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Concurrent with the announcement that human carbon emissions reached a new peak this year, Galen McKinley, a researcher at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, discusses the difficulties of tracking the sources and destinations of [...]
Il terremoto al confine Iran - Irak del 12 novembre mostra la pericolosità sismica di tutto quel settore dell'Asia occidentale: è un caso piuttosto comune in tutta l'Asia, specialmente a nord del Tibet, vedere che una forte sismicità non si [...]
Yesterday I went to check on “my” boxelder, the one I’m following. I’m limited to weekend visits, as weekdays belong to the Gustav A. Larson Company, which rents warehouse space next to the tree. Before I show you what I found, have a look [...]
In this neck of the woods, mountains are there for a reason. It is a sign of compression. It gets a lot worse up in the 'stan' countries. So you have mountains and you have valleys. The mountains are the footwalls of thrust faults, and the [...]
Surprisingly, the town of Piedmont has its share of woodland trails — well they’re paved sidewalks, but they’re unused, covered with duff and overhung with untended shrubbery. On a weekday afternoon, you can walk quietly on miles of these soft [...]
Have you tried modelling the chemical weathering of limestone? Try the Earthlearningidea 'Karstic scenery - in 60 seconds'
This activity can be used in any science or geography lesson and leads into a detailed discussion of karstic scenery and [...]
A 4-year Phd position is available at the ETH Zürich in the research group of Ion Beam Physics ETH starting as soon as possible. Please find the details in the PDF available below!
The Geological Society was founded on 13th November 1807 - 210 years ago today!
Ten years ago, we celebrated our 200th birthday with a year long programme of events - here's some highlights of what took place... Continue reading →
An international team of scientists, led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), has produced a new map showing how much heat from the Earth’s interior is reaching the base of the Antarctic Ice