- Was The Danube The Location Of The Noah's Ark Flood?
Did a catastrophic flood of biblical proportions occur, as stated in the story of Noah's Ark? If so, it may have been the shores of the Black Sea that were drowned 9,500 years ago, wiping out early Neolithic settlements around its perimeter. ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 23 2009 - 10:37am
- Continental Drift- What Earth Will Look Like In 120 Million Years
It wasn't always the case that people believed in continental drift, German geologist and meteorologist Alfred Wegener's(1) theory that parts of the Earth's crust slowly drift atop a liquid core. He believed 200 million years ago there w ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 25 2009 - 12:32pm
- Earthquake 'Fossils' Abundant, Says Study
Rocks formed only under the extreme heat and friction during earthquakes, called pseudotachylytes, may be more abundant than previously reported, according to new research focused on eight faults found in the Sierra Nevada. The research appears in the Febr ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2011 - 3:25pm
- Hydropyrolysis- How Those Earliest Traces Of Animal Life Were Found
You mat have read recently about chemical fossils discovered in sedimentary rocks in Oman. Those fossil steroids, remnants of a type of sponge known as Demosponges, are between 635 and 750 million years old. They date back to around the time of the Marin ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 8 2009 - 11:14am
- Are Ancient Hot Springs Evidence Of Life On Mars?
To astrobiologists, hot springs hold a great deal of significance. Many of the most ancient organisms on Earth thrived in and around hydrothermal springs and their modern descendants still do. If life forms have ever been present on Mars, hot spring depo ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 15 2009 - 10:31am
- Coastal Erosion Rate Doubles In Last 5 Years, Says Study
Coastal erosion has more than doubled in Alaska – up to 45 feet per year – in a 5-year period between 2002 and 2007 along a 40-mile stretch of the Beaufort Sea, according to a U.S. Geological Survey(USGS) study that says average annual erosion rates along ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 18 2009 - 2:34pm
- Rocky Mountain Trench: Geologic Adventures
A cool morning breeze keeps the mosquitoes down as we pack our kayaks and gear for today’s paddling journey. It is day four of our holiday, with two days driving up from Vancouver to Cache Creek, past the Eocene insect and plant site at McAbee, the well ...
Blog Post - Heidi Henderson - Apr 23 2009 - 1:01pm
- The Bowron Lakes: Geologic Gems (Part II)
Blog Post - Heidi Henderson - Feb 20 2009 - 3:54pm
- The Bowron Lakes: Geologic Gem III
To reach the west side of the Bowron Lake paddling route, we must first face several kilometres portaging muddy trails to meet up with the Isaac River and then paddle rapids to grade two. ...
Blog Post - Heidi Henderson - Feb 26 2009 - 2:59pm
- The Bowron Lakes: Grizzly Encounter IV
Grizzly! We reach the end of Babcock Lake, the sixth body we will cross in completing the Bowron Lake circuit, we get prepared for our next portage. After packing up, I get my camera out to take advantage of the angle of the sun and the eroded rounded hil ...
Blog Post - Heidi Henderson - Apr 13 2009 - 5:01pm