Geology
Saturday 18 April, 2015

India to explore mineral deposits off Mauritius coast

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India will soon start exploration of mineral deposits, mainly polymetallic sulphides, along the 10,000 sq km mid-ocean ridge  More...

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The illustration of the ocean floor offshore West-Svalbard. Illustration: Andreia Plaza Faverola.
By BioNews On Saturday, February 7th, 2015
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Methane leakage from Arctic seabed for millions of years

Natural seepage of methane offshore the Arctic archipelago Svalbard has been occurring periodically for at least 2,7 million years.  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, February 2nd, 2015
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Anthropocene epoch began with first atomic blast: Researchers

The first atomic bomb blast July 16, 1945 marked the dawn of the Anthropocene era — a new chapter in the Earth’s geological history  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, January 18th, 2015
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Novel minerals processing technique developed from waste water treatment

Freezing technology can be utilised in waste water treatment.  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, January 16th, 2015
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‘Human activity weakened four planetary boundaries for survival’

The accelerated impact of human activity has started to destabilise our own planetary life support system, driving Earth into a new geological age  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, January 2nd, 2015
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Volcanic eruption not behind Neanderthals’ disappearance

While dismissing volcanic eruption as causing the disappearance of the Neanderthals, a new study shows that our ancestors  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
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New NASA instrument to accurately measure Earth’s soil

NASA is all set to launch an instrument that will measure the moisture lodged in Earth’s soils with unprecedented accuracy and resolution  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, December 26th, 2014
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Indian state Kerala seeks federal support to tackle sea erosion

The Kerala government has urged the Centre to make suitable amendments to rules to bring sea erosion under disaster  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, December 20th, 2014
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Earth grew new layer under Iceland volcano

By monitoring how magma flows through cracks in the rock away from a volcano, scientists have shed light on how the earths  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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Fiber optic sensors to improve landslide prediction

Detecting and monitoring both large landslides and slow slope movements could be a lot easier and cheaper with optical fiber sensors  More...