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Environment - Earth Sciences - 28.02.2024
UCLA and Equatic to build world's largest ocean-based plant for carbon removal
UCLA and Equatic to build world’s largest ocean-based plant for carbon removal

Environment - Earth Sciences - 28.02.2024
80 mph speed record for glacier fracture helps reveal the physics of ice sheet collapse
There's enough water frozen in Greenland and Antarctic glaciers that if they melted, global seas would rise by many feet.

Earth Sciences - 21.02.2024
Racial disparities in the application of welfare sanctions in England
Ethnic minority claimants living in rural areas of England are more likely to face sanctions when claiming Jobseeker's Allowance compared to their White counterparts. Academics from Cardiff University used Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) data to analyse the total number of sanction and referral decisions made in each local authority (LA) for different ethnic groups over a period of seven years.

Earth Sciences - 14.02.2024
Construction shortcuts and deficient buildings main cause of casualties in Türkiye-Syria earthquakes
Construction shortcuts and deficient buildings main cause of casualties in Türkiye-Syria earthquakes
Flaws in planning, design and construction processes that ignored established best practices were the root causes of most injuries and deaths in last year's Türkiye-Syria earthquakes, according to a new report by an international team, led by UCL and the University of Cambridge.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 14.02.2024
Historically low Great Lakes ice coverage: U-M experts available
EXPERTS ADVISORY NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory reported this week that Great Lakes ice coverage has reached a historic low.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 08.02.2024
What made Earth a giant snowball 700m years ago? Scientists have an answer
What made Earth a giant snowball 700m years ago? Scientists have an answer
Dr Adriana Dutkiewicz was inspired during a field trip to the Flinders Ranges to find out how volcanic activity turned our blue dot to an ice covered planet. Together with Professor Dietmar Muller and the EarthByte group, they've produced an answer. Australian geologists have used plate tectonic modelling to determine what most likely caused an extreme ice-age climate in Earth's history, more than 700 million years ago.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 05.02.2024
Demystifying complex nature of Arctic clouds
With dancing ribbons of light visible in the sky, a team of researchers flew on a series of scenic and sometimes stormy flights into the cold unknown, trying to learn more about why one of the most frigid places on Earth is warming at a feverish pace. The researchers-a University of Miami atmospheric scientist and her two Ph.D.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 01.02.2024
A milestone in weather and climate research
A team of researchers from Germany and Switzerland involving Empa is setting a milestone in weather and climate research: At the beginning of February, the renowned climate and weather model ICON has become available to all interested parties under an open source license. This is intended to make science and the scientific services behind it more transparent.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 31.01.2024
Great Lakes ice: U-M experts available to discuss

Environment - Earth Sciences - 29.01.2024
Antarc­ti­ca's big­gest recor­ded 'heat­wave' fully deci­phe­red
Antarc­ti­ca’s big­gest recor­ded ’heat­wave’ fully deci­phe­red
An international team of scientists including Elisabeth Schlosser from the Department of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences extensively documented an exceptional warming event in Antarctica.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 26.01.2024
'Valais is an ideal laboratory to study climate change impacts'
’Valais is an ideal laboratory to study climate change impacts’
Exploring the climate crisis with Jérôme Chappellaz, environmental scientist and academic director of ALPOLE at EPFL.

Earth Sciences - Physics - 25.01.2024
Oscillating particles in the sky
Publication of the Physics Laboratory in the journal Physical Review Letters on January 19, 2024. News by CNRS Physics on January 23, 2024.

Earth Sciences - Life Sciences - 25.01.2024
Unlocking history with geology and genetics
Unlocking history with geology and genetics

Environment - Earth Sciences - 24.01.2024
New tool predicts flood risk from hurricanes in a warming climate
Using New York as a test case, the model predicts flooding at the level experienced during Hurricane Sandy will occur roughly every 30 years by the end of this century.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 24.01.2024
Analysis: Humans are depleting groundwater worldwide, but there are ways to replenish it
Analysis: Humans are depleting groundwater worldwide, but there are ways to replenish it
Richard Taylor (UCL Geography) explains how vital it is to monitor groundwater levels and the importance of accurate groundwater level information for local communities and businesses, in The Conversation. If you stand at  practically any point on Earth , there is water moving through the ground beneath your feet.

Earth Sciences - 24.01.2024
Q&A: What sets the recent Japan earthquake apart from others?

