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Researchers discover new force driving Earth’s tectonic plates

Bringing fresh insight into long-standing debates about how powerful geological forces shape the planet, from earthquake ruptures to mountain formations, scientists at Scripps Institution...

Going with the flow: Researchers find compaction bands in sandstone are...

When geologists survey an area of land for the potential that gas or petroleum deposits could exist there, they must take into account the...

Researchers help map tsunami and earthquake damage in Japan

Japan needs maps. Not just any kind-detailed informational maps georegistered with latitude and longitude and annotated with simple, self-evident details: this bridge is out,...

68 percent of New England and Mid-Atlantic beaches eroding

An assessment of coastal change over the past 150 years has found 68 percent of beaches in the New England and Mid-Atlantic region are...

Researchers map out ice sheets shrinking during Ice Age

A set of maps created by the University of Sheffield have illustrated, for the first time, how our last British ice sheet shrunk during...

New model for how Nevada gold deposits formed may help in...

A team of University of Nevada, Reno and University of Nevada, Las Vegas researchers have devised a new model for how Nevada's gold deposits...

Researcher says the next large central US earthquake may not be...

This December marks the bicentennial of the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-12, which are the biggest earthquakes known to have occurred in the central...

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