Study finds only 38% of river basin in Chennai has poor groundwater potential

About 38% of the river basin near Chennai has poor groundwater potential, finds a study done by a team of the Geological Department of Anna University About 38% of the river basin near Chennai has poor groundwater potential, finds a study done by a team of the Geological Department of Anna University Nearly 38% of … Read more

Earthquake seismologist launches international study of oceanic plate – The NAU Review

Most of the major natural hazards associated with geological activity—including major earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis—occur when the rigid tectonic plates in the planet’s lithosphere, or outer layer, collide. Beneath the plates lies the asthenosphere, a 200-mile-thick layer of the Earth’s upper mantle made of very hot material, part solid rock and part viscous magma, … Read more

Allahabad University team to undertake key geological study in Bundelkhand

A team of Allahabad University (AU) scientists would soon embark on a mission to discover 4000 million year old rocks besides a range of priceless metals and minerals in the rocky terrain of Bundelkhand. Led by eminent geologist Prof Jayanta Kumar Pati of AU’s department of earth and planetary sciences, the team, would undertake the … Read more

Deadly Afghanistan quake challenges scientists trying to study it

An earthquake in Afghanistan in late June has killed more than 1000 people.Credit: Ali Khara/Reuters/Alamy Two weeks after a deadly earthquake hit central-eastern Afghanistan, researchers are still trying to pin down important details about the event, which could help to assess the risk of future tremors in the region. The magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck at … Read more

Baldwin Wallace University students study abroad in Iceland, Germany

BRUNSWICK, Ohio — Clay Kolke and Mike Ackerman were among 23 students who participated in Baldwin Wallace University’s faculty-led study abroad program in Iceland during the spring 2022 semester. Kolke is a graduate of Medina High School majoring in environmental science and physics. Ackerman, a graduate of Brunswick High School, completed a geology seminar and … Read more

Study reveals yunnanozoans as the oldest know

image: Artistic reconstruction of the yunnanozoan from the Cambrian Chengjiang biota shows basket-like pharyngeal skeletons view sea Credit: YANG Dinghua Scientists have long puzzled over the gap in the fossil record that would explain the evolution of invertebrates to vertebrates. Vertebrates, including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, and humans, share unique features, such as a … Read more

Study Shows ‘Unprecedented’ Changes to World’s Rivers

The way rivers function is significantly affected by how much sediment they transport and where it gets deposited. River sediment—mostly sand, silt, and clay—plays a critical ecological role, as it provides habitat for organisms downstream and in estuaries. It is also important for human life, resupplying nutrients to agricultural soils in floodplains and buffering the … Read more

Summer study abroad program breaks enrollment record

The University of Oregon is experiencing its biggest summer of study abroad enrollment in university history with 829 Ducks leaving the nest to study and intern in 34 countries on 78 different programs. The students represent 79 majors, 67 minors and each school and college at the UO. After all travel-based programs were canceled in … Read more

Hanging Lake source water study highlights complex nature of canyon’s cave geology

Dave Woods, senior project scientist at Ozark Laboratories, installs charcoal samplers in Dead Horse Creek near Hanging Lake in September 2021.White River National Forest/Courtesy photo The shortest distance between the headwaters above the north rim of Glenwood Canyon and the canyon’s most iconic feature, Hanging Lake, is anything but a straight line. Along the way, … Read more

Dinosaurs Took Over Amid Ice, Not Warmth, Says a New Study of Ancient Mass Extinction

Dinosaurs Took Over Amid Ice, Not Warmth, Says a New Study of Ancient Mass Extinction Thriving in a Series of Sudden Global Chills That Killed Competitors Many of us know the conventional theory of how the dinosaurs died 66 million years ago: in Earth’s fiery collision with a meteorite, and a following global winter as … Read more