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Biologists save fish after landslide

(AP) -- A gigantic landslide that buried a highway, uprooted homes and rerouted a river in Washington state's Cascade Range left hundreds of smaller victims: fish.

dateNov 20, 2009 in Ecology
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The first true view of global erosion

Every mountain and hill shall be made low, declared the ancient prophet Isaiah. In other words: erosion happens. But for the modern geologist a vexing question remains: how fast does this erosion happen?

dateJul 27, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Six years and 12,000 holes: Cyprus mapped

It was a marathon project that took six years and the collection and analysis of some 12,000 soil samples, but an international team of geologists has managed to create the Geochemical Atlas of Cyprus.

dateOct 11, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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'Fossil earthquakes' abundant

Rocks formed only under the extreme heat and friction during earthquakes, called pseudotachylytes, may be more abundant than previously reported, according to new research focused on eight faults found in the Sierra Nevada. ...

dateJan 28, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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