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The Top Radioactive minerals (Occurrence & Identification)
The Top Radioactive minerals (Occurrence & Identification)

Uraninite Uraninite crystals from Topsham, Maine (size: 2.7×2.4×1.4 cm) Uraninite is a highly radioactive and interestin...

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Types of folds with Photos
Types of folds with Photos

Fold occurs when one or a stack of originally flat and planar surfaces, such as sedimentary strata, are bent or curved as a result of p...

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Antarctica's retreating ice may re-shape Earth
Antarctica's retreating ice may re-shape Earth

From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can...

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New technology could make treatment of oil and gas wastewater simpler, cheaper
New technology could make treatment of oil and gas wastewater simpler, cheaper

Oil and gas operations in the United States produce about 21 billion barrels of wastewater per year. The saltiness of the water and the ...

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Several "new" craters found in Siberia (Photos)
Several "new" craters found in Siberia (Photos)

At least seven newly created mysterious craters have now been officially discovered inSiberia, though satellite imagery suggests ther...

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Geysers have loops in their plumbing
Geysers have loops in their plumbing

Geysers like Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park erupt periodically because of loops or side-chambers in their underground plumbi...

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Recycling of nutrients may be the key to saving Earth
Recycling of nutrients may be the key to saving Earth

Leakages of nutrients necessary for food production -- especially nitrogen and phosphorus -- cause severe eutrophication to the Earth&#...

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Geohazards and adverse geo-conditions
Geohazards and adverse geo-conditions

Typical geologic hazards or other adverse conditions evaluated and mitigated by an engineering geologist include: fault rupture o...

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New Details of Seafloor Exposed in New Map
New Details of Seafloor Exposed in New Map

A new seafloor map reveals new details on earthquakes (red dots), seafloor spreading ridges, and faults. Previously unseen details of s...

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Acid mine drainage reduces radioactivity in fracking waste
Acid mine drainage reduces radioactivity in fracking waste

“Fracking wastewater and acid mine drainage each pose well-documented environmental and public health risks. But in laboratory tests, we...

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How Long to Make a Natural Fracture?
How Long to Make a Natural Fracture?

How long does it take for natural Earth processes to form hydraulic fractures? Is the formation driven by sediment compaction, oil and g...

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