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Monday, 15 April 2019

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Kazakhstania mangeri Ammonite Fossil 

Louisville Area Fossils [05:43:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (123 visits) info
These microscope images show a fossil that appears to be a Kazakhstania mangeri ammonite. It dates to the Mississippian Period. It was found in the Cave Run Fauna of Rowan County, Kentucky USA. Thanks to Kenny for

Vesuv: neue Erdbeben 

Florian Beckers Vulkan-Blog [22:07:16]  recommend  recommend this post  (98 visits) info
Gestern ereignete sich ein erneuter Erdbebenschwarm am Vesuv in Italien. Das INGV registrierte 9 Erdbeben geringer Magnitude, die alle sehr Oberflächennahe stattfanden. Der letzte größere Erdbebenschwarm ereignete sich am 25. März dieses Jahres. Die Beben sind nicht als Anzeichen eines unmittelbar bevorstehenden Vulkanausbruchs zu verstehen, verdeutlichen aber, dass der Untergrund des Vulkans seismisch weiterhin aktiv ... Weiterlesen ...

Ibu mit Wärmesignal 

Florian Beckers Vulkan-Blog [10:45:40]  recommend  recommend this post  (89 visits) info
Der indonesische Vulkan Ibu liegt auf der Insel Halmahera und emittiert heute ungewöhnlich viel Wärme. MIROVA registriert eine Wärmestrahlung mit einer Leistung von 110 MW. Zudem stieg eine Aschewolke bis [...]

Bringing a fossil 'back to life' 

Earth Learning Idea [20:12:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (55 visits) info
A popular ELI is 'Running the fossilisation film backwards; bringing a fossil ‘back to life’' This is a thought experiment, including possible re-enactment, to recreate the likely ‘final moments’ [...]

Lessons from the Carrizo Plain 

Oakland Geology [17:02:28]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
Last week I paid my first visit to the Carrizo Plain since 2005. David K. Lynch’s superb Field Guide to the San Andreas Fault says, “Nowhere in California is the San Andreas Fault more dramatically [...]

Unlocking Earth’s Climate Past: A New Tracer Identifies Weathering Intensity Over Time 

State of the Planet [21:00:54]  recommend  recommend this post  (10 visits) info
New method helps determine how quickly silicates wear down over time, which is key to understanding natural processes that remove CO2 from

The Feather Thief, by Kirk Wallace Johnson 

Mountain Beltway [14:46:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (5 visits) info
In 2009, a thief broke into England's Tring Museum and stole hundreds of curated bird skins. The thief was a talented American musician attending school in London. He broke apart specimens collected by Alfred [...]

Director’s Office Internship Opening Summer 2019 

State of the Planet [16:05:29]  recommend  recommend this post  (1 visit) info
Seeking a paid summer internship? Apply to intern with the director's office at the Earth

The Brief Life of Jackson Lake 

Rosetta Stones [09:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (1 visit) info
This tiny, short-lived lake is a perfect example of a volcano's power to create and a river's power to destroy -- Read more on

Los mundos prehistóricos de Hansrudi Wäscher 

Koprolitos [11:11:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (56 visits) info
Hansrudi Wäscher (1928-2016) pasó su infancia en Suiza y en 1940 se trasladó a Hannover. Durante los años 50 trabajó para la editorial Walter Lehning (1946), donde creó sus cómics más famosos, la [...]

Notre Dame -- Gone 

Seismos [20:48:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
A sad day indeed... here is how I saw it back in 2016 Finis

Flüela Wisshorn: a large rockslide in the Alps on 18th March 2019 

The Landslide Blog [08:26:23]  recommend  recommend this post  (13 visits) info
On 18th March 2019, late in the night, a spectacular 250,000 cubic metre rockslide occurred at Flüela Wisshorn in the Swiss Alps The post Flüela Wisshorn: a large rockslide in the Alps on 18th March 2019 [...]

‘Hobbits’ found in the Philippines 

earth-pages - Research News from the Earth Sciences [16:29:15]  recommend  recommend this post  (7 visits) info
The earliest signs that hominins had colonised the island of Luzon in the Philippines took the form of crude stone tools found around half a century ago. Re-excavation of one of the sites uncovered yet more [...]

How much compost is enough for my garden? 

SOILS MATTER, GET THE SCOOP! [08:08:52]  recommend  recommend this post  (2 visits) info
Adding compost to a garden is a good idea. But, like most things in life, is it best to do it in moderation? To answer that question, you need to

New Yorkers Need to Invest in Their Parks 

State of the Planet [14:32:57]  recommend  recommend this post  (1 visit) info
There is little question that parks are a resource worthy of investment and that the investment pays

Earliest life may have arisen in ponds, not oceans 

AGU Meetings [17:53:51]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Shallow bodies of water, on the order of 10 centimeters deep, could have held high concentrations of what many scientists believe to be a key ingredient for jump-starting life on Earth: nitrogen. The post [...] | Impressum