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Increase in volcanic eruptions at the end of the ice age caused by melting ice caps and erosion
Researchers have found that glacial erosion and melting ice caps both played a key role in driving the observed global increase in volcanic activity at the end of the last ice age. (2016-02-01)
Study of erosion and precipitation in the Himalayas presents surprising findings scholars say
Scientists have found that, despite a vast difference in precipitation between the north and south sides of the Himalaya Mountains, rates of erosion are indistinguishable across these mountains. (2003-12-10)
Ghost crab fossils haunt area beaches
More than 500 remnants of prehistory--fossilized ghost crabs--have been found in the sand between Melbourne Beach and Satellite Beach, Fla. (2003-10-16)
Secret agent worms tackle top-secret plot to steal our soil
Move over James Bond and Austin Powers. Here come the Secret Agent Worms. (2001-04-01)
Magnetic shielding of ion beam thruster walls
Magnetic shielding may enable ion drives to power new deep space missions. (2013-02-13)
The first true view of global erosion
Two Vermont geologists have created the first-ever standardized view of pre-human erosion rates for the whole planet. (2011-07-27)
Yale Geologist Mark Brandon honored for second time with Kirk Bryan Award
Mark Brandon, professor of geology and geophysics at Yale, is designated this year's Kirk Bryan Award for Research Excellence from the Geological Society of America (GSA) for his work on erosion rates and their relationship to broad scale questions of the Earth's surface and underlying plate movement. (2006-09-06)
Impact of rainfall reaches to roots of mountains
The erosion caused by rainfall directly affects the movement of continental plates beneath mountain ranges, says a University of Toronto geophysicist -- the first time science has raised the possibility that human-induced climate change could affect the deep workings of the planet. (2006-04-20)
Craters young and old in Sirenum Fossae
The Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera has imaged craters both young and old in this view of the Southern Highlands of Mars. (2010-02-03)
More market less poverty, but also more sustainable land use?
During empirical research in Benin, Dutch-sponsored researcher Esaïe Gandonou demonstrated that farmers in underdeveloped parts of developing countries make little extra effort to control soil erosion if the market to which they sell their products becomes more accessible. (2006-02-15)
CT scans of coral skeletons reveal ocean acidity increases reef erosion
For coral reefs to persist, rates of reef construction must exceed reef breakdown. (2014-11-24)
Drug Treatments For Asthma May Cause Erosive Tooth Damage
Elizabeth O'Sullivan and Martin Curzon from the Department of Paediatric Dentistry at Leeds Dental Institute warn that drug treatments for asthma, in a powdered form, may be causing tooth erosion in children. (1998-09-18)
Careful sleuthing reveals a key source of sedimentation
Much of the Mississippi River's sediment load doesn't come from field runoff, according to work by scientists at the US Department of Agriculture. (2011-02-23)
Aging Africa
In the September issue of GSA Today, Paul Bierman of the University of Vermont-Burlington and colleagues present a cosmogenic view of erosion, relief generation, and the age of faulting in southernmost Africa. (2014-08-29)
Caves and their dripstones tell us about the uplift of mountains
In a recent Geology paper geologists from the universities of Innsbruck and Leeds report on ancient cave systems discovered near the summits of the Allgäu Mountains that preserved the oldest radiometrically dated dripstones currently known from the European Alps. (2011-05-02)
New project to help predict the future of the UK's coastline
A new project is being launched that will help forecast what the UK's coastline will look like in the future, up to 100 years' time. (2012-03-23)
A climate signal in the global distribution of copper deposits
Climate helps drive the erosion process that exposes economically valuable copper deposits and shapes the pattern of their global distribution, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Idaho and the University of Michigan. (2015-05-11)
Study: Sports drink consumption can cause tooth erosion
While sipping on sports drinks all day may provide an energy boost, this popular practice is also exposing people to levels of acid that can cause tooth erosion and hypersensitivity, NYU dental researchers have found. (2009-04-03)
70 percent of beaches eroding on Hawaiian islands Kauai, Oahu, and Maui
An assessment of coastal change over the past century has found 70 percent of beaches on the islands of Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, and Maui are undergoing long-term erosion, according to a US Geological Survey and University of Hawai'i report released today. (2012-05-07)
Squeezing out dune plants
Researchers from Texas A&M University created a model to better understand the impacts of development and coastal erosion on plant communities, including plants that grow in the ever-shrinking strip of habitat between land and the ocean. (2005-09-22)
This week from AGU: Gender parity in the geosciences, Tibetan Plateau formation
This week from AGU includes gender parity in the geosciences and Tibetan Plateau formation. (2015-06-17)
