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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....

Thawing ice makes the Alps grow

The Alps are steadily "growing" by about one to two millimeters per year. Likewise, the formerly glaciated subcontinents of North America and Scandinavia are...

Nepal drains risky glacial lake near Everest

Nepal has successfully drained part of a giant glacial lake near Mount Everest, averting risk of a disastrous flood that could have threatened thousands...

Entire Himalayan arc can produce large earthquakes

The main fault at the foot of the Himalayan mountains can likely generate destructive, major earthquakes along its entire 2,400-kilometer (1,500-mile) length, a new...

Researchers capture Central Asia’s ‘de-greening’ over millions of years

A new study chronicles how central Asia dried out over the last 23 million years into one of the most arid regions on the...

Surviving earth’s extremes: BYU research in the mountains of Antarctica

Here's what it takes to conduct research in Antarctica if you're BYU biologist Byron Adams: Get on commercial plane, fly 20 hours 50 minutes...

Westerly winds have blown across central Asia for at least 42...

The gusting westerly winds that dominate the climate in central Asia, setting the pattern of dryness and location of central Asian deserts, have blown...

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