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The Real-Time Earth initiative is upgrading the technological capabilities of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and transforming the way its scientists study our
A team of scientists is measuring rock breakdown in the coldest, driest, and windiest place on the
This image shows a Cercis parvifolia (Redbud) fossil leaf found in the Florissant Formation of Teller County, Colorado, USA. It dates to the Eocene Epoch (56-33.9 million years ago) of the Paleogene Period. Thanks to Kenny for the microscope image. [...]
They are now using 'vortex' for every day cold weather. Northern Alberta at -40? Polar vortex. Here is the new air plume chart.
You should zoom that. The warm air is staying at the 49th, so it isn't a vortex in the States yet. This is [...]
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I have made it to my 2000th posting and I thought I would write about something special. In the past, I have marked other milestone postings with reviews of favorite fossils or most visited pages. You can find links to those at the end of this post, [...]
During the night of 4-February-2019 a earthquake with the magnitude of 2,6 took place in Öræfajökull volcano. This earthquake was the start of an earthquake swarm that is currently ongoing. Earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano. Copyright [...]
Surprisingly, the CollectaA Styracosaurus replica is bigger and more accurate than the costlier Schleich version. I felt it was more suitable as an illustration for a brief blog on the taxon.
Styracosaurus albertensis lived in what is now [...]
I wrote last year about the big trees of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California. One if the things that interested me was the ability of the Sequoia and the Sugar Pine to grow side-by-side, despite having very similar survival strategies- namely [...]
I just finished reading Gaia Vince’s 2015 volume called Adventures in the Anthropocene. The book chronicles the new version of Earth that humanity’s actions have enacted, exploring all sorts of relevant topics including biodiversity, energy [...]