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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
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
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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
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
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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).