Bone erosion reduced by denosumab in phase 2 trial
Treatment with denosumab 60 mg and 180 mg, with background methotrexate, reduces the progression of bone erosion according to results of a 227 patient-Phase II trial presented today at EULAR 2007, the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology in Barcelona, Spain. (2007-06-15)
Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused widespread marsh erosion
Marsh erosion caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill was widespread, a new study of 103 Gulf Coast sites reveals. (2016-10-03)
Soil carbon 'blowing in the wind'
Australian soils are losing about 1.6 million tonnes of carbon per year from wind erosion and dust storms affecting agricultural productivity, our economy and carbon accounts, according to new research. (2013-08-06)
Improper consumption of acidic foods could lead to destroyed enamel
Fruit, yogurt, citric and soft drinks may seem like harmless snacks and beverages, but improper consumption and overuse may lead to devastating and permanent damage to teeth. (2007-06-25)
Climate can grind mountains faster than they can be rebuilt
Researchers for the first time have attempted to measure all the material leaving and entering a mountain range over more than a million years and discovered that erosion caused by glaciation during ice ages can, in the right circumstances, wear down mountains faster than plate tectonics can build them. (2015-11-30)
GPS helps locate soil erosion pathways
A new study that examines whether reliable prediction models could be created to identify eroded waterways from digital terrain information, in order to help farmers and conservation professionals do a better job of designing and locating grassed waterways to reduce soil erosion. (2009-08-13)
Climate can grind mountains faster than they can be rebuilt
An international research team has for the first time attempted to measure all the material leaving and entering a mountain range over more than a million years and discovered that erosion caused by glaciation during ice ages can wear down mountains faster than plate tectonics can build them. (2015-11-23)
Removing sea defenses may reduce impact of coastal flooding
A study involving a scientist from the University of Southampton, which shows that ensuring continued flood protection for low lying coastal areas may mean sacrificing cliff top communities to the sea, has won the 2012 Lloyds Science of Risk prize for Climate Change research. (2012-12-03)
Erosion doubles along Alaska's Arctic coast
Coastal erosion has more than doubled in Alaska -- up to 45 feet per year -- in a five-year period between 2002 and 2007 along a 40-mile stretch of the Beaufort Sea. (2009-02-18)
Previously unknown fault provides new insights on Himalayan mountain building
MIT and Dartmouth scientists have identified a previously unrecognized, active fault in the Nepalese Himalayas. (2005-05-09)
Cover crops reduce erosion, runoff
Research finds that cover crops planted after harvesting instead of rough tillage reduce soil erosion and runoff during the winter and the next season. (2010-05-18)
UTIA research examines long-term economic impact of cover crops
A team of researchers from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture examined data from the past 29 years to determine whether it is profitable to include cover crops in an erosion management strategy. (2018-02-05)
Scientists use islands to gauge rainfall's effect on landscapes
Researchers at MIT use volcanic islands to measure how rainfall sets the pace of landscape formation. (2013-04-10)
This week from AGU: NASA Earth science, Climate change music, Tibetan Plateau evolution
This week from AGU: NASA Earth science, Climate change music and Tibetan Plateau evolution. (2015-05-27)
Fluoridated beverage consumption and dental fluorosis: There's a connection
Fluoride is a mineral that protects against dental cavities; however, too much fluoride during tooth formation can lead to dental fluorosis, which is usually characterized by white streaks or splotches on the teeth. (2006-03-09)
Elsevier to partner with the IRTCES
Elsevier, leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information, today announced a new partnership with the International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation and the World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research with respect to the International Journal of Sediment Research starting in 2008. (2007-10-30)
Western Wall weathering: Extreme erosion explained
Hebrew University researchers investigating erosion at Jerusalem's Western Wall found that limestone with very small crystals eroded up to 100 times faster and had sometimes receded by tens of centimeters, potentially weakening the wall's structure. (2014-08-11)
Climate change was major factor in erosion of Alps 6 million years ago
The Alps might have reached their zenith 6 million years ago and have been declining since. (2006-08-15)
OJ worse for teeth than whitening says Eastman Institute researchers
Eastman Institute for Oral Health determined that the effects of 6 percent hydrogen peroxide, the common ingredient in professional and over-the-counter whitening products, are insignificant compared to acidic fruit juices. (2009-06-30)
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