An international research team, including researchers from the University of Michigan, is proposing that increasing day length on the early Earth may have boosted the amount of oxygen released by photosynthetic cyanobacteria, thereby shaping the timing of Earth’s oxygenation....
Scientists from Cambridge University and NTU Singapore have found that slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates drag more carbon into Earth's interior than previously thought. They found that the carbon drawn into Earth's interior at subduction zones—where tectonic plates collide and...
Some Himalayan glaciers are more resilient to global warming than previously predicted, new research suggests. Rock glaciers are similar to "true" ice glaciers in that they are mixtures of ice and rock that move downhill by gravity -- but the...
Now Florida State University researchers have found that the extinction coincided with a sudden spike and subsequent drop in the ocean's oxygen content. Their findings were published in Nature Geoscience. Two hundred fifty-two million years ago, much of life...
Study sheds light on the future of the massive Thwaites Glacier. Researchers discover that instability doesn't always lead to rapid disintegration. This is the conclusion as researchers modeled the collapse of various heights of ice cliffs—near-vertical formations that occur...
Downstream water supply and economic losses could substantially disrupt Egypt, according to a new analysis that offers potential solutions to avoid conflict over the dam. Rapid filling of a giant dam at the headwaters of the Nile River—the world's biggest...
Scientists are building an accurate seafloor map can improve oceanographic and climate models, secure marine navigation, inform defence operations, and guide environmental decisions. Marine scientists often feel like they're fumbling in the dark. The global ocean covers about 71 percent...