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June 25, 2023

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Vastly More Sustainable, Cost-Effective Method to Desalinate Industrial Wastewater

Engineers are developing a cutting-edge process that can reduce energy consumption and cost of water ...

A Tongan Volcano Plume Produced the Most Intense Lightning Rates Ever Detected

New research showed that the plume emitted by the Hunga Volcano eruption in 2022 created the highest lightning flash rates ever recorded on Earth, more than any storm ever ...

Sinking Seamount Offers Clues to Slow Motion Earthquakes

The first ever 3D seismic imaging of a subducting seamount shows a previously unknown sediment trail in Earth's crust off the coast of New Zealand. Scientists think the sediment patches help release tectonic pressure gradually in slow slip earthquakes instead of violent tremors. The findings will ...

Earth Was Created Much Faster Than We Thought: This Makes the Chance of Finding Other Habitable Planets in the Universe More Likely

Over the past decades, researchers thought Earth was created over a period of more than 100 million years. However, a new study from suggests that the creation of Earth was much more rapid, and that water and other essential ingredients for life ...

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Below the Surface: Researchers Uncover Reasons to Rethink How Mountains Are Built

A study suggests that the answers to how and why mountains form are buried deeper than once thought. Clues in the landscape of southern Italy allowed researchers to produce a long-term, continuous ...

Researchers Cultivate Archaea That Break Down Crude Oil in Novel Ways

The seafloor is home to around one-third of all the microorganisms on the Earth and is inhabited even at a depth of several kilometers. Only when it becomes too hot does the abundance of ...

Petit-Spot火山涉及最深的接头marine Hydrothermal Activity, Possibly Release CO2 and Methane

Underwater volcanism and its hydrothermal activity play an important role in marine biogeochemical cycles, especially the carbon cycle. But the nature of hydrothermal activity at ...

Ground Beneath Thwaites Glacier Mapped

The ground beneath Antarctica's most vulnerable glacier has now been mapped, helping scientists to better understand how it is being affected by climate change. Analysis of the geology below the ...

River Erosion Can Shape Fish Evolution

A new study of the freshwater greenfin darter fish suggests river erosion can be a driver of biodiversity in tectonically inactive ...

Iron-Rich Rocks Unlock New Insights Into Earth's Planetary History

A new study suggests iron-rich ancient sediments may have helped cause some of the largest volcanic events in the planet's ...

New Method Predicts Extreme Events More Accurately

A new study has used global storm-resolving simulations and machine learning to create an algorithm that can deal separately with two different scales of cloud organization: those resolved by a ...

Extinct Offshore Volcano Could Store Gigatons of Carbon Dioxide

A new study concludes that an extinct volcano off the shore of Portugal could store as much as 1.2-8.6 gigatons of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of ~24-125 years of the country's industrial ...

Eruption of Tonga Underwater Volcano Found to Disrupt Satellite Signals Halfway Around the World

Researchers found that the Hunga-Tonga eruption was associated with the formation of an equatorial plasma bubble in the ionosphere, a phenomenon associated with disruption of satellite-based ...

Past Climate Change to Blame for Antarctica's Giant Underwater Landslides

Scientists found weak, biologically-rich layers of sediments hundreds of meters beneath the seafloor which crumbled as oceans warmed and ice sheets declined. The landslides were discovered in the ...

'Warm Ice Age' Changed Climate Cycles

Approximately 700,000 years ago, a 'warm ice age' permanently changed the climate cycles on Earth. During this exceptionally warm and moist period, the polar glaciers greatly expanded. A ...


Physicists Take the Temperature of Fluid Flows and Discover New Role for Turbulence

A team of physicists has discovered a new role for a specific type of turbulence -- a finding that sheds light on fluid flows ranging from the Earth's liquid core to boiling ...

Out of This World Control on Ice Age Cycles

A research team, composed of climatologists and an astronomer, have used an improved computer model to reproduce the cycle of ice ages (glacial periods) 1.6 to 1.2 million years ago. The results show ...

大盆地:供水的历史Driest Regions in the USA

一个国际研究小组evolut重建ion of groundwater in the Great Basin, USA -- one of the driest regions on Earth -- up to 350,000 years into the past with unprecedented accuracy. ...

How Life and Geology Worked Together to Forge Earth's Nutrient Rich Crust

Around 500 million years ago life in the oceans rapidly diversified. In the blink of an eye -- at least in geological terms -- life transformed from simple, soft-bodied creatures to complex ...

New Clues About the Rise of Earth's Continents

New research deepens the understanding of Earth's crust by testing and ultimately eliminating one popular hypothesis about why continental crust is lower in iron and more oxidized compared to ...

Ridgecrest Faults Increasingly Sensitive to Solid Earth Tides Before Earthquakes

Faults in the Ridgecrest, California area were very sensitive to solid earth tidal stresses in the year and a half before the July 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake ...

Turkey's Next Quake: Research Shows Where, How Bad -- But Not 'When'

Using remote sensing, geophysicists have documented the massive Feb. 6 quake that killed more than 50,000 people in Eastern Turkey and toppled more than 100,000 buildings. Alarmingly, researchers ...

Plate Tectonic Processes in the Pacific and Atlantic During the Cretaceous Period Have Shaped the Caribbean Region to This Day

Earthquakes and volcanism occur as a result of plate tectonics. The movement of tectonic plates themselves is largely driven by the process known as subduction. The question of how new active ...

How Did the Andes Mountains Get So Huge? A New Geological Research Method May Hold the Answer

How did the Andes -- the world's longest mountain range -- reach its enormous size? This is just one of the geological questions that a new method may be able to answer. With unprecedented ...

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