Posts in: geology

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When a natural disaster isn’t a disaster

When a natural disaster isn’t a disaster

Humans often do more harm than good when we try to rebuild damaged landscapes

By | Posted April 17, 2017

Becoming earthquake country

Becoming earthquake country

Oklahoma’s seismic surge is unprecedented. It can be explained, but not by hydraulic fracturing — at least not directly

By | Posted January 20, 2017

Loosening up under pressure

Loosening up under pressure

A mineral’s strange properties may explain the rift between the earth’s layers

By | Posted December 27, 2016

The man-made flood

The man-made flood

Levees and floodplain development are increasing flood damage in Missouri

By | Posted June 20, 2016

The F-Block: Thulium

The F-Block: Thulium

A useless element

By | Posted April 27, 2016

Mountains, prairies ... and oil wells

Mountains, prairies … and oil wells

Environmentalists worry new rules on oil and gas wells in parks still aren’t tough enough

By | Posted January 23, 2016

A few rainy seasons won’t stop coming drought

A few rainy seasons won’t stop coming drought

Scientists expect greenhouse gases to cause a historic dry period in the Great Plains this century

By | Posted December 29, 2015

Decoding the depths of the earth

Decoding the depths of the earth

Seismologist William Menke’s expeditions reveal what lies beneath

By | Posted April 23, 2015

Stories in the sediment

Stories in the sediment

Tom Cronin stumbled into studying deep ocean floors, and hopes he can help others find the same curiosity for the unknown

By | Posted February 23, 2015

Creatures of the Ediacaran

Creatures of the Ediacaran

Could animals be older than we thought?

By | Posted March 13, 2014

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