden Disappearance of Antarctic Ice Shelf Lake
Detailed observations enable better understanding of future ice shelf stability A global team of scientists including several from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego discovered the sudden demise of a large, deep, ice-covered lake on the surface of an Antarctic ice shelf.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 23.06.2021
For the second straight year, smaller Chesapeake Bay dead zone forecast for the summer
For the second straight year, smaller Chesapeake Bay dead zone forecast for the summer
For the second year in a row, researchers are forecasting a smaller than average Chesapeake Bay "dead zone” due to reduced river flows and less nutrient and sediment pollution.

Earth Sciences - 21.06.2021
Greater risk for babies born during natural disasters
Greater risk for babies born during natural disasters
Pregnant women exposed to natural disasters such as volcanoes are more likely to give birth prematurely, according to a new study from The Australian National University (ANU).

Earth Sciences - Environment - 17.06.2021
Seismic study will help keep carbon underground
Seismic study will help keep carbon underground
Department of Energy grant backs development of Jonathan Ajo-Franklin's fiber-optic monitors Rice University geoscientists and their colleagues will develop sophisticated fiber-optic sensors and seis

Campus - Earth Sciences - 16.06.2021

Environment - Earth Sciences - 15.06.2021
Finding the 'sweet spots' for managed aquifer recharge
Finding the ’sweet spots’ for managed aquifer recharge
Rapidly worsening drought and a mandate to bring aquifer withdrawals and deposits into balance by 2040 have ignited interest in replenishing California groundwater through managed aquifer recharge.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 13.06.2021
New experimental chamber pathway to ground-breaking discoveries
New experimental chamber pathway to ground-breaking discoveries
It's not easy to predict how rock will fracture when exposed to a blast hundreds of metres below the earth's surface, but a piece of experimental equipment will take away the guess work for The University of Queensland's blasting and fragmentation technology team. The unique chamber will allow the team, led by UQ's Associate Professor Italo Onederra and Dr Christopher Leonardi, to validate advanced modelling tools that will help them to develop safer mining techniques that are also better for the environment.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 09.06.2021
Reinventing concrete
Reinventing concrete
As the most-used building material on the planet and one of the world's largest industrial contributors to global warming, concrete has long been a target for reinvention.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 07.06.2021
Coronavirus Response Barely Slows Rising Carbon Dioxide
Peak for 2021 nears 420 parts per million at Mauna Loa Observatory Atmospheric carbon dioxide measured at NOAA's Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory peaked for 2021 in May at a monthly average of 419 parts per million (ppm) , the highest level since accurate measurements began 63 years ago, scientists from NOAA and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego announced today.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 03.06.2021
Is Earth’s core lopsided? Strange goings-on in our planet’s interior
A new model by UC Berkeley seismologists proposes that Earth's inner core grows faster on its east side (left) than on its west. Gravity equalizes the asymmetric growth by pushing iron crystals toward the north and south poles (arrows). This tends to align the long axis of iron crystals along the planet's rotation axis (dashed line), explaining the different travel times for seismic waves through the inner core.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 03.06.2021
Average-sized 'dead zone' forecast for Gulf of Mexico
Average-sized ’dead zone’ forecast for Gulf of Mexico
A team of scientists including a University of Michigan aquatic ecologist is forecasting this summer's Gulf of Mexico hypoxic area or "dead zone,” an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish

Earth Sciences - Campus - 01.06.2021

Earth Sciences - Environment - 01.06.2021

Environment - Earth Sciences - 28.05.2021
Untapped solar and wind potential in Swiss mountains
Untapped solar and wind potential in Swiss mountains
Scientists at EPFL and the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF have issued recommendations for what type of renewable energy should be produced in Switzerland's various regions, to help achieve the country's goals of carbon neutrality and energy self-sufficiency. According to a new study, the most effective way for Switzerland to become carbon-neutral and energy self-sufficient is to install a combination of wind turbines and solar panels in its Alpine regions.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 19.05.2021

Earth Sciences - Physics - 13.05.2021
Victor Barcilon, applied mathematician and geophysical scientist, 1939-2020
Scholar remembered for disciplined thinking, contributions to fluid mechanics Prof. Emeritus Victor Barcilon, applied mathematician and geophysical scientist, died April 15, 2020.

Campus - Earth Sciences - 07.05.2021

Earth Sciences - Environment - 03.05.2021
Local impacts from fracking the Eagle Ford
Local impacts from fracking the Eagle Ford
Stanford scientists simulated the local risk of damaging or nuisance-level shaking caused by hydraulic fracturing across the Eagle Ford shale formation in Texas. The results could inform a new approach to managing human-caused earthquakes. Hydraulic fracturing to extract trapped fossil fuels can trigger earthquakes.
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