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Santorini volcano, a new terrestrial analogue of Mars
One of the great attractions of the island of Santorini, in Greece, lies in its spectacular volcanic landscape, which also contains places similar to those of Mars. (2019-06-25)
News from the diamond nursery
Unlike flawless gems, fibrous diamonds often contain small saline inclusions. (2019-06-19)
Methods and models
It's a well-known fact that the ocean is one of the biggest absorbers of the carbon dioxide emitted by way of human activity. (2019-06-19)
New study shows how environmental disruptions affected ancient societies
A new study shows that over the past 10,000 years, humanity has experienced a number of foundational transitions, or 'bottlenecks.' During these periods of transition, the advance or decline of societies was related to energy availability in the form of a benign climate and other factors. (2019-06-18)
Earth recycles ocean floor into diamonds
Most diamonds are made of cooked seabed. The diamond on your finger is most likely made of recycled seabed cooked deep in the Earth. (2019-05-29)
Rare volcanic rocks lift lid on dangers of little-studied eruptions
Unusual rocks discovered on a remote mountainside have alerted scientists to the dangers posed by a little-studied type of volcano. (2019-05-23)
Global temperature change attributable to external factors, confirms new study
Researchers at the University of Oxford have confirmed that human activity and other external factors are responsible for the rise in global temperature. (2019-05-22)
Strange Martian mineral deposit likely sourced from volcanic explosions
In a finding that is soon to be ground-truthed by NASA's next Mars rover, Brown University researchers show that a Martian mineral deposit was likely formed by ashfall from ancient volcanic explosions. (2019-05-22)
Sedimentary, dear Johnson: Is NASA looking at the wrong rocks for clues to Martian life?
In 2020, NASA and European-Russian missions will look for evidence of past life on Mars. (2019-05-17)
Precursors of a catastrophic collapse
The flanks of many island volcanoes slide very slowly towards the sea. (2019-05-16)
Iceland volcano eruption in 1783-84 did not spawn extreme heat wave
An enormous volcanic eruption on Iceland in 1783-84 did not cause an extreme summer heat wave in Europe. (2019-05-15)
From Earth's deep mantle, scientists find a new way volcanoes form
Far below Bermuda's pink sand beaches and turquoise tides, geoscientists have discovered the first direct evidence that material from deep within Earth's mantle transition zone -- a layer rich in water, crystals and melted rock -- can percolate to the surface to form volcanoes. (2019-05-15)
OU study on explosive volcanism during ice age provides lessons for today's rising CO2
A University of Oklahoma-led study recently found that explosive volcanic eruptions were at least 3-8 times more frequent during the peak of the Late Paleozoic Ice Age (~360 to 260 million years ago). (2019-05-02)
Mysterious volcanic ash layer from 29,000 years ago traced to volcano in Naples
Mysterious volcanic ash layer blanketing the Mediterranean 29,000 years ago traced to volcano in Naples, Italy. (2019-04-26)
Mysterious eruption came from Campi Flegrei caldera
The caldera-forming eruption of Campi Flegrei (Italy) 40,000 years ago is the largest known eruption in Europe during the last 200,000 years, but little is known about other large eruptions at the volcano prior to a more recent caldera-forming event 15,000 years ago. (2019-04-25)
Snowmelt causes seismic swarm near California's Long Valley Caldera
A spring surge of meltwater, seeping through vertically tilted layers of rock, caused a seismic swarm near California's Long Valley Caldera in 2017, according to research presented at the 2019 SSA Annual Meeting. (2019-04-25)
Major deep carbon sink linked to microbes found near volcano chains
Up to about 19% more carbon dioxide than previously believed is removed naturally and stored underground between coastal trenches and inland chains of volcanoes, keeping the greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere, according to a study in the journal Nature. (2019-04-24)
New evidence suggests volcanoes caused biggest mass extinction ever
Researchers say mercury buried in ancient rock provides the strongest evidence yet that volcanoes caused the biggest mass extinction in the history of the Earth. (2019-04-15)
New research supports volcanic origin of Kiruna-type iron ores
The origin of giant apatite-iron oxide ores of the so-called 'Kiruna-type' has been the topic of a long standing debate that has lasted for over 100 years. (2019-04-12)
Ice Ages occur when tropical islands and continents collide
Earth's steady state is warm and balmy, but half a dozen times over the past billion years, the planet developed ice caps and glaciers. (2019-04-11)
New research about biodiversity reveals the importance of climate on today's abundance of life
