- Massive Coral Death Attributed To Earthquake
Scientists have reported what is thought to be one of the world’s greatest mass death of corals ever recorded as a result of the earthquake in Aceh, Indonesia on 28 March 2005. The recent survey by scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society- Indone ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2011 - 3:31pm
- Volcanic Eruptions, Ancient Global Warming Linked
A team of scientists announced today confirmation of a link between massive volcanic eruptions along the east coast of Greenland and in the western British Isles about 55 million years ago and a period of global warming that raised sea surface temperature ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 29 2007 - 2:10am
- How To Look At Dinosaur Tracks
Dinosaur tracks, once neglected, are now considered a key source of scientific information on dinosaur behavior and ecology. A new study appearing in the May issue of The Journal of Geology provides fascinating insight into the factors geologists must acco ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 3 2008 - 4:15pm
- Ghost Of The Ice Age
Researchers have uncovered a large area of low but increasing gravity over North America – the lingering effect of the last ice age when sheets of ice sometimes three kilometres thick covered nearly all of Canada and the northeastern U.S. The study is the ...
Article - News Staff - May 10 2007 - 2:24pm
- The Woes Of Kilimanjaro: Don't Blame Global Warming
The "snows" of Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro inspired the title of an iconic American short story, but now its dwindling icecap is being cited as proof for human-induced global warming. However, two researchers writing in the July-August editio ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 12 2007 - 12:20pm
- Satellite Images Of China's Three Gorges Dam
Some call it the eighth wonder of world. Others say it's the next Great Wall of China. Upon completion in 2009, the Three Gorges Dam along China’s Yangtze River will be the world's largest hydroelectric power generator and one of the few man-made ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 8 2008 - 1:12pm
- Finding A Way To The Center Of The Earth
Humans have yet to see Earth's center, as did the characters in Jules Verne's science fiction classic, "Journey to the Center of the Earth." But a new NASA study proposes a novel technique to pinpoint more precisely the location of Eart ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 15 2007 - 10:16pm
- New Picture Of Earth's Lower Mantle
Laboratory measurements of a high-pressure mineral believed to exist deep within the Earth show that the mineral may not, as geophysicists hoped, have the right properties to explain a mysterious layer lying just above the planet’s core. A team of scientis ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 22 2007 - 12:31am
- The Mystery Of The Lake That Triggered Global Warming
If you've never heard of Lake Agassiz, it's no surprise. It disappeared over 8,000 years ago. Yet it may have been the global warming trigger that ended the last Ice Age. Using remains from lakes, bogs and channels, a multi-disciplinary group of ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 8 2011 - 12:19pm
- The Earth Is Smaller Than Assumed
Geodesists from the University of Bonn have remeasured the size of the Earth in a long lasting international cooperation project. The blue planet is accordingly some millimeters smaller than up to now assumed. The results are important, for example, to be ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 5 2007 - 1:42pm