Geology

Consumption Vortex And The Terrifying Mathematics Of The Anthropocene

Here are some surprising facts about humans’ effect on planet Earth. We have made enough concrete to create an exact replica of Earth 2mm thick. We have produced enough plastic to wrap Earth in clingfilm. We are creating “ technofossils ”, a new term for ...

Article - The Conversation - Mar 2 2017 - 6:30am

Moon Water May Be More Common Than We Think

Satellite data have detected widespread water within ancient explosive volcanic deposits on the Moon. That means its interior may contain more indigenous water than previously believed. The ancient deposits are believed to consist of glass beads formed by ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 25 2017 - 2:40pm

NASA's NOT RISKY Plan- Drill Into BASE Of Yellowstone Magma Chamber- Generate Electricty- Stop Eruptions CENTURIES From Now

This is a good example of a story that has morphed and changed as it gets passed from one paper to another. They all cite the same source, from the BBC but the reporters haven’t read the source. I think they just read each other. The science is actually r ...

Article - Robert Walker - Nov 12 2017 - 11:07pm

Antarctic Volcano Role In Warming Was Understated

There is additional evidence a mantle plume, basically a geothermal heat source such as a volcano, is below Antarctica's Marie Byrd Land and it explains a substantial amount of the melting that creates lakes and rivers under the ice sheet.  Mantle plu ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 7 2017 - 6:35pm

Earth's Magnetic Field Is Not Reversing

The South Atlantic Anomaly has people concerned, but if Earth's magnetic field of the past is any indication, and it is, the anomaly is not a precursor of a switching of the poles. What is the South Atlantic Anomaly? ...

Article - News Staff - May 1 2018 - 1:58pm

After The Trans Mountain Court Ruling, Is The Canadian Energy Sector Doomed?

The Federal Court of Appeal decision that halted construction on the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion has thrown Canada into a tizzy. While British Columbia First Nations and environmentalists are celebrating a rare court victory on this project, industr ...

Article - The Conversation - Sep 1 2018 - 1:35pm

What Super Volcanos In The Taupo Volcanic Zone Can Teach Us About Supereruption-Feeding Magma Systems

Where does magma gather in the earth's crust? And for how long?   With worldwide poverty in decline, plentiful food thanks to science, and life expectancies increasing each year, we can turn to more remote worries- and learn some new things in the pro ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 11 2018 - 3:20pm

Campi Flegrei Is Not Ready To Collapse- Thousands Of Years Into The Future Most Likely- Also Not Quite A Supervolcano

There are many sensationalist stories today about this research. But they were looking at the past history of this volcano. Not the present. It is not ready to collapse right now and is closely monitored. Likely to be centuries to millennia before a colla ...

Article - Robert Walker - Dec 16 2018 - 9:57pm

Akkadia: How Climate Change Doomed The World’s First Empire

Gol-e-Zard Cave lies in the shadow of Mount Damavand, which at more than 5,000 metres dominates the landscape of northern Iran. In this cave, stalagmites and stalactites are growing slowly over millennia and preserve in them clues about past climate event ...

Article - The Conversation - Jan 7 2019 - 7:05pm

A Methane Spike On Mars Has Been Detected

Methane detection in the Martian atmosphere haa been a source of debate because methane means a greater possibility for habitability and may even be a signature of life., but spacecraft and telescopic observations from Earth reported no detections of metha ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 1 2019 - 5:45pm