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The Guardian   20 September 2018   Russia  
<p>A fossilised lifeform that existed 558m years ago has been identified as the oldest known animal, according to new research.<br />The findings confirm that animals existed at least 20m years before the so-called Cambrian explosion of animal life, which ...
Science Alert   19 September 2018   UK  
<p>For hundreds of years, geologists have thought the modern-day British mainland was formed by the collision of two ancient land masses, Avalonia and Laurentia.<br />Now, new research suggests a third continent was involved &ndash; Armorica, which today makes ...
Quartz   13 September 2018   India   Meghalaya  
<p>Officially, we&rsquo;re living in the Holocene epoch. Informally, people talk about our current age as the Anthropocene, melding humans with the lingo of geologic time. And now, there&rsquo;s a new age with a new name&mdash;the Meghalayan. So how did the ...
FORBES   22 July 2018   USA   Wyoming  
<p>Devils Tower in Wyoming is surrounded by myths and mysteries. To the Sioux people, this site was sacred and some of their stories tell how this mountain formed. A long time ago a giant bear chased a group of children onto the flat top of the mountain. Out ...
EurekAlert!   12 July 2018   UK  
<p>Sea-level rise will endanger valuable salt marshes across the United Kingdom by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated, according to an international study co-authored by a Rutgers University-New Brunswick professor.<br />Moreover, salt marshes ...
Tunnel Business Magazine   05 July 2018   World   World  
<p>The geology intersected along a tunnel is an overriding factor in many of the decisions that must be made in planning, designing, and construction. During planning and design, the geotechnical engineer must anticipate the behavior of the tunnel under several ...
Science Daily   26 June 2018   USA   California  
<p>Geologists identify the San Andreas Fault's 'Durmid Ladder' structure, a a nearly 15.5-mile-long, sheared zone with two, nearly parallel master faults and hundreds of smaller, rung-like cross faults that could be the site of the region's next major earthquake.</p ...
Business Day   18 June 2018   South Africa   Cape Town  
<p>Umbrellas are back in demand in the Western Cape where recent rains have seen average dam levels in the province rise to above 30% for the first time in months.<br />The latest dam statistics released on Monday showed a healthy increase in both Cape Town&rsquo;s ...
Space.com   23 May 2018   Hawaii   Kilauea Volcano  
<p>NASA assets in space and in the air are helping first responders deal with the ongoing volcanic outburst in Hawaii.</p><p>Kilauea volcano, on Hawaii's Big Island, has been erupting pretty much continuously for the past 35 years. But Kilauea's activity ratcheted ...
EOS   10 May 2018   World   World  
<p>Unlike earthquakes, cyclones, volcanic eruptions, and other natural disasters that are observed in real time by worldwide networks of satellites and sensors, landslides and other types of mass movement are not consistently monitored on a global scale, despite ...