Natural history museum paleontologists in Copenhagen and Helsinki have succeeded in mapping historical biodiversity in unprecedented detail. (2019-04-09)
Iron volcanoes may have erupted on metal asteroids
Metallic asteroids are thought to have started out as blobs of molten iron floating in space. (2019-04-08)
study looks to iron from microbes for climate help
Distributing iron particles produced by bacteria could 'fertilize' microscopic ocean plants and ultimately lower atmospheric carbon levels, according to a new paper in Frontiers. (2019-04-03)
Permian volcanism contributed to atmospheric greenhouse gas content in Antarctica
The Choiyoi magmatic Province, with an estimated volume of ~1.3 million square kilometers, represents a voluminous Permian subduction-related volcanic episode that has thus far been described only from South America. (2019-04-02)
Cool Earth theory sheds more light on diamonds
A QUT geologist has published a new theory on the thermal evolution of Earth billions of years ago that explains why diamonds have formed as precious gemstones rather than just lumps of common graphite. (2019-03-26)
The solid Earth breathes
The solid Earth breathes as volcanoes ''exhale'' gases like carbon dioxide (CO2) -- which are essential in regulating global climate -- while carbon ultimately from CO2 returns into the deep Earth when oceanic tectonic plates are forced to descend into the mantle at subduction zones. (2019-03-26)
Scientists argue for more comprehensive studies of Cascade volcanoes
In a perspective essay published this week in Nature Communications, scientists argue for more 'synthesis' research looking at the big picture of volcanology to complement myriad research efforts looking at single volcanoes. (2019-03-22)
New light into the recent evolution of the African rift valley
Continental rift valleys are huge fractures on the surface of the Earth that break continental plates with the eventual development of new oceans. (2019-03-21)
Volcano cliffs can affect monitoring data, study finds
New research led by the University of East Anglia reveals that sharp variations of the surface of volcanoes can affect data collected by monitoring equipment. (2019-03-20)
Sources and sinks
For the entire history of our species, humans have lived on a planet capped by a chunk of ice at each pole. (2019-03-14)
Researchers uncover new clues to surviving extinction
'Great Dying' extinction survivors appear to have shared many of the same ecological roles as their predecessors, with one catch -- there was a surge in the number of individuals with more modern traits. (2019-03-13)
Coal power stations disrupt rainfall: global study
Modern coal-fired power stations produce more ultrafine dust particles than road traffic and can even modify and redistribute rainfall patterns, a new 15-year international study shows. (2019-03-12)
'Amazing snapshots' plumb volcanic depths
Research shedding light on the internal 'plumbing' of volcanoes may help scientists better understand volcanic eruptions and unrest. (2019-02-28)
2018's biggest volcanic eruption of sulfur dioxide
The Manaro Voui volcano on the island of Ambae in the nation of Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean made the 2018 record books. (2019-02-28)
Using stardust grains, ASU scientists build new model for nova eruptions
ASU scientists make breakthrough in modeling how stars erupt thanks to studies of microscopic stardust grains. (2019-02-28)
Montana State team discovers 'incredibly' diverse microbial community high in Yellowstone
Montana State University researchers Dan Colman and Eric Boyd published their findings from a Smoke Jumper Geyser Basin hot spring in the journal Nature Communications earlier this month. (2019-02-27)
Did volcanoes kill the dinosaurs? New evidence points to 'maybe.'
Princeton geoscientists Blair Schoene and Gerta Keller led an international team of researchers who have assembled the first high-resolution timeline for the massive eruptions in India's Deccan Traps, determining that the largest eruption pulse occurred less than 100,000 years before the mass extinction that killed the (non-avian) dinosaurs. (2019-02-22)
Do volcanoes or an asteroid deserve blame for dinosaur extinction?
UC Berkeley scientists have obtained more precise dates for the Deccan Traps volcanic lava flows, linking peak activity more closely to the asteroid or comet impact 66 million years ago and the coincident mass extinction. (2019-02-21)
Two studies explore timing, influence of deccan trap volcanism in dinosaurs' demise
In two separate studies, researchers using different methods of high-precision dating attempted to illuminate the series of events that led to the demise of vast swaths of life on Earth nearly 66 million years ago. (2019-02-21)
A volcanic binge and its frosty hangover
A major volcanic event could have triggered one of the largest glaciations in Earth's history -- the Gaskiers glaciation, which turned the Earth into a giant snowball approximately 580 million years ago. (2019-02-20)
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