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Earth Science in the News: Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Fossils

By Jim Brace-Thompson What To Do When Volcanoes Threaten Us All? Volcanic eruptions can wreak havoc not just locally but globally. For instance, the 1991 eruption...
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Earth Science In the News: Big Cat Fossils, Earthquakes, Magnesite

By Jim Brace-Thompson Not So Savage a World, After All After Charles Darwin published his theory of evolution by natural selection, paleontologists (and proponents of so-called...

Earth Science In the News: ‘Old Woman’ Meteorite At UCLA

By Jim Brace-Thompson Earthquake Prevention: Not So Easy as Once Thought The February 2 issue of Science News Magazine reports how 50 years ago, the Federal...

Earth Science In the News: Infrasound and Craters

By Jim Brace-Thompson Infrasound Signals Aid in Forecasting Volcanic Eruptions National Public Radio’s 'Science Friday' featured a January 25 interview with Boise State University professor of...

Earth Science In the News: Much to Learn From Landslides, Asteroids

By Jim Brace-Thompson Mitigating Effects of Earthquake Generated Landslides A September 2018 magnitude 6.7 earthquake caused considerable damage by unleashing landslides across broad areas of Hokkaido,...

Earth Science In the News: Anak Krakatau, Asteroids, Mammalian Cousin

By Jim Brace-Thompson Disaster Rocks Indonesia Yet Again I reported on Indonesia many times in 2018. Still, Earth processes around the “Ring of Fire” show no...
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Earth Science In the News: Greenland’s Hidden Crater, ‘Ring of Fire’...

By Jim Brace-Thompson Earthquakes Hit Where Least Expected On Wednesday, December 12, folks in Tennessee and Georgia were jolted awake in the wee morning hours by...
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Earth Science In the News: Paradise Valley, Pompeii, and Prehistoric Teeth

By Jim Brace-Thompson Paradise Valley to Remain a Paradise for Now Despite the Gold There’s gold in ‘them-thar hills,’ the hills in question being 30,000 acres...
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Earth Science in the News: Ice Sheets, New Dino Discovery

By Jim Brace-Thompson Feeling Wobbly Lately? Here’s Why! While the popular imagination sees a universe that moves in perfect harmony, perfection couldn’t be further from the...
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Earth Science In the News: Biomarkers, Meteorites, and Geysers

Editor's Note: Enjoy this compilation of rock, gem, mineral-related news of the day. By Jim Brace-Thompson “Biomarkers” Establish One of Earth’s Earliest Animals Not so long ago,...

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