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Tidal and mangrove deposits during the Oligo-Miocene in the South China...

A study on 22–18 million-year-old tidal deposits reveals insights on the significance of mangrove organic carbon sