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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

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This Bird Flies South for the Winter 

State of the Planet [2014-11-25 04:39:18]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
Migrating south in the winter is a behavior that Antarctic scientists share with many species of birds, although the scientists fly just a bit further south. For the IcePod team it was time to join the migration so they could test their equipment in the most challenging environment the Earth has to

Alaskan ash in Ireland: context, implications and media coverage 

Volcan01010 [2014-11-24 17:50:18]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info

Long-range transport of volcanic ash was in the news last week, thanks to a recently published study by an international team of scientists, led by Britta Jensen and Sean Pyne-O’Donnell from Queen’s University in Belfast. They showed that volcanic ash … Continue reading

Fountain of youth underlies Antarctic mountains 

AGU Meetings [2014-11-19 16:13:58]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info

Time ravages mountains, as it does people. Sharp features soften, and bodies grow shorter and rounder. But under the right conditions, some mountains refuse to age. In a new study, scientists explain why the ice-covered Gamburtsev Mountains in the middle of Antarctica looks as young as they

Changing Winds Key To Studying Lake Tahoe’s Currents 

Lake Scientist [2014-11-18 17:50:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info

Scientists at the Tahoe Environmental Research Center say that Lake Tahoe is all but calm underneath the surface, according to the Nevada Appeal. And though its currents are broadly fickle,[...] The post Changing Winds Key To Studying Lake Tahoe’s Currents appeared first on Lake

Scientists Engage With the Public During Lava Flow Threat 

The Plainspoken Scientist [2014-11-11 20:15:30]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
On 27 June, lava from Kīlauea, an active volcano on the island of Hawai`i, began flowing to the northeast, threatening the residents in Pāhoa. Eos recently spoke with Michael Poland, a geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) and a member of the Eos Editorial Advisory Board, to discuss how he and his colleagues communicated this threat to the

Counting stars 2.0 

Gunnars Geo-Blog [2014-11-10 21:18:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
     In winter time, when nights become longer and darker, stargazing can be a fantastic experience and family activity. But in urban areas, the stars disappear behind the skyglow caused by waste light that shines up into the sky. This light pollution is not only a problem for astronomy. Scientists from the interdisciplinary project “Loss of the Night” study how it affects health,

In search of the first settlers of the Americas, scientists keep finding surprises 

BEYONDbones [2014-11-08 17:55:03]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info

The genus Homo, to which we belong, was the first to leave Africa and explore the world. Homo erectus, one of our ancestors, explored Asia and Europe as early as 1.8 million years ago. However, one huge landmass was left … Continue reading

Nevada Earthquake Swarm News [2014-11-07 16:05:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info

‘Slight’ Increase in Likelihood of Larger Quake, Scientists SayOregon Live Earthquake Swarm Shaking Things up in Northwest NevadaThe Sacramento

What lurks beneath the Great Salt Lake? 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-11-04 21:49:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info

 US Utah’s Great Salt Lake has been protecting the Wasatch Front from a potential health hazard for 150 years, but that protection is threatened, say some scientists, by a growing, thirsty population and a drying climate. READ

Freshwater Algae Virus Found To Affect Human Behavior 

Lake Scientist [2014-11-04 16:49:46]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info

Scientists have discovered that a chlorovirus known to affect algae can also infect humans, according to a release from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. It is the first time,[...] The post Freshwater Algae Virus Found To Affect Human Behavior appeared first on Lake

Alaska Mountain Glaciers Retreating Due to Climate Change? News [2014-11-03 13:09:07]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info

“National Science Foundation scientists are working to reconstruct the climate history of the Ruth Glacier area over the last thousand years. They’re researching the relationship between the temperatures and precipitation rates, and the response of glaciers in this area to climate changes.” Quoted from

The Anthropocene? 

Geology in the West Country [2014-10-26 12:54:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info

If an alien civilisation lands, millions of years from now when humans are a distant memory, what will they find? Our cities will be long gone; our sturdiest monuments and greatest buildings will be dust. But if they bring a geologist with them, they may be able to read the story of our existence from the stones they walk on. In Berlin, recently, a group of scientists met to discuss just what that story will tell – and how important a story it is. Humans have existed in [...]

A Day in the Life of the Hudson River 

State of the Planet [2014-10-23 18:37:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info

Once a year, Piermont Pier becomes a field station, and local students, a team of environmental investigators. On Tuesday, scientists at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory led students through a series of field experiments designed to teach them more about the Hudson

Eco-Theater Engages Visitors at Lamont-Doherty’s Open House 

State of the Planet [2014-10-22 21:32:30]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

Saturday, October 11th, Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory celebrated another successful Open House at the Lamont Campus in the Palisades. Among the many scientists and curious guests in attendance was Superhero Clubhouse, a collective of artists and environmental advocates working at the intersection of science and

Friday Fact – 17th October 2014 

Climate and Geohazards [2014-10-17 14:38:29]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
Friday 17th October 2014 Some scientists think that the Toba supervolcanic eruption that occurred sometime between 69,000 and 77,000 years ago resulted in a genetic bottleneck in human evolution 50,000 years ago!

Stronger Lake Erie Phosphorus Targets Could Reduce Harmful Algae Susceptibility 

Lake Scientist [2014-10-16 17:58:06]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

Results of a study by scientists at the University of Michigan and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration indicate that solving Lake Erie’s harmful algae problem may be more difficult[...] The post Stronger Lake Erie Phosphorus Targets Could Reduce Harmful Algae Susceptibility appeared first on Lake

Jumping Faults 

Julian\'s Blog [2014-10-13 01:49:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (47 visits) info

The Alpine Fault is divided into several segments based on changes in its tectonic structure and earthquake history along the plate boundary.The northern end of the Alpine Fault is much less straightforward in comparison to the southern and central sections. This is in the area where other faults of the Marlborough Fault System branch off the Alpine Fault and take up a large amount of the total slip. There is still a lot to find out in terms of their combined earthquake histories and how these [...]

Scientists and Reporters Just Want to Get to the Bottom of It All 

The Plainspoken Scientist [2014-10-08 22:34:24]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

After just a few short months, my desk at the Los Angeles Times had succumbed to the same peculiar malady as my desk at Oregon State University, where I did my Ph.D. in paleoclimatology: It seemed to have sprouted a thin coat of fluorescent sticky notes. Each tiny square bore a fact that merited remembering or a question that demanded answering, and, every day, they

Listen to Chris talk about his life in science 

Highly Allochthonous [2014-10-08 20:42:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
I was recently interviewed by Dr. Marie McNeely, host of the ‘People Behind the Science’ podcast – a show that lets scientists talk about their lives and experiences to provide a more rounded view of what scientists actually do in … Continue reading

Symphony of the Soil is a Beautiful Film Documentary 

Terra Central [2014-10-08 15:08:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
I can’t say enough about this film made by Deborah Garcia. Symphony of the Soil is available here through October 10 for free viewing. The film has wonderful macro and micro videography and a tremendous sound track. The passion these scientists providing narrative have for their subject comes through loud and clear. I try to stay away from superlatives, but can’t help it with this documentary. Watch the film. If | Impressum