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Largest freshwater lake on Earth was reduced to desert dunes in just a few hundred years
Largest freshwater lake on Earth was reduced to desert dunes in just a few hundred years

Fossilized fish. The drying of Lake Mega-Chad reveals a story of dramatic climate change in the southern Sahara, with a rapid change fro...

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Helium leakage from Earth's mantle in Los Angeles Basin
Helium leakage from Earth's mantle in Los Angeles Basin

The Newport-Inglewood fault was responsible for the 4.9 magnitude Inglewood earthquake in 1920 and the 6.4 magnitude Long Beach earthqua...

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Indonesian mud volcano likely human-caused
Indonesian mud volcano likely human-caused

Earthquake not to blame for Indonesian mud volcano New research hopes to close the debate on whether a major mud volcano disaster in I...

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Optimizing shale gas production from well to wire
Optimizing shale gas production from well to wire

A researcher has analyzed the life-cycle of the shale gas supply chain and operations and found that the process systems can be made m...

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Opportunities for geothermal energy: New method reveals past underground temperatures
Opportunities for geothermal energy: New method reveals past underground temperatures

Rocks store information about the temperatures that they have experienced. Wageningen University researchers and international colleagu...

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A 'hydrothermal siphon' drives water circulation through the seafloor
A 'hydrothermal siphon' drives water circulation through the seafloor

Studies by Andrew Fisher and colleagues have shown that seamounts provide conduits through which enormous quantities of water flow betw...

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Image: Central California and the San Andreas Fault
Image: Central California and the San Andreas Fault

Credit: Copernicus data (2015)/ESA This image captured by Sentinel-1A's radar on 1 April 2015 shows a central region of California...

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Earth's daily rotation period encoded in an atomic-level protein structure
Earth's daily rotation period encoded in an atomic-level protein structure

This image shows Earth and the circadian clock protein KaiC. Scientists have demonstrated that Earth's daily rotation period ...

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Magnitude-5.8 quake shakes buildings in south-central Alaska
Magnitude-5.8 quake shakes buildings in south-central Alaska

A magnitude-5.8 earthquake has rocked south-central Alaska, but the U.S. Geological Survey says there's little likelihood of damag...

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Scientists persuade volcanoes to tell their stories
Scientists persuade volcanoes to tell their stories

Laser compositional image in 3D of a volcanic crystal. Different crystal zones are shown with different colours. Credit: Teresa Ubide, T...

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Understanding subduction zone earthquakes: The 2004 Sumatra earthquake
Understanding subduction zone earthquakes: The 2004 Sumatra earthquake

Location map of Sumatra, Indonesia, depicting rupture areas for the AD 2004 and 2005 subduction zone earthquakes. The 26 December 2...

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Uplifted island
Uplifted island

Uplift in the Santa María island as a result of the Maule earthquake in 2010. The island experienced a sudden uplift about 2 meters duri...

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New estimates of deep carbon cycle
New estimates of deep carbon cycle

Major fluxes of carbon estimated by Craig Manning and Peter Kelemen. Over billions of years, the total carbon content of the oute...

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Lake Fire in California burns over 11,000 acres
Lake Fire in California burns over 11,000 acres

The Lake Fire located in San Bernardino National Forest was reported just before 4:00 p.m. on June 17. The cause of the fire is still u...

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Sixth mass extinction is here: Humanity's existence threatened
Sixth mass extinction is here: Humanity's existence threatened

Chart shows the enormous uptick in species loss over the last century. Biologists  have use highly conservative estimates to prove...

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