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Earth and moon pummeled by more asteroids since the age of dinosaurs, say scientists
The number of asteroids colliding with the Earth and moon has increased by up to three times over the past 290 million years, according to a major new study involving the University of Southampton. (2019-01-17)
SwRI scientists study moon craters to understand Earth's impact history
Using images and thermal data collected by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Southwest Research Institute scientists and their collaborators have calculated the ages of large lunar craters across the moon to be less than 1 billion years. (2019-01-17)
Scientists find increase in asteroid impacts on ancient Earth by studying the Moon
A team of scientists has determined the number of asteroid impacts on the Moon and Earth increased by two to three times starting around 290 million years ago. (2019-01-17)
Seagrass saves beaches and money
Seagrass beds are so effective in protecting tropical beaches from erosion, that they can reduce the need for regular, expensive beach nourishments that are used now. (2019-01-02)
Seeing double: Tropical Cyclone Kenanga same strength as other storm
The Southern Indian Ocean is seeing double. Tropical Cyclone Kenanga was one of two storms at Category 2 hurricane strength in the Southern Indian Ocean on Dec. (2018-12-20)
Cover crops may increase winter temperatures in North America
Cover crops grown in fields during winter may be warming temperatures in the northern United States and southern Canada, according to a new study by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. (2018-12-19)
Restoring canals shown as cost-efficient way to reverse wetland loss
LSU Boyd Professor of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences R. Eugene Turner has determined a cost-effective way to prevent coastal erosion and protect Louisiana's wetlands. (2018-12-19)
'Treasure trove' of dinosaur footprints found in southern England
More than 85 well-preserved dinosaur footprints -- made by at least seven different species -- have been uncovered in East Sussex, representing the most diverse and detailed collection of these trace fossils from the Cretaceous Period found in the UK to date. (2018-12-17)
NSF-supported scientists present new research results on Earth's critical zone
To develop a deeper understanding of the critical zone, the National Science Foundation (NSF) supports nine Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs) across the US NSF CZO scientists study how the critical zone responds to changes in climate and land use. (2018-12-12)
Hypoxic dead zones found in urban streams, not just at the coast
A Duke-led study finds that hypoxic dead zones occur in nutrient-laden urban streams, not just in coastal waters. (2018-12-11)
What happens when materials take tiny hits
A team of researchers at MIT has just accomplished the first detailed high-speed imaging and analysis of the microparticle impact process, and used that data to predict when the particles will bounce away, stick, or knock material off the surface and weaken it. (2018-11-29)
Climate control of Earth's critical zone
New research by University of Colorado Boulder geoscientists shines a light on this hidden world from ridgetops to valley floors and shows how rainfall shapes the part of our planet that is just beyond where we can see. (2018-11-14)
World Heritage Sites threatened by rising sea levels
In the Mediterranean region, there are numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in low-lying coastal areas. (2018-10-17)
Hawai'i land impacted by sea level rise may be double previous estimates
By including models of dynamical physical processes such as erosion and wave run-up, a team of researchers from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UH Mānoa) and the Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) determined that land area in Hawai'i vulnerable to future sea level rise may be double previous estimates. (2018-09-27)
Adoption of green stormwater infrastructure rises after floods
Residents and property owners are more likely to adopt some green stormwater infrastructure practices if they have experienced flooding or erosion on their property or in their neighborhoods, according to new research from the University of Vermont. (2018-09-25)
Sustained levels of moderate warming could melt the East Antarctic Ice Sheet
Imperial experts have predicted that sustained Antarctic warming of just 2°C could melt the largest ice sheet on earth. (2018-09-19)
Failure rate in some surgical mesh treatments unacceptably high - Biomedical review
Failure rates in some surgical mesh products used to treat prolapse injury are unacceptably high according to a new biomedical review conducted by a medical materials expert, who also believes patients should have received more information around the risk before being treated for urinary incontinence with surgical mesh products. (2018-09-18)
Climate-induced soil changes may cause more erosion and flash flooding
The Earth beneath our feet isn't usually the first thing that comes to mind when people think about the impacts of climate change. (2018-09-12)
Coastal erosion in the Arctic intensifies global warming
The loss of arctic permafrost deposits by coastal erosion could amplify climate warming via the greenhouse effect. (2018-09-10)
A new permafrost gas mysterium
Permafrost thaw allows biological activity in previously frozen ground, leading to a potential release of climate-relevant gases. (2018-08-24)
Rapid cloud clearing phenomenon could provide another piece of climate puzzle
Researchers from North Carolina State University have described rapid and dramatic clearing of low cloud cover off the southwest coast of Africa. (2018-07-19)
Global study of world's beaches shows threat to protected areas
A first-of-its-kind survey of the world's sandy shorelines with satellite data found that they have increased slightly on a global scale over the past three decades but decreased in protected marine areas, where many beaches are eroding. (2018-07-18)
What does global climate have to do with erosion rates?
