News tagged with geologic formation

Bringing carbon capture to a rock near you

For coal-rich countries like the United States, the concept of "clean coal" is too intriguing to ignore. With the implementation of carbon capture and sequestration, America's most abundant energy resource could continue ...

dateAug 01, 2011 in Environment
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Reservoirs of ancient lava shaped Earth

Geological history has periodically featured giant lava eruptions that coat large swaths of land or ocean floor with basaltic lava, which hardens into rock formations called flood basalt. New research from Matthew Jackson ...

dateJul 27, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Noninvasive probing of geological core samples

Oil and natural gas companies rely upon geological core analyses to help them understand and evaluate oil and gas reserves. A rock sample can reveal myriad details about a geological structure's formation, content, and history.

dateJul 14, 2010 in General Physics
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