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Monster volcano 60 times bigger than Mauna Loa identified

Houston - Scientists at the University of Houston in Texas (UH) have discovered Earth's largest single volcano, 60 times the size of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa and big enough to put it in the same league as Mons Olympus on Mars, the Solar System's biggest volcano.

Op-Ed: Ancient micro continent traces found in Indian Ocean

Sydney - It’s the Holy Grail for the Earth sciences. An ancient micro continent has been found. The Seychelles are believed to be the modern remains of this continent, submerged during the breakup into modern continental land masses.

Siberian cave study warns of permafrost thaw tipping point

Evidence assembled from stalactite and stalagmite formations in frozen caves in Siberia by a team of international scientists led by Oxford University gives some clues as to what might happen if global temperatures continue to rise.

NASA sends terrabytes of data to African environmental scientists

Pasadena - A unique partnership between NASA and agencies in Africa and Europe is sending more than 30 terabytes of free Earth science satellite data to South African researchers to support sustainable development and environmental applications in Africa.

Grow appreciation for soil's ecosystem role through e-lessons

Earth scientists know that soil isn't just for kicking up dust and planting flowers. It's a meeting ground for biosphere, atmosphere and hydrosphere. Would web-based interactive lessons help stir-up more interest in soil as a key environmental nexus?
 

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Frost crystals at the entrance of Ledyanaya Lenskaya Cave
Frost crystals at the entrance of Ledyanaya Lenskaya Cave
CREDIT: Vladimir V Alexioglo
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Large frost crystals at entrance of Ledyanaya Lenskaya Cave
Large frost crystals at entrance of Ledyanaya Lenskaya Cave
CREDIT: Vladimir V Alexioglo
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Frost crystals at the entrance of Ledyanaya Lenskaya Cave
Frost crystals at the entrance of Ledyanaya Lenskaya Cave
CREDIT: Vladimir V Alexioglo
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Large Ice Hall in Ledyanaya Lenskaya Cave located inside continuous permafrost
Large Ice Hall in Ledyanaya Lenskaya Cave located inside continuous permafrost
CREDIT: Sebastian FM Breitenbach
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