Insights into sediment flow processes can help to better understand the feasibility of turbidite as an earthquake indicator in a specific subaqueous environment

We investigated homogeneous muds, turbidites, and debris that were preserved in a 457-m deep ICDP drilling (220-0 ka) from the Dead Sea depocenter. Based on previous flash flood measuring, surface plume monitoring, and sediment traps monitoring in the lake center, we link homogeneous muds in the deep core to overflows, and link turbidites and debris … Read more

A visit to the Natural History Museum – The Nature of Cities

Museums and collections surely served to materialize the appropriation of history, englobed within Britannia’s magnanimous fold. One almost expects Tarzan to come swinging from the roof trusses, the archetypical English gentleman who whitewashes the colonial-industrial complex with the image of unsullied nature. At the end of November 2021, spending a few days in London, I … Read more

Extra-Ordinary Heat Wave | Open Mind

The heatwave which invaded England recently was no ordinary one. At numerous locations the temperature exceeded 40°C (104°F) which, as far as we know, has never happened before in the British Isles. England definitely isn’t prepared for such temperatures, as Melissa Harrison makes abundantly clear in the Washington Post; an airport closed when the runway … Read more

Environmental watchdogs petition DCNR to remove access fee on oil & gas well database

Environmental activists are calling on a state agency to eliminate access fees for a database containing detailed information about orphaned and abandoned oil and gas wells across the commonwealth that they believe Pennsylvania taxpayers should have access to free of charge. Oil & gas well watchdogs are asking the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural … Read more

Midsummer up Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh: ‘The world is as it ever was, but everything has changed’ | Summer holidays

Midsummer on the summit of Arthur’s Seat is just like any other time of year: windy and busy. Come noon on Saturday, all the world is here, it seems, with the strongest representation from the US and Germany, according to my detailed inventory. (OK, eavesdropping.) Groups of young people in inappropriate footwear hold phones aloft, … Read more

Iceland: Alarm sounded over ‘beautiful but deadly’ black sand beach and sneaker waves

Iceland’s most famous black sand beach is a lure for international visitors, but a combination of geology and the raw power of the ocean make it a deadly attraction. The black sands and roaring waves of Reynisfjara beach are among the main attractions along the scenic south coast of Iceland. It’s known for its haunting … Read more

HVO Geologist Receives Honorary Award

HVO geologist Frank Trusdell collects a sample of lava from the fissure 8 channel during Kīlauea Volcano’s lower East Rift Zone eruption in July 2018 (A. Hara). Inset photo shows Trusdell presenting an update on Mauna Loa for a West Hawaii Community Forum in February 2018 (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today). (BIVN) – This week’s Volcano … Read more

Women with disabilities ‘underestimated’ as battle for equality in science careers heats up

Zia Westerman was interested in studying geoscience, but a lack of flexibility around field trips caused her to do an arts degree instead. Key points: People with disabilities make up just six percent of university enrollments There has been a lack of inclusion in science-related professions But a group of women are setting an example … Read more

RCMP investigating Canadian oil company ReconAfrica after complaints of alleged corruption and fraud

According to the Canadians interviewed by the RCMP, the probe seems focused on two issues: ReconAfrica’s ties to politically connected figures in Namibia and the company’s stock promotion activities.John Grobler/The Globe and Mail The RCMP have launched an investigation into a Canadian oil company that is drilling exploration wells near the ecologically sensitive Okavango River … Read more