Earth Sciences - 22.01.2024
SFU professor and team win women’s class of World’s Toughest Row, cross the Atlantic in 38 days

Earth Sciences - Chemistry - 22.01.2024
Shallow soda lakes show promise as cradles of life on Earth
Charles Darwin proposed that life could have emerged in a " warm little pond " with the right cocktail of chemicals and energy. A study from the University of Washington, published this month in Communications Earth & Environment, reports that a shallow "soda lake" in western Canada shows promise for matching those requirements.

Earth Sciences - 22.01.2024
University High Wins L.A. Ocean Sciences Bowl at NASA's JPL
University High Wins L.A. Ocean Sciences Bowl at NASA’s JPL

Earth Sciences - 16.01.2024
Award for Flood Monitoring by App
Award for Flood Monitoring by App
British Economic and Social Research Council honours project in Brazil with participating geoinformation scientists from Heidelberg A research team including geoinformation scientists from Heidelberg

Environment - Earth Sciences - 16.01.2024
Signi­fi­cant decline of CO2 emis­si­ons in Inns­bruck
Signi­fi­cant decline of CO2 emis­si­ons in Inns­bruck
Air monitoring measurements at the University of Innsbruck's atmospheric observatory show that carbon dioxide emissions in western Austria have fallen by around 20 percent since 2018.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 12.01.2024
The limits of the Netherlands’ water system have been reached
Long-term drought, severe storms, and rising sea levels; Without a clear policy, we will eventually find ourselves surrounded by water, without a drop to drink, explain  Maarten Kleinhans ,  Esther Stouthamer  and  Niko Wanders.

Astronomy / Space - Earth Sciences - 09.01.2024
A Jupiter-sized planet has been hiding a big secret: A 350,000-mile-long tail
A Jupiter-sized planet has been hiding a big secret: A 350,000-mile-long tail
Scientists say the discovery presents a rare opportunity to study the physics that shape thousands of other planets Science + Technology Scientists say the discovery presents a rare opportunity to stu

Environment - Earth Sciences - 09.01.2024
UBC experts on cold and extreme weather
UBC experts on cold and extreme weather

Environment - Earth Sciences - 09.01.2024
Old times revived for climate adaptation
Extreme rainfall events are becoming more extreme and periods of drought are becoming more frequent.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 08.01.2024
Team to investigate icebergs breaking off Antarctica ice shelf
Team to investigate icebergs breaking off Antarctica ice shelf
A team of scientists from UCL, the University of Cambridge and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are studying the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica to unravel the mysteries behind the calving processes that result in the formation of colossal icebergs.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 04.01.2024
Let’s talk about solutions

Earth Sciences - Astronomy / Space - 04.01.2024
The rocky road to the beginning
The rocky road to the beginning
Craig Walton is the first NOMIS Fellow at the Centre for Origin and Prevalence of Life at ETH Zurich.

Astronomy / Space - Earth Sciences - 27.12.2023
NASA's Juno to Get Close Look at Jupiter's Volcanic Moon Io on Dec. 30
NASA’s Juno to Get Close Look at Jupiter’s Volcanic Moon Io on Dec. 30
This image revealing the north polar region of the Jovian moon Io was taken on October 15 by NASA's Juno.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 21.12.2023
As the Arctic Warms, Its Waters Are Emitting Carbon
As the Arctic Warms, Its Waters Are Emitting Carbon
Sediment from Canada's Mackenzie River empties into the Beaufort Sea in milky swirls in this 2017 satellite image. Scientists are studying how river discharge drives carbon dioxide emissions in this part of the Arctic Ocean. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen using Landsat data from USGS" Runoff from one of North America's largest rivers is driving intense carbon dioxide emissions in the Arctic Ocean.

Earth Sciences - Career - 20.12.2023
Three new DeepNL UT-projects investigate the dynamics of the deep subsurface

Environment - Earth Sciences - 20.12.2023
New landscape atlas helps us envision Paris in the future
New landscape atlas helps us envision Paris in the future
EPFL's Habitat Research Center has created the first atlas of Paris landscapes, after winning a request for proposals by the French government and the City of Paris.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 19.12.2023
The big clean-up in the atmosphere
The big clean-up in the atmosphere
If we want to achieve our climate goals and prevent irreversible changes to the Earth's climate system, we not only need to curb our greenhouse gas emissions, but also remove excess man-made CO2 from the atmosphere.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 18.12.2023
Mariette Wolthers appointed professor of Aquatic Geochemistry
As of 15 December, Mariette Wolthers is appointed professor of Aquatic Geochemistry in the Earth Sciences Department of the Faculty of Geosciences.