Geoscientists have been intrigued by a potential link between erosion rates at the Earth's surface and changes in global climate. (2018-07-05)
Bolder targets needed to protect nature for people's sake
University of Queensland researchers have found that humanity is at risk without more diverse, ambitious and area-specific conservation targets. (2018-06-18)
Large igneous provinces contribute to ups and downs in atmospheric carbon dioxide
Modelling the location of large igneous provinces for the past 400 million years shows that their eruptions and subsequent weathering modulate global climate. (2018-06-05)
Radish cover crop traps nitrogen; mystery follows
New research supports the use of radish as a cover crop as a trap crop for fall nitrogen. (2018-05-30)
Landscape evolution intrinsic to ancient mountain settings
New research helps explain why the structure of some mountains continues to evolve long after the tectonic forces that formed them cease. (2018-05-25)
Odd microbial partnerships via electrically conductive particles
Human activities have contributed to global warming subsequently leading to increasing erosion of land. (2018-05-03)
Anthropogenic influence on channel evolution in Datong to Xuliujing reach of Yangtze River
Evolution of river channel pose safety risks for embankments, navigation, and ports. (2018-04-17)
Logging in tropical forests jeopardizing drinking water
A team of researchers from The University of Queensland (UQ), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and other groups have found that increasing land clearing for logging in Solomon Islands-even with best management strategies in place -- will lead to unsustainable levels of soil erosion and significant impacts to downstream water quality. (2018-04-16)
Tiny microbes make a surprisingly big contribution to carbon release
As erosion eats away at Earth's surface, some types of rocks release carbon they contain back into the atmosphere -- and now a new study suggests that microbes play a substantial role in this release. (2018-04-12)
Mountain erosion may add CO2 to the atmosphere
Scientists have long known that steep mountain ranges can draw carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere -- as erosion exposes new rock, it also starts a chemical reaction between minerals on hill slopes and CO2 in the air, 'weathering' the rock and using CO2 to produce carbonate minerals like calcite. (2018-04-12)
Recent land loss in Mississippi Delta vastly exceeds prehistoric land gain
A study of the evolution of the Mississippi Delta reveals that a thousand years ago, even as sea levels rose, new land in the region grew at steady rates. (2018-04-11)
Flood risk denial in US coastal communities
Cultural anthropologist David Casagrande along with his colleagues are working to identify flood-prone locations, key individuals, and intervention strategies that lead to community-based mitigation in US coastal communities. (2018-04-02)
Coral reefs protect coasts from severe storms
Coral reefs can naturally protect coasts from tropical cyclones by reducing the impact of large waves before they reach the shore, according to scientists. (2018-04-02)
Toothpaste alone does not prevent dental erosion or hypersensitivity
An analysis of nine toothpastes found that none of them protects enamel or prevents erosive wear. (2018-03-13)
Rooting sedimentary rock with terrestrial plants
Geological records reveal that mudrocks emerged around roughly the same time as plants did, 500 million years ago, a new study reports. (2018-03-01)
Stormy weather
Flooding isn't new to the Santa Barbara coastline. However, the inundation doesn't always come from the mountains as it did last month in Montecito. (2018-02-26)
Land use change has warmed the Earth's surface
Recent changes to vegetation cover are causing the Earth's surface to heat up. (2018-02-20)
Continental interiors may not be as tectonically stable as geologists think
A University of Illinois-led team has identified unexpected geophysical signals underneath tectonically stable interiors of South America and Africa. (2018-02-19)
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