- Report Says Drilling, Not Earthquake, Caused The Lusi Mud Volcano
The two-year old mud volcano called Lusi spews huge volumes of mud and has displaced more than 30,000 people and caused millions of dollars worth of damage. An international team of scientists has now concluded that it was caused by the drilling of a gas e ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2011 - 3:25pm
- Could We Have Been Wrong By Millions Of Years On The Creation Of The Tibetan Plateau?
New fossil evidence from the rock desert and cold, treeless steppes of Tibet's desolate Himalayan-Tibetan Plateau that now comprise Earth's highest land mass suggests a literally groundbreaking possibility: Major tectonic changes on the Tibetan P ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 11 2008 - 9:19pm
- Mass Extinctions? Not Asteroids, But Sea Sediment, Says Study
If you are curious about Earth's periodic mass extinction events such as the sudden demise of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, you might consider crashing asteroids and sky-darkening super volcanoes as culprits. But a new study suggests that it is ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 15 2008 - 12:28pm
- St. Louis Geologists Get Ready For Floods- "This Is Serious Water"
Residents of the central and southern Midwest are crossing their fingers, saying their prayers, planning evacuations, and in some cases filling sandbags in preparation for the excessive water ravishing communities in Iowa and Wisconsin. "The flood wav ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 16 2008 - 3:29pm
- New Active Submarine Volcanoes Found Near Fiji
Several huge active submarine volcanoes, spreading ridges and rift zones have been discovered northeast of Fiji by a team of Australian and American scientists aboard the Marine National Facility Research Vessel, Southern Surveyor. On the hunt for subsea v ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 19 2008 - 9:58am
- Greenland Ice Core Shows Ice Age Temperatures Rose 22 Degrees In 50 Years
Information gleaned from a Greenland ice core by an international science team shows that two huge Northern Hemisphere temperature spikes prior to the close of the last ice age some 11,500 years ago were tied to fundamental shifts in atmospheric circulatio ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 19 2008 - 3:08pm
- Ice On Mars?
Dice-size crumbs of bright material have vanished from inside a trench where they were photographed by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander four days ago, convincing scientists that the material was frozen water that vaporized after digging exposed it. "It ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 20 2008 - 10:35am
- The Earth's Changing Core- And Its Magnetic Field
The movements in the liquid part of the Earth’s core are changing surprisingly quickly, and this affects the Earth’s magnetic field, according to new research from DTU Space. The Ørsted satellite’s very precise measurements of the Earth’s magnetic field ov ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 22 2008 - 8:33am
- Fire And Ice: Explosive Volcanoes Found Under Ice-Covered Arctic Ocean
An international team of researchers says they have evidence of explosive volcanism in the deeps of the ice-covered Arctic Ocean for the first time. Researchers from an expedition to the Gakkel Ridge report in the current issue of Nature that they discover ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 26 2008 - 12:54am
- The Volcanoes That Shaped Mercury
Scientists have long anguished over how little is known about Mercury, the innermost of the four terrestrial planetary bodies in our solar system. The gaps in knowledge covered such basic information as the planet's geology, how it was formed and evol ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 4 2008 - 1:04am