Earth and Planetary Sciences

By Katherine Gombay - News - June 10

Researchers from McGill and the U.S. Geological Survey, more used to measuring thawing permafrost than its expansion, have made a surprising discovery. There is new permafrost forming around Twelvemile Lake in the interior of Alaska. But they have also quickly concluded that, given the current rate of climate change, it won’t last beyond the end of this century.

Classified as: global warming, Research, Earth and Planetary Sciences, climate change, Jeffrey McKenzie, permafrost, Alaska, Arctic, Twelvemile Lake
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Published on: 10 Jun 2014

Volcanic eruptions vary from common, small eruptions that have little impact on humans and the environment to rare, large-to-gigantic eruptions so massive they can threaten civilizations. 

 

Classified as: Research, Don R. Baker, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Etna, magma, Swiss Light Source, volcanoes
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Published on: 16 Oct 2012