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June 26, 2022

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Stretching of the Continents Drove Ancient Global Warming Event, Say Scientists

Scientists have discovered that stretching of the continents is likely to have caused one of the most extreme and abrupt episodes of global warming ...

Pioneering Study Shows Climate Played Crucial Role in Changing Location of Ancient Coral Reefs

Prehistoric coral reefs dating back up to 250 million years extended much further away from the Earth's equator than today, new research has ...

The Earth Moves Far Under Our Feet: A New Study Shows the Inner Core Oscillates

Scientists have found evidence that the Earth's inner core oscillates, contradicting previously accepted models that posited it consistently rotates ...

Yellowstone's History of Hydrothermal Explosions Over the Past 14,000 Years

While much of public attention on Yellowstone focuses on its potential to produce large supereruptions, the hazards that are much more likely to occur are smaller, violent hydrothermal explosions. ...
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Scientists Shine New Light on Role of Earth's Orbit in the Fate of Ancient Ice Sheets

Scientists have finally put to bed a long-standing question over the role of Earth's orbit in driving global ice age ...

Arc Volcanoes Are Wetter Than Previously Thought, With Scientific and Economic Implications

The percentage of water in arc volcanoes, which form above subduction zones, may be far more than many previous studies have calculated. This increased amount of water has broad implications for ...

High School Students Measure Earth's Magnetic Field from ISS

A small computer aboard the International Space Station programmed by Portuguese students enables measurements as part of Raspberry Pi Foundation's Astro Pi ...

Earth's Core: Unexpected Flow Behavior in Liquid Metals

Some metals are in liquid form, the prime example being mercury. But there are also enormous quantities of liquid metal in the Earth's core, where temperatures are so high that part of the iron ...

Environment Scientists Close in on 'Golden Spike' to Define Anthropocene

Researchers searching for a 'golden spike' to formally define humanity's current geological period -- and acknowledge human impact on our planet -- have announced a major step in their ...

Puzzling Features Deep in Earth's Interior Illuminated

New research examines an unusual pocket of rock at the boundary layer with Earth's core, some three thousand kilometers beneath the ...

For Wetland Plants, Sea-Level Rise Stamps out Benefits of Higher CO2

Wetlands across the globe are in danger of drowning from rising seas. But for decades, scientists held out hope that another aspect of climate change -- rising carbon dioxide (CO2) -- could trigger ...

Major Infrared Breakthrough Could Lead to Solar Power at Night

Using technology similar to night-vision goggles, researchers have developed a device that can generate electricity from thermal ...

Early Earth: Tungsten Isotopes in Seawater Provide Insights Into the Co-Evolution of Earth's Mantle and Continents

Scientists have demonstrated that a new geochemical archive -- 182-Tungsten in banded iron formations -- can be used to simultaneously trace both the evolution of the Earth's mantle and ...

Mars' Emitted Energy and Seasonal Energy Imbalance

Seasonal imbalance between the solar energy absorbed and released by the planet Mars could be a cause of the Red Planet's dust storms, according to new research. Understanding how the system ...

Hunga Volcano Eruption Provides an Explosion of Data

The massive Jan. 15, 2022, eruption of the Hunga submarine volcano in the South Pacific Ocean created a variety of atmospheric wave types, including booms heard 6,200 miles away in Alaska. It also ...

More Difficult Than Expected for Glaciers to Recover from Climate Warming

Ice shelves are floating extensions of glaciers. If Greenland's second largest ice shelf breaks up, it may not recover unless Earth's future climate cools ...

Newly Discovered Lake May Hold Secret to Antarctic Ice Sheet's Rise and Fall

Scientists investigating the underside of the world's largest ice sheet in East Antarctica have discovered a city-size lake whose sediments might answer questions about what Antarctica was like ...

Ice-Capped Volcanoes Slower to Erupt, Study Finds

The Westdahl Peak volcano in Alaska last erupted in 1992, and continued expansion hints at another eruption soon. Experts previously forecasted the next blast to occur by 2010, but the volcano -- ...

Confirmed: Atmospheric Helium Levels Are Rising

Scientists used an unprecedented technique to detect that levels of helium are rising in the atmosphere, resolving an issue that has lingered among atmospheric chemists for ...

Failed Eruptions Are at the Origin of Copper Deposits

Copper is one of the most widely used metals on the planet today due to its electrical and thermal conduction properties. The greatest natural resources of this metal are the so-called ...

Major 2020 Alaska Quake Triggered Neighboring 2021 Temblor

A study of two powerful earthquakes in adjacent areas off the Alaska Peninsula in 2020 and 2021 shows a connection between the two. It also suggests they may be a part of an 80-year rupture cascade ...

Landslides Can Have a Major Impact on Glacier Melt and Movement

Using satellite imagery to study the effects of a 2019 landslide on the Amalia Glacier in Patagonia, a research team found the landslide helped stabilize the glacier and caused it to grow by about ...

Carbon, Climate Change and Ocean Anoxia in an Ancient Icehouse World

A new study describes a period of rapid global climate change in an ice-capped world much like the present -- but 304 million years ago. Within about 300,000 years, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels ...

Geophysics: Better Insights Into Earth's Interior

Geophysicists have developed a method that allows them to investigate the composition of the Earth with better ...

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