Earth and Enviornment News: Page 3

This is page 3 of the Earth and environment news archives.

3-Million-Year-Old Tundra Landscape Found Beneath Greenland Ice Sheet (April 21, 2014): Scientists have discovered an ancient tundra landscape preserved under the Greenland Ice Sheet.

Slow Moving Wyoming Landslide Splits Home in Two (April 21, 2014): A slow moving landslide in Wyoming has split a home in two. The landslide is moving at the rate of one inch per day.

Yellowstone Dispels Myth That Bison Are Fleeing Park Due to Imminent Volcanic Eruption (April 3, 2014): Al Nash, Chief of Public Affairs at Yellowstone, dispels myths about reports that animals are exiting the park because of an imminent volcanic eruption.

Washington Monument to Reopen on May 12 (March 26, 2014): The Washington Monument is set to reopen on May 12th. It has been closed since the 2011 earthquake.

4.4 Billion-Year-Old Zircon Crystal is Oldest Known Piece of the Earth's Crust (February 25, 2014): A 4.4 billion-year-old microscopic zircon crystal found in Western Australia is the oldest known piece of the Earth's crust.

Google Launches Site That Tracks Deforestation in Near Real-Time (February 21, 2014): Google has launched a new website that monitors deforestation in near real-time.

Seismologists Say New Madrid Seismic Zone is Still Active (January 25, 2014): Seismologists say the New Madrid Seismic Zone in the Central U.S. is still active. The region produced 4 large earthquakes with magnitudes over 7 in 1811-1812.

Researchers Expect Violent Response to Climate Change (September 30, 2013): Researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-Berkeley expect a violent reaction to global warming.

NASA Satellite Images Show Pakistan's New Island Formed During Mud Volcano (September 27, 2013): NASA images reveal Pakistan's new island. The island was born from a mud volcano following a 7.7 magnitude earthquake in northwestern Pakistan.

Google Adds Galapagos Islands Street View Imagery to Google Maps (September 20, 2013): Google has added Street View imagery from the Galapagos Islands to Google Maps

Scientists Say Earth's Solid Iron Inner Core Spins East While Molten Outer Core Spins West (September 17, 2013): Scientists say Earth's inner core superrotates in an eastward direction. The outercore spins westward at a slower pace.

Tamu Massif is Largest Single Volcano on Earth (September 5, 2013): Tamu Massif is largest single volcano on Earth. It is located about 1,000 miles east of Japan.

Massive 460 Mile Long Canyon Discovered Beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet (August 29, 2013): A massive canyon has been discovered beneath the Greenland ice sheet. It is 460 miles long and 800 meters deep in places.

Louisiana Sinkhole Captured Swallowing Trees on Video (August 22, 2013): Video captures Louisiana sinkhole swallowing trees. The sinkhole has been growing since August, 2012.

Japanese Firms Develop Giant Steel Pendulums to Keep Skyscrapers From Swaying During Earthquakes (August 1, 2013): Japanese Firms have developed giant steel pendulums to keep skyscrapers from swaying during earthquakes.

Newly Discovered Fossils of Ancient Lifeform Are 2.2 Billion Years Old (July 22, 2013): Newly discovered fossils are 2.2 billion years old and push the greening of the Earth way back in time.

Scientists Say Earthworm Poo Could Provide Window Into Past Climates (July 10, 2013): Scientists say earthworm poo could provide a window into past climates.

International Space Station Photo Shows Pyrocumulus Clouds Created by West Fork Complex Fire (June 26, 2013): A photograph from the International Space Station shows Pyrocumulus clouds created by the West Fork Complex fire in Colorado

Data From NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP Satellite Shows Vegetation on Earth (June 25, 2013): Data from the ASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite was used to create a map an animation of greenness on Earth from April 2012 to April 2013.

Heat-related Deaths in Manhattan Projected to Rise 20% in 2020s (May 20, 2013): A new study from Columbia University's Earth Institute and the Mailman School of Public Health projects heat-related deaths to climb 20% in the 2020s.

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