New form of ice could help explore exciting avenues for energy production and storage
Clathrates are now known to store enormous quantities of methane and other gases in the permafrost as well as in vast sediment layers hundreds of metres deep at the bottom of the ocean floor. Their potential ...
Icebergs once drifted to Florida, new climate model suggests
Using a first-of-its-kind, high-resolution numerical model to describe ocean circulation during the last ice age about 21,000 year ago, oceanographer Alan Condron of the University of Massachusetts Amherst ...
Oil searchers discover and record deep-sea graveyard off Angola coast
Researchers remove oil from water using copper cones inspired by cactus spines (w/ Video)
Scotland to deploy largest hydro-electric wave energy farm to date (w/ video)
Microbes surviving deep inside oceanic crust
Magma in mantle has deep impact: Study suggests rocks melt at a greater depth than once thought
Magma forms far deeper than geologists previously thought, according to new research at Rice University.
Dinosaur die-out might have been second of two closely timed extinctions
The most-studied mass extinction in Earth history happened 65 million years ago and is widely thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs. New University of Washington research indicates that a separate extinction ...
New model suggests ocean pH falling more rapidly
Bacteria alive (more or less) in 86-million-year-old seabed clay
Thawing permafrost 50 million years ago led to extreme global warming events
In a new study reported in Nature, climate scientist Rob DeConto of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and colleagues elsewhere propose a simple new mechanism to explain the source of carbon that fed a ...
New exploration shows parts of North Atlantic seabed were once above sea level
Unusual earthquake gave Japan tsunami extra punch
The magnitude 9 earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan on March 11 were like a one-two punch first violently shaking, then swamping the islands causing tens of thousands of deaths ...
Geophysicists claim conventional understanding of Earth's deep water cycle needs revision
A popular view among geophysicists is that large amounts of water are carried from the oceans to the deep mantle in "subduction zones," which are boundaries where the Earth's crustal plates converge, with ...