Topic: Geology

Massive Geographic Change May Have Triggered Explosion of Animal Life

Nov. 3, 2014

[caption id="attachment_49037" align="alignright" width="300" caption="A new analysis from The University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics suggests a deep oceanic gateway, shown in blue, developed between the Pacific and Iapetus oceans immediately before the Cambrian sea level rise and explosion of life in the fossil record, isolating Laurentia from the supercontinent Gondwanaland. Credit: Ian Dalziel"] Ian Dalziel[/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas A paper by Ian Dalziel of The University of Texas at Austin's Jackson School of Geosciences, published in the November issue of Geology, a journal of the Geological Society of America, suggests a major tectonic event may have triggered the rise in sea level and other environmental changes that accompanied the apparent burst of life.

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UT Austin Scientists Will Assess Health of New York-Long Island Barrier Protection in Wake of Sandy

Jan. 9, 2013

A rapid response science team from the University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics will help map the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the beach/barrier systems off the south shore of Long Island.

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Saving the Delta

Aug. 2, 2012
Saving the Delta

Research at UT's Jackson School of Geosciences is generating new optimism about saving the Mississippi Delta from erosion.

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The mysteries of fossils, rocks and artifacts

Jan. 17, 2012
The mysteries of fossils, rocks and artifacts

In this video, Texas Natural Science Center experts help visitors of all ages identify natural objects they've found, and the results are often surprising.

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Study Will Assess Potential for Developing Country's Fastest Growing Energy Resource

April 4, 2011

With a $1.5 million grant from the Sloan Foundation, a team of energy scientists, engineers and economists at The University of Texas at Austin will conduct the first detailed, comprehensive assessment of the country's fastest growing major source of energy, natural gas from shale formations, or shale gas, likely to be one of the country's key fuels over the next 50 years.

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