Latest Earth science Stories
Over the last 50 million years, the Caribbean islands have been pushed east, driven by the movement of the Earth's viscous mantel against the more rooted South American continent.
On a time scale of tens to hundreds of millions of years, the geomagnetic field may be influenced by currents in the mantle.
Two new studies into the "plumbing systems" that lie under volcanoes could bring scientists closer to understanding plate ruptures and predicting eruptions—both of which are important steps for protecting the public from earthquake and volcanic hazards.
Two new studies into the "plumbing systems" that lie under volcanoes could bring scientists closer to predicting large eruptions.
GEOLOGY posted ahead of print 14 Feb.–2 Mar. is a dynamic collection of papers covering modeling studies of the U.S. New Madrid Seismic Zone; landslide prediction through examination of the Slumgullion landslide, Colorado; investigation of a potential nuclear waste repository site in Finland; understanding river delta formation and long-term evolution with insights from the Mekong River, Vietnam; and an explanation of how drought drove forest decline and dune building in eastern upper...
Rifting is one of the fundamental geological forces that have shaped our planet. Were it not for the stretching of continents and the oceans that filled those newly created basins, Earth would be a far different place.
Scientists investigate a changing planet now and in the past, with a view toward predicting its future.
An international team of scientists has provided new insights into the processes behind the evolution of the planet by demonstrating how salty water and gases transfer from the atmosphere into the Earth's interior.
Unleash your inner explorer and accompany USC geobiologist Katrina Edwards as she embarks on an ocean adventure this month — by reading her blog.
Ancient minerals tell story of planet's distant past.
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