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Crystal Confirmed As Oldest Known Piece of Earth

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Marine Park "The Size of the Moon" in Pacific

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AFP (Sep. 19, 2012) — An ambitious plan to link marine parks across a vast swathe of ocean -- whose surface area would equal that of the Moon -- is slowly coming together piece by piece, say conservationists.
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Oldest Ice Sheet Could Reveal 1.5 Million Years of Climate Change

Oldest Ice Sheet Could Reveal 1.5 Million Years of Climate Change

Reuters (Nov. 18, 2013) — Scientists working in eastern Antarctica believe they have found the world's oldest ice sheet which, they say, could provide information on future climate change. The researchers estimate the ice sheet is 1.5 million years old, almost twice the age of the previous oldest sample. Tara Cleary reports.
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In the Studio: Prof. Danijel Schorlemmer, Seismologist

In the Studio: Prof. Danijel Schorlemmer, Seismologist

Deutsche Welle (Mar. 21, 2011) — Prof. Schorlemmer from the German Research Centre for Geosciences, GFZ, in Potsdam is an expert in the area of earthquake forecasting.DW-TV: Japan is a society that has played a pioneering role in a wide number of technologies -- including of course earthquake warning systems. But even then, people have just five seconds after the warning comes to brace themselves. Cutting straight to the chase, thousands of detection stations around the world, international networks, decades of research -- why can't we predict earthquakes yet? Danijel Schorlemmer: Well, even though we have thousands of stations, we have a big problem. We only measure the signals on the earth’s surface. Unlike in meteorology, where you can measure all the values you’re interested in, like humidity, wind-speed and so on in 3-D, we only see the earth’s surface. We cannot make measurements in the earth, which would be very important to understand what’s going on. And we’re also lacking a precursor phenomenon, a
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Mass Extinction Looks Like a GMO Field in Iowa

Mass Extinction Looks Like a GMO Field in Iowa

FORA.tv (Aug. 19, 2013) — Mass Extinction Looks Like a GMO Field in Iowa The Long Now Foundation - Our planet gets up to no end of apocalyptic-like tricks over time---periods when it is nearly all ice, all melting ice, all desert, all sea water, all molten lava, and civilizations come and go, sometimes for geological or climate reasons. The planet has samples of all of those conditions that can be visited right now, but no one in their right mind goes there. Craig Childs goes there. One of the world's great intrepid travelers and story-tellers, he finds the places on Earth that are most geologically or climatically dangerous and hangs out, observing closely, giving personal as well as scientific perspective. Through him, we experience "a field guide to the everending Earth."
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