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Giving freight rail tracks a boost

The big chunks of rock—crushed limestone or dolomite that engineers call ballast—that keep railroad tracks in place look like a solid footing even as freight cars rumble overhead.

dateMay 15, 2015 in Engineering
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Growing interest in geotourism

According to the Geological Survey of Sweden, (SGU), there is growing interest among the country's municipalities, organisations and other local initiatives in running geotourism and geoparks. Among those ...

dateApr 28, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Coping with the Anthropocene

Overpopulation, the greenhouse effect, warming temperatures and overall climate disruption are all well recognized as a major threat to the ecology and biodiversity of the Earth. The issue of mankind's negative impact on ...

dateMar 17, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Oldest known sponge found in China

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from China, the U.S. and France has identified an ancient sponge found in a geologic formation in southern China and have dated it to 600 million years ago. ...

dateMar 10, 2015 in Evolution report
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