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Sparkling springs aid quest for underground heat energy sources

Analysis of natural sparkling mineral water has given scientists valuable clues on how to locate hot water springs -- potential sources of sustainable, clean...

Extreme geothermal activity discovered beneath New Zealand’s Southern Alps

An international team, including University of Southampton scientists, has found unusually high temperatures, greater than 100°C, close to Earth's surface in New Zealand --...

Geothermal gradient

Geothermal gradient is the rate of increasing temperature with respect to increasing depth in the Earth's interior. Away from tectonic plate boundaries, it is...

New study will help find the best locations for thermal power...

A new research article, with lead authors from the University of Gothenburg, gives indications of the best places in Iceland to build thermal power...

Uncovering Yellowstone’s subsurface mysteries

A new study providing an unprecedented regional view of the earth's crust beneath Yellowstone National Park will begin with a helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic...

Global hot spot maps link consumers with impacts

A new model creates global hot spot maps to illuminate how what we buy pollutes the planet and where. The idea is to help...

How did early Earth stay warm?

For at least a billion years of the distant past, planet Earth should have been frozen over but wasn't. Scientists thought they knew why,...

Some signs of induced seismicity spotted in Salton Trough’s geothermal production...

In some parts of Southern California's Brawley Seismic Zone, geothermal energy production may be increasing the background seismicity rate, but changes in earthquake rates...

Geothermal heat contributes to Greenland ice melt

An international team that includes University of Montana researcher Jesse Johnson has learned that the Earth's internal heat enhances rapid ice flow and subglacial...

Earth’s internal heat drives rapid ice flow, subglacial melting in Greenland

To understand Greenland's ice of today researchers have to go far back into Earth's history. The island's lithosphere has hot depths which originate in...

Drilling the world’s hottest geothermal well

There is an inexhaustible amount of energy lying right beneath our feet. It is a renewable and stable energy source -- free of CO2...

Geothermal energy: Look to the Denver-Julesberg Basin

To offset the need for fuel imports, to decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and to increase U.S. energy independence, geothermal energy has emerged as an...

Mud volcano

Mud volcano or mud dome refers to formations created by geo-exuded slurries (usually including water) and gases. There are several geological processes that may...

Surprisingly high geothermal heating revealed beneath West Antarctic Ice Sheet

The amount of heat flowing toward the base of the West Antarctic ice sheet from geothermal sources deep within the Earth is surprisingly high,...

Study finds surprisingly high geothermal heating beneath West Antarctic Ice Sheet

The amount of heat flowing toward the base of the West Antarctic ice sheet from geothermal sources deep within the Earth is surprisingly high,...

Packing heat: New fluid makes untapped geothermal energy cleaner

More American homes could be powered by the earth's natural underground heat with a new, nontoxic and potentially recyclable liquid that is expected to...

Taking the temperature of deep geothermal reservoirs

CA lot can happen to water as it rises to the surface from deep underground. It can mix with groundwater, for example. This makes...

Researchers develop a geothermometer for methane formation

Methane is a simple molecule consisting of just one carbon atom bound to four hydrogen atoms. But that simplicity belies the complex role the...

Contamination of La Selva geothermal system in Girona, Spain

Monitoring the construction of wells, avoid over-exploiting cold groundwater close to hot groundwater, and controlling mineral water extraction. These are the recommendations from the...

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