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Mountain glaciers shrinking across the West

Until recently, glaciers in the United States have been measured in two ways: placing stakes in the snow, as federal scientists have done each...

Lost mountains in the Karoo reveal the secrets of massive extinction...

Fossil records near the lost Gondwanides mountains show that the Permian-Triassic extinction started 1 million years prior to what was previously believed. Millions of years...

Study Confirms Large Earthquakes along Olympic Mountain Faults

A comprehensive study of faults along the north side of the Olympic Mountains of Washington State emphasizes the substantial seismic hazard to the northern...

Mountain glaciers recharge vital aquifers

Small mountain glaciers play a big role in recharging vital aquifers and in keeping rivers flowing during the winter, according to a new study...

Oman’s mountains may hold clues for reversing climate change

Deep in the jagged red mountains of Oman, geologists are drilling in search of the holy grail of reversing climate change: an efficient and...

Determining when India collided with Asia to form the Himalayan mountains

The collision between the Indian subcontinent and the Asian landmass resulted in the formation of the Himalayan Mountains and the rise of the Tibetan...

Steep rise of the Bernese Alps

The striking north face of the Bernese Alps is the result of a steep rise of rocks from the depths following a collision of...

Underwater mountains help ocean water rise from abyss

At high latitudes, such as near Antarctica and the Arctic Circle, the ocean's surface waters are cooled by frigid temperatures and become so dense...

Mountain glaciers are showing some of the strongest responses to climate...

Mountain glaciers have long been a favorite poster child of climate change. The near-global retreat of glaciers of the last century provides some of...

Scientists reconstruct formation of the southern Appalachians

Around 300 million years ago, the landmass that is now North America collided with Gondwana, a supercontinent comprised of present-day Africa and South America....

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