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Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in history, scientists say.
John Wiley and Sons Inc. and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) announced today the launch of the Society’s first fully open access journal: Geo: Geography and Environment.
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Storm-triggered landslides cause loss of life, property damage, and landscape alterations. For instance, the remnants of Hurricane Camille in 1969 caused 109 deaths in central Virginia, after 600 mm of rain fell in mountainous terrain in 6 hours. More recently, on 8 August 2010, a rainstorm-induced landslide devastated the Chinese county of Zhouqu, causing more than 1000 deaths. A new modeling study by Ren examines the multiple factors, both natural and human caused, that came together to produce this event.
Both shale gas and conventional natural gas have a larger greenhouse gas footprint than do coal or oil, especially for the primary uses of residential and commercial heating.
Researchers have streamlined and simplified a process that uses extracts from seeds of Moringa oleifa trees to purify water, reducing levels of harmful bacteria by 90% to 99%. The hardy trees that are drought resistant are cultivated widely throughout many countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Research in Geophysical Research Letters explores permafrost growth at Twelvemile Lake in north central Alaska.
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) today announced that John Orcutt, a distinguished professor of Geophysics at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and former president of AGU, will serve as the inaugural editor of its newest open access, peer-reviewed journal, Earth and Space Science. The journal will begin accepting papers in late summer 2014, and the first articles will be available in late fall 2014.
Geophysical Research Letters reports that some types of El Niño could explain recent decade-scale slowdowns in global warming.
Geophysical Research Letters finds a rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in an irreversible state of decline, with nothing to stop the glaciers in this area from melting into the sea.
New research from Geophysical Research Letters
new research shows that the islands’ own geological past may have influenced the evolution of the Galapagos Islands' native species.
New research in Biotropica asks FIFA to follow through with its environmental claims. The 2014 FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) World Cup will be played in Brazil. Its “Football for the Planet” program aims to monitor greenhouse gasses, provide environmentally friendly stadiums, and better waste management. However, FIFA has not maximized this opportunity.
New research from Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth
Scientists are challenging the theory that icebergs made 1912, the year RMS Titanic was lost to the North Atlantic, an exceptionally hazardous year for shipping.
The Arctic is a region in the midst of a historical transformation and satellite imagery is allowing scientists to observe these changes unfolding, explains WIREs Climate Change
New research in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, has found that fractured rocks may explain why the Nazca and South American tectonic plates have been the centre of a series of powerful earthquakes throughout the last century.
New research in Geophysical Research Letters analyses earthquake swarms caused by mounting volcanic pressure which may signal an eminent eruption.
New research in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry reveals the fatal impact of diesel fuel on plankton, a crucial food source which underpins the polar ecosystem.
Tropical cyclones could be made stronger as global warming results in rising sea temperatures, reveals new research in the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems.
The authors Peter Goos and Bradley Jones talk about their book
WIREs Climate Change explores how the politics of climate change has shifted from one of consensus, to overt tribalism, and asks how this may be changed by the rise of hitherto fringe political parties.
Geophysical Research Lettersexplores link between climate change and Arctic cyclones