Campus - Earth Sciences - 14.12.2023
Saving lives by monitoring landslides with big data and GeoAI
A new research project at the University of Twente will develop a novel way to identify and monitor landslides, even when cloud cover obscures traditional satellite images.

Campus - Earth Sciences - 14.12.2023
Saving lives with by monitoring landslides with big data and GeoAI
A new research project at the University of Twente will develop a novel way to identify and monitor landslides, even when cloud cover obscures traditional satellite images.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 12.12.2023
Berkeley Lab Led Analysis Confirms California’s Salton Sea Region to Be a Rich Domestic Lithium Resource
Adapted from a Nov. 28 news release by Doe's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. On Nov.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 12.12.2023
New research into the dynamics of the deep subsurface under the influence of human interventions
The research programme DeepNL of the Dutch Research Counsil NWO aims to improve the fundamental understanding of the dynamics of the deep subsurface under the influence of human interventions.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 12.12.2023
SFU Earth Sciences professor assessing carbon storage potential beneath Metro Vancouver
SFU Earth Sciences professor assessing carbon storage potential beneath Metro Vancouver
An SFU professor is looking at the viability of storing large volumes of carbon dioxide in a soda pop-like solution thousands of metres below the streets of Metro Vancouver to help B.C. meet its net-zero emission goals.

Earth Sciences - 12.12.2023
Researchers trace the health of coral reefs through tiny organisms

Environment - Earth Sciences - 11.12.2023
Analysis: Climate change: if warming approaches 2°C, a trickle of extinctions will become a flood

Environment - Earth Sciences - 11.12.2023
Mission to Antarctica: snow to understand the climate
Mission to Antarctica: snow to understand the climate
This December 12, Sibylle Boxho, a doctoral student in geology, leaves on a 2-month mission to Antarctica.

Astronomy / Space - Earth Sciences - 11.12.2023
NASA Sensor Produces First Global Maps of Surface Minerals in Arid Regions
NASA's EMIT produced its first global maps of hematite, goethite, and kaolinite in Earth's dry regions using data from the year ending November 2023. The mission collected billions of measurements of the three minerals and seven others that may affect. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech" EMIT delivers first-of-a-kind maps of minerals in Earth's dust-source areas, enabling scientists to model the fine particles' role in climate change and more.

Earth Sciences - Economics - 08.12.2023
Results for: Accessibility of public places for people with disabilities lags in Calgary
Motivated by her late father's disability, UCalgary geographer Victoria Fast leads Mapping Our Cities for All project to measure accessibility of Canadian cities Dr. Victoria Fast, PhD, and her

Earth Sciences - Life Sciences - 07.12.2023
All-woman crew of marine scientists rowing 5,000 km non-stop for ocean conservation
All-woman crew of marine scientists rowing 5,000 km non-stop for ocean conservation

Earth Sciences - Life Sciences - 07.12.2023
SFU professor part of all-woman crew rowing across Atlantic for ocean conservation
SFU professor part of all-woman crew rowing across Atlantic for ocean conservation

Environment - Earth Sciences - 06.12.2023
What should be done with all the CO2?
What should be done with all the CO2?
Capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and storing it either in recycled concrete aggregate or in geological reservoirs in Iceland is not only technically feasible, but also has a positive carbon footprint.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 05.12.2023
Droids of the deep expand climate tracking in the northeast Pacific Ocean
Droids of the deep expand climate tracking in the northeast Pacific Ocean
Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) has expanded the reach of Pacific Ocean monitoring with the deployment of new deep-sea Argo floats that collect vital ocean data while traveling up and down through the water column, the space between the sea surface and the seafloor.

Astronomy / Space - Earth Sciences - 05.12.2023
Western-led team designs prototype to analyze minerals in Martian rocks
Western-led team designs prototype to analyze minerals in Martian rocks
Working with industry partner, Earth sciences professor Roberta Flemming successfully tested miniaturized device A Western-led research team has developed the first-ever hand-held diffraction tool for the identification of minerals in their natural setting on planetary surfaces such as Mars.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 04.12.2023
Climate change and... glaciers
Climate change and... glaciers
With increasing temperatures, more heatwaves and less snowfall, glacier melt is accelerating. Whether we will still have water reserves in the form of frozen ice by 2100 depends heavily on efforts to contain the climate crisis.