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May 29, 2016
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Vibrations make large landslides flow like fluid

New research shows why some large landslides travel greater distances across flat land than scientists would generally expect, sometimes putting towns and populations far from mountainsides at risk. PROVIDENCE, R.I. and WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A new study may finally explain … Continue reading

March 8, 2013
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The Making of Antarctica’s Hidden Fjords

Antarctica’s topography began changing from flat to fjord-filled starting about 34 million years ago, according to a new report from a University of Arizona-led team of geoscientists. Knowing when Antarctica’s topography started shifting from a flat landscape to one with … Continue reading

November 6, 2011
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UA Scientists Find Evidence of Roman Period Megadrought

*A new study at the UA’s Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research has revealed a previously unknown multi-decade drought period in the second century A.D. The findings give evidence that extended periods of aridity have occurred at intervals throughout our past.* Almost … Continue reading

September 16, 2011
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Something Odd Is Happening With Namibia’s Weather

*Southwestern African country is no arid desert–this year* Something’s up with the weather in Namibia, say geoscientists Kyle Nichols of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and Paul Bierman of the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt. Nichols and Bierman should know. … Continue reading

June 24, 2011
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Stiff Sediments Made 2004 Sumatra Earthquake Deadliest in History

AUSTIN, Texas — An international team of geoscientists has discovered an unusual geological formation that helps explain how an undersea earthquake off the coast of Sumatra in December 2004 spawned the deadliest tsunami in recorded history. Instead of the usual … Continue reading