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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

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How certain plants survive mass extinction events: study 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [15:52:25]  recommend  recommend this post  (92 visits) info
We often read about Earth’s mass extinction events and how they wiped out vast numbers of animal species, leaving survivors to evolve and repopulate the planet. But it’s rarer to hear about how plants managed these catastrophes. A new study published last month by a team at University College Dublin, Ireland, in the journal Nature Plants shows how plants with thicker, heavier leaves were more likely to survive the Triassic-Jurassic mass extinction caused by an episode of global warming 200 [...]

How Climate Change Will Impact Investors 

State of the Planet [22:58:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (83 visits) info
A new report explores how advances in climate science can inform near-term investments in the global

Columbia Landscape Architect Named MacArthur ‘Genius’ 

State of the Planet [20:09:23]  recommend  recommend this post  (75 visits) info
Kate Orff designs urban environments for the future by combining ecology, climate dynamics, and

Dino Heat of the Knight (Tabatha Houston) 

Koprolitos [09:18:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (54 visits) info
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Siguiendo la estela de las viejas novelas pulp, la escritora Tabatha Houston nos ofrece una historia encuadrada dentro del género de la literatura dinoerótica en la que mezcla elementos del noir con la [...]

La tortuga de Porto de Mos en la XXII Bienal de la RSEHN en Coimbra (Portugal) 

Dinosaurios (el cuaderno de Godzillín) [08:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
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Como ha sido indicado en este blog, el ejemplar de Plesiochelyidae procedente del Oxfordiense de Porto de Mos (Portugal) ha sido presentado en la XXII Bienal de la RSEHN en Coimbra (Portugal). Este espécimen [...]

Mit dem Laser durchs Gestein: Verfahren für Bohrungen in großer Tiefe senkt Kosten der Geothermie 

Gunnars Geo-Blog [19:34:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info
     Der Einsatz regenerativer Energien umfasst nicht nur die Erzeugung von Strom aus Sonne, Wind, Wasserkraft oder Biomasse, sondern auch von Geothermie zur Gewinnung von Wärme, Kälte oder Strom durch [...]

Robert Emberson: Soil Erosion and Sustainable Development 

Geology for Global Development [11:15:34]  recommend  recommend this post  (2 visits) info
Over the last few weeks we’ve introduced you to some new faces on the GfGD blog, including Robert Emberson, Heather Britton and Jesse Zondervan. Today, Robert (based in Victoria, Canada) writes on the [...]

Asteroid trifft Erde fast 

Florian Beckers Vulkan-Blog [21:31:24]  recommend  recommend this post  (1 visit) info
Donnerstagmorgen um 07:41 Uhr wird sich Asteroid 2012 TC4 der Erde bis auf 44.000 Kilometern nähern. In kosmischen Dimensionen betrachtet kommt diese Annäherung einem Streifschuss nahe. Der Himmelskörper [...]

The appearance and lifestyle of Thalassodromeus sethi, supercrested pterosaur 

markwitton.com blog [18:11:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (1 visit) info
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Thalassodromeus sethi, a juvenile Mirischia asymmetrica, and half a spinosaurid hang out in Cretaceous Brazil. The spinosaurid wants to go home. One of my favourite pterosaurs is the Brazilian [...]

Two courses 

Geology in the West Country [16:31:00]  recommend  recommend this post  info
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2 Courses on Offer Nick Chidlaw is offering two courses to run in mid November. He gives full details below. ----------------------------------------------------------- I am proposing to run the above in [...]

Kizzy Charles-Guzmán Named to City & State’s New York City 40 Under 40 List 

State of the Planet [17:42:44]  recommend  recommend this post  (68 visits) info
Charles-Guzmán explores the disproportionate effects of the changing climate on communities of color and poorer

Formation of coal almost turned our planet into a snowball 

Gunnars Geo-Blog [19:32:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info
     While burning coal today causes Earth to overheat, about 300 million years ago the formation of that same coal brought our planet close to global glaciation. For the first time, scientists show the [...]

Kirishima: Eruption hat begonnen 

Florian Beckers Vulkan-Blog [09:05:15]  recommend  recommend this post  (2 visits) info
Gestern Abend begann in Japan der Vulkan Kirishima mit seinem Vulkanausbruch. Der Krater Shinmoe-dake eruptiert eine Aschewolke die mehr als 1000 m hoch aufsteigt. Die Asche driftet in südöstlicher Richtung. [...]

ARIZONA GEOLOGY BLOG now at http://blog.azgs.arizona.edu/ 

Arizona Geology [16:13:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (1 visit) info
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Dear Readers,  Portal page of new Arizona Geology Blog After 10 years and more than 4,000 blog posts (and more than 1-million views), the Arizona Geological Survey’s State Geologist’s Blog has moved [...]

Secrets of hidden ice canyons revealed 

Geospace [15:45:15]  recommend  recommend this post  (1 visit) info
In a new study, scientists have discovered huge canyons cutting through the underbelly of Antarctica's ice shelves, meaning they may be more fragile than previously thought. Thanks to the CryoSat and [...]

Pompeii vs. Herculaneum 

Mountain Beltway [13:40:49]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Italy's celebrated archaeological site of Pompeii is compared and contrasted with nearby Herculaneum in terms of art, architecture, visitor experience, and (of course)
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