Earth changes

Channeled Scablands : Image of the Day

To the non-geologist, the landforms on the Columbia Plateau in eastern Washington might look more like another planet than Earth. Boulders lie strewn across the landscape, amid towering cliffs and plunging holes. Winding channels scar the bedrock. Through the eyes of a geologist, however, the landforms of the so-called Channeled Scablands reveal a past punctuated by violent floods. The network ...

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The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica

Photo Credit: Peter Rejcek Scientist Natalie Gandilo from the University of Toronto installs one of the star cameras that help SPIDER determine its location while floating above Antarctica. The instrument was launched in January and took data for 16 days. SPIDER seeks clues to the enigma of how the universe first expanded By Peter ...

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The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica

Photo Credit: Kira Morris McMurdo Station residents sort through 16 large cardboard boxes of skua, miscellaneous items left behind by others that may prove to be another person’s treasured possession. McMurdo residents find second-hand treasures while cleaning up station By Brad Geer, Special to theSun Posted April 6, 2015 “Hey, that was mine!” exclaimed ...

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Why We Build Cities on Swamps

One man’s single-minded determination built this city on a swamp, on territory claimed by the enemy. Years later, Hitler decreed it should be wiped off the face of the earth. The name of the city? St. Petersburg, Russia’s Window on Europe, Venice of the North, City of Light, is quite simply the most beautiful city I’ve ever seen. It overwhelms ...

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The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica

Photo Credit: Trevor Williams A team of scientists working in the Thomas Hills region of West Antarctica collects rocks that will help map out how the ice in this region melted during previous warm periods in Earth’s history. Rocks samples will help scientists reconstruct previous changes to Antarctic ice By Peter Rejcek, Antarctic Sun ...

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The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica

Photo Credit: Miguel L. Brand-Wiener/Antarctic Journal Capt. Pieter Lenie views ice conditions after the research vessel HERO met impenetrable ice on Dec. 3, 1977 at the entrance to Arthur Harbor on the first trip of the season to Palmer Station. Lenie passed away at age 91 on March 1, 2015. He served as master of ...

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Predicting Landslide Hazards in Near Real-Time : Image of the Day

acquired 2001 – 2016 download large image (3 MB, GIF, 1920×1080) Rainfall is the most common trigger of landslides around the world. If soil and rock conditions beneath a hilly surface are already unstable, heavy rains often cause mud, rocks, or debris—or all of them—to tumble down mountains and hillsides. Now, for the first time, scientists can examine rain–induced landslide ...

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Why the Internet is Dangerous For Kids

You probably heard from other parents that the internet is a dangerous place for kids. Yes and No. Internet if approached correctly can bring overwhelming and positive benefits to your child's knowledge and development. Why the internet is dangerous for kids actually has to do with the fact that bad guys can easily hide their identify and have easy access ...

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