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Time-Lapse Photos Show Stunning Glacial Erosion

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January 13, 2012
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A new time-lapse video taken over four years shows glaciers around the world receding at an alarming rate.


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United Against Soil Erosion: German Farmers in Georgia

United Against Soil Erosion: German Farmers in Georgia

Deutsche Welle (Nov. 4, 2012) — Less rainfall due to climate change and strong mountain winds are causing serious soil erosion in Georgia. The ongoing effects of overforestation and overgrazing during the Soviet era are exacerbating the problem. Even though Georgia's soil is richer in minerals than Germany's, soil erosion has reduced harvests there by up to 40 percent. Now German farmers are providing tips to their Georgian counterparts to help them slow down soil erosion.
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Recreating San Francisco Before the 1906 Earthquake

Recreating San Francisco Before the 1906 Earthquake

FORA.tv (Mar. 6, 2013) — Join us for a behind the scenes look at the making of the Academy's newest planetarium show: Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet. You will go on a journey that takes you through the whole process from inception to production. A sweeping geological journey, Earthquake explores the forces that transform the surface of our planet. After a stunning flight over the San Andreas Fault, audiences travel back in time to experience San Francisco's infamous 1906 earthquake. Data-driven visualizations illustrate Earth's story, revealing how subtle motions and sudden ruptures have shaped our planet over eons-and how geological activity influences the course of human history. This is the Academy's fourth planetarium show since reopening the Academy under one living roof. This event takes place in the Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library Main.
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Search for Life in Frozen Continent Heats Up

Search for Life in Frozen Continent Heats Up

Reuters (Sep. 24, 2012) — A three-way race to find life in sub-glacial lakes deep beneath Antarctica is heating up. After a similar Russian expedition earlier this year, a British-based team of scientists is preparing to begin its own ambitious mission, which it hopes will answer questions about the region's last ice melt.
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In Antarctica, a Town That Thrives Despite the Shivers

In Antarctica, a Town That Thrives Despite the Shivers

AFP (Mar. 28, 2014) — Antarctica is home to a few hardy souls who endure -40 degree Celsius winters. In Las Estrellas town, the snow and glacial wind doesn’t keep its 64 inhabitants from having a bank, a school and occasional visitors. Duration: 02:09 Video provided by AFP
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