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Thursday, 21 May 2015

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General Assembly 2015 – Highlights 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2015-05-21 16:02:04]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info

It’s been just over a month since the EGU General Assembly 2015 in Vienna. The conference this year was a great success with 4,870 oral, 8,489 poster, and 705 PICO presentations. There were 577 unique scientific sessions, complimented by an impressive 310 side events, making for an interesting and diverse programme. The conference brought together 11,837 scientists from 108 countries, 23% of which were students. Keeping abreast of everything that was going on throughout the week was made [...]

12 Facts Environmental Pollution 

Liberty, Equality, Geology [2015-05-21 04:51:07]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
  When attempting to save the earth or the natural environment, we should know the facts occurring environment, yaiut starts from the surrounding environment and nearby. We thus can realize things that are most appropriate to handle it. Here are the facts that occurred in the environment of the earth’s surface. Major air pollution that […] The post 12 Facts Environmental Pollution appeared first on Liberty, Equality, and

Physics Lecture - The Basic Rules of Physics - Tail and Dog Part 2 

Ontario-geofish [2015-05-20 19:43:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info
To continue, in the Earth, with regard to available heat energy, the oceans are the dog, and the atmosphere is the fluff on the end of the tail.  In the atmosphere, water vapour is the dog, and carbon is maybe one hair on the tail. It not enough to merely state the energy ratios, one must also make a statement on stability and sensitivity.  If Roxie stood super still, and on high alert, then

Imaggeo on Mondays: A thermal inversion 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2015-05-18 13:00:50]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info

 Triassic; SI,AT,US,CN,HR
This week’s Imaggeo on Mondays image is brought to you by Cyril Mayaud, from the University of Graz (Austria), who writes about an impressive hike and layers of cold and warm air. Thermal inversion is a meteorological phenomenon which occurs when a layer of cold air is trapped near the Earth’s surface by an overlying layer of warmer air. This can happen frequently at the boundary between mountainous and lowland regions such as in Slovenia and last for weeks, obscuring the sun from view to [...]

Why you should care about endangered species today, tomorrow, and every day 

BEYONDbones [2015-05-15 01:01:04]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info
The truth of the matter is that we humans are bound to this Earth, and as the dominant species, it is easy for us to allow industry and propaganda to run rampant, decimating whole populations of the animals with which … Continue reading

Born This Day: Doug McLure 

Palaeoblog [2015-05-11 12:29:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (39 visits) info
Greatest movie poster ever? Actor Doug Mclure (May 11, 1935 – February 5, 1995) takes a bow here for playing Bowen Tyler in the film adaptations of Edgar Rice Burroughs books, At the Earth’s Core, The Land That Time Forgot, and The People That Time

Among fossils: How very old things remind us of our youth 

BEYONDbones [2015-05-10 13:00:56]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info
The earth is 4.54 billion years old. That’s a big number to wrap your head around. Spending time among very old things helps, but even then it’s easy to forget that not only the fossils themselves are ancient; so is … Continue reading

Earth Institute Annual Fund Update 

State of the Planet [2015-05-04 22:16:30]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info
To date, we have seen an increase in donations of over 100% from the entirety of 2013. These gifts have come in from all over the world, spanning 32 countries and representing interest in diverse areas of research. Our donors have shown their passion for and dedication to the work we do here at EI. We are very grateful and can't wait to continue this

Hotspots; modelling the movement of a plate across the globe 

Earth Learning Idea [2015-04-27 11:11:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
Today's new Earthlearningidea is 'Hotspots; modelling the movement of a plate across the globe'. Use a candle and a piece of card to model the evidence of the movement of a tectonic plate over a fixed heat source in the Earth’s mantle. This activity can be used in any lesson in a science or geography class dealing with plate tectonics. There are many more ideas for teaching this topic on

The Earth on Earth Day 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-04-23 00:24:32]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info
I remember very well watching the CBS Evening News 35 years ago on the first Earth Day. It was a major story, and I believe Walter Cronkite led the broadcast with it. We know a lot more about our planet now than we did then, and there have been some amazing successes in protecting our environment. We now know something that was not well understood then, and that is the

Changing the Picture of Earth ’s Earliest Fossils 

Palaeoblog [2015-04-22 13:55:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info

Changing the picture of Earth's earliest fossils (3.5-1.9 Ga) with new approaches and new discoveries. 2015. PNASNew analysis of world-famous 3.46 billion-year-old rocks shows that structures once thought to be Earth's oldest microfossils do not compare with younger fossil candidates but have, instead, the character of peculiarly shaped minerals. imageIn 1993, US scientist Bill Schopf

What Kind of Animal Are You? 

Rosetta Stones [2015-04-22 09:40:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
Happy Earth Day, everybody! Have you paused for a moment and considered what a nifty planet we live on? It’s got all kinds of great stuff! I’ve shared a few of my favorite places for an... -- Read more on

Kalkberge im Meer ─ Studie präzisiert Entstehungsbedingungen faszinierender Tiefseelandschaften 

Gunnars Geo-Blog [2015-04-13 21:33:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info

n einer Studie, die jetzt in der Zeitschrift Earth-Science Reviews erschienen ist, befassen sich Prof. Dierk Hebbeln und Prof. Elias Samankassou, Universität Genf, mit der Entstehung von Kalkschlammhügeln im Meer. Diese massiven, kegelförmigen und bis zu 350 Meter hohen Erhebungen finden sich weltweit in den Ozeanen. Sie beherbergen faszinierende Ökosysteme und bieten Platz

What's the difference between weathering and erosion? 

Earth Learning Idea [2015-04-13 18:12:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info
Today's new ELI addresses the common misconceptions about weathering and erosion. Textbook surveys have shown that misconceptions between weathering and erosion are common, when the scientific consensus is clear:- - Weathering is the break up and break down (physical break up and chemical breakdown) of rocks at the Earth’s surface without the removal of solid material (although material can

Ocean Acidification & the Permo-Triassic Mass Extinction 

Palaeoblog [2015-04-13 15:04:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info

Ocean acidification and the Permo-Triassic mass extinction. 2015. Clarkson, et al. Science Art by Basil WolvertonChanges to the Earth's oceans, caused by extreme volcanic activity, triggered the greatest extinction of all time 252 million years ago that wiped out more than 90 per cent of marine species and more than two-thirds of the animals living on land.Abstract[edit]: Ocean

Scars, acne and others: circles on the ground 

Metageologist [2015-04-05 13:20:50]  recommend  recommend this post  (47 visits) info
Looking is never just looking. When we gaze at something, we are not passive recipients of an image, instead our brain is constantly looking for patterns. If you are drifting over the earth, whether as an astronaut or via Google Maps then … Continue reading

April is here! Get Ready to Celebrate Earth Day all month long in Houston. 

BEYONDbones [2015-04-04 13:00:25]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info

Well it’s that time of year again. Happy April everyone! With the April flowers come Earth Day celebrations. While the official Earth Day is April 22, Houstonians like to celebrate Earth Day every weekend in April. Even better, all these … Continue reading

April 2nd - Nanoparticles in Sandstone Groundwaters 

Geology in the West Country [2015-03-30 18:25:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (51 visits) info

Bath Geological SocietyThursday April 2nd Nanoparticles in Sandstone GroundwatersProfessor John Tellam, Water Sciences (Hydrogeology), School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of BirminghamThe talk will cover both manufactured nanomaterials and viruses, and what has been discovered about their mobility in the subsurface.7.30 p.m. BRLSI, 16 Queen Square, BathEveryone welcome - visitors £4 - free

Go Back in Time with the Hadza: Last of the First Movie Screening 

BEYONDbones [2015-03-26 17:11:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info
There are fewer people connected to nature now than ever before—and no one connected to it in the same way as the Hadza. One of the last hunter-gather groups on earth, the Hadza have lived sustainably off the bounty of … Continue reading

Died This Day: James Hutton 

Palaeoblog [2015-03-26 14:53:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
Hutton (June 3, 1726 - March 26, 1797) is considered to be the father of modern geology. He is accredited with proposing that observed geologic processes have been occurring at a uniform rate since the creation of earth, also know as the theory of unconformities. This led to his controversial suggestion that the earth is incredibly old. Hutton began to notice geologic processes on his land | Impressum