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Monday, 13 January 2020

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Special Issue – The 20th anniversary of the Eastern Marmara Earthquakes: Active tectonics of continental strike-slip faults 

Paleoseismicity [23:46:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (67 visits) info
A Special Issue on continental strike-slip faults is planned in Mediterranean Geoscience Reviews, a new Springer journal: The 20th anniversary of the Eastern Marmara Earthquakes: Active tectonics of continental strike-slip faults […] continental strike-slip faults are complex structures on which the deformation is commonly distributed among a number of parallel to subparallel fault strands, making them in places significantly different in behaviour from their oceanic counterparts. Thus, the [...]

What's Wrong With This Picture (Part 2)? The Problem of a Dam in Del Puerto 

Geotripper [22:23:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (64 visits) info
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Actually, nothing is wrong with this picture, or any of the others in this post. Not yet... These are pictures of the lower portion of Del Puerto Canyon, the parts that will be inundated if plans to build a dam are successful. There are viable options to this dam that will not destroy a popular and scientifically significant canyon in the Diablo Range of California's Coast Ranges. It is

The Origin of the Domestic Tomato 

Earthly Musings [19:33:00]  recommend  recommend this post  info
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I have a great interest in the origin of common foods. I am especially interested in those that originated in the New World, such as corn, avocados, peanuts, pineapples, chili peppers, and quinoa. Now a study [...]

A Guide to the Good, Low-Carbon Life 

State of the Planet [17:45:11]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
For about the last 10 years, environmental law professor Karl Coplan has been trying to winnow down his direct footprint of carbon-dioxide emissions. He has been successful, and has just published a book [...]

Zombies y dinosaurios 

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Dinozombie de Herschel Hoffmeyer Mito moderno extraído del ancestral culto vudú haitiano, los zombies están presentes en la literatura desde el siglo XVII [1], aunque su popularidad ha ido en aumento en [...]

A palaeogeography in your school yard 

Earth Learning Idea [12:47:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (51 visits) info
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The new ELI today is 'Playground continents; a palaeogeography in your school yard'. In this Earthlearningidea, pupils are asked to match a set of specimens or photographs to their probable location on a [...]

Ryhnchotrema capax & Ryhnchoterma increbescens Brachiopods from the Coburg Formation 

Views of the Mahantango [09:01:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (64 visits) info
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One of the more common species of Brachiopod in the upper Ordovician is Ryhnchotrema. This genus of Ryhnchonellids are generally small and roughly triangular in shape with little to no hinge line. Two species [...]

HMNS Weekly Happenings 

BEYONDbones [19:32:54]  recommend  recommend this post  (55 visits) info
There’s always something to learn at the museum! Whether your New Years resolution is to learn something new or you’re helping your Scout earn badges, HMNS has something for you. Check out our weekly [...]

Rising Temperatures Will Mean More Fatal Injuries in the U.S., Says Study 

State of the Planet [17:00:32]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info
Thousands more people could die from injuries each year as rising temperatures in the United States affect people's behavior, says a new

Bringing Consensus Politics Back to Environmental Issues 

State of the Planet [14:32:32]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
In the blue-red political world we’ve created we need to remember the values we share and our

Completing my fieldwork and returning to Dhaka 

State of the Planet [09:31:48]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info
My last days in the field brought us to monuments in a makeshift home near the ocean, a flooded field next to a school, and adjacent to a jute mill. Most of us now head back to Dhaka, the capital. Céline will [...]

What's Wrong With This Picture? The Problem of a Dam in Del Puerto 

Geotripper [02:54:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (80 visits) info
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What is wrong with this picture? This is a map of all the historical sightings of Red-tailed Hawks on eBird in a portion of the Diablo Range between the Bay Area and the Central Valley. The Red-tail is a [...]
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