Topic: Nature geoscience

2010 Chilean Earthquake Causes Icequakes in Antarctica

Aug. 13, 2014

Seismic events are not rare occurrences on Antarctica, where sections of the frozen desert can experience hundreds of micro-earthquakes an hour because of ice deformation. Some scientists call them icequakes. But shortly after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile on Feb. 27, 2010, the ice sheets in Antarctica vibrated more than usual.

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Hydrologists Find Mississippi River's Buffering System for Nitrates is Overwhelmed

May 12, 2014

A new method of measuring the interaction of surface water and groundwater along the length of the Mississippi River network adds fresh evidence that the network's natural ability to chemically filter out nitrates is being overwhelmed.

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Media Advisory: Climate Change Skeptic to Speak at The University of Texas at Austin

Feb. 13, 2009

EVENT: "NatureNot Human ActivityRules the Climate," a talk by environmental scientist S. Fred Singer, president of The Science and Environmental Policy Project.

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 19, at 3:45 p.m.

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One Year After Solomon Islands Disaster, Scientists Realize Geological Barrier to Earthquakes Weaker than Expected

April 2, 2008

On the one year anniversary of a devastating earthquake and tsunami in the Solomon Islands that killed 52 people and displaced more than 6,000, scientists are revising their understanding of the potential for similar giant earthquakes in other parts of the globe.

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