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History of abandoned urban sites found stored in soil

Old houses and vacant lots may not look like much to the naked eye, but to some, the site is better than gold. Excavations over the years can create a challenge to study what's left behind and often appears as if dirt and ...

Apr 05, 2012
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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.

Nov 20, 2009
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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.

Oct 11, 2011
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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?

Jul 27, 2011
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Monitoring system warns of slippery slopes

Doren in the Austrian Bregenzerwald, February 2007: a slope 650 meters long breaks, resulting in a massive slide into the valley below. The nearest residential buildings are very close to the 70-meter-high ...

Apr 07, 2011
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