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Newswise: New species of Allosaurus discovered in Utah
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New species of Allosaurus discovered in Utah

University of Utah

A remarkable new species of meat-eating dinosaur, Allosaurus jimmadseni, was unveiled at the Natural History Museum of Utah. The huge carnivore inhabited the flood plains of western North America during the Late Jurassic Period, between 157-152 million years ago, making it the geologically oldest species of Allosaurus, predating the more well-known state fossil of Utah, Allosaurus fragilis.

Channels: Dinosaurs, Geology, History, Paleontology, All Journal News,

Released:
22-Jan-2020 5:55 PM EST

Researcher looking for clues in the mystery of the Grand Canyon’s water supply

Northern Arizona University

Research technician Natalie Jones is the lead author on a paper that looked at how scientists model the vulnerability of karst formations around the Grand Canyon. Along with professor Abe Springer, she created a new model that can give land and water managers more information so they can better protect the water system.

Channels: All Journal News, Environmental Science, Food and Water Safety, Geology, Nature,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 4:35 PM EST
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Newswise: For now, river deltas gain land worldwide

For now, river deltas gain land worldwide

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Researchers from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), and colleagues found that delta areas worldwide have actually gained land in the past 30 years, despite river damming. However, recent land gains are unlikely to last throughout the 21st century due to expected, accelerated sea level rise. The researchers published their findings in the journal Nature.

Channels: Environmental Science, Geology, Nature, All Journal News, Nature (journal),

Released:
23-Jan-2020 10:25 AM EST
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Newswise: Global river deltas increasingly shaped by humans, study says

Global river deltas increasingly shaped by humans, study says

Tulane University

The study by current and former researchers at Tulane University looked at nearly every delta in the world.

Channels: Environmental Science, Geology, Nature, Nature (journal), All Journal News, Staff Picks,

Released:
22-Jan-2020 3:15 PM EST
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Newswise: Rising global temperatures turn northern permafrost region into significant carbon source

Rising global temperatures turn northern permafrost region into significant carbon source

Argonne National Laboratory

A new study that incorporates datasets gathered from more than 100 sites by institutions including the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, suggests that decomposition of organic matter in permafrost soil is substantially larger than previously thought, demonstrating the significant impact that emissions from the permafrost soil could have on the greenhouse effect and global warming.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Nature (journal), DOE Science News, All Journal News,

Released:
21-Jan-2020 7:05 PM EST
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Mars' water was mineral-rich and salty

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Presently, Earth is the only known location where life exists in the Universe. This year the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to three astronomers who proved, almost 20 years ago, that planets are common around stars beyond the solar system.

Channels: Geology, Space and Astronomy, Mars, Nature (journal), All Journal News, Staff Picks,

Released:
21-Jan-2020 1:40 PM EST
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Rutgers Geology Museum Hosts Open House

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Presentations on natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes and their impacts will be held in Scott Hall and are open to the public at the Rutgers Geology Museum’s 52nd Annual Open House. There will also be hands-on activity sessions for kids, a mineral sale and rock and mineral identification in Scott Hall, and make-and-take stations in the Rutgers Geology Museum. Field Station Dinosaurs will bring its baby Hadrosaurus puppet and will also offer hands-on activities for visitors. All events are free and no preregistration is required.

Channels: Dinosaurs, Education, Family and Parenting, Earthquakes, Natural Disasters, Volcanoes, Geology,

Released:
21-Jan-2020 10:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Spock versus the volcano

Spock versus the volcano

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Kolumbo volcano—which sits 500 meters below the surface within the fault-heavy Hellenic Volcanic Arc just off Santorini—is the Aegean Sea’s most active and potentially dangerous volcano.

Channels: Artificial Intelligence, Environmental Science, Geology, Technology, Earthquakes, Volcanoes,

Released:
20-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Can Solar Geoengineering Mitigate both Climate Change and Income Inequality?

Can Solar Geoengineering Mitigate both Climate Change and Income Inequality?

University of California San Diego

New research from the University of California San Diego finds that solar geoengineering—the intentional reflection of sunlight away from the Earth’s surface—may reduce income inequality between countries.

Channels: Climate Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, Staff Picks, Economics, Nature (journal), All Journal News,

Released:
13-Jan-2020 1:15 PM EST
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10-Jan-2020 1:30 PM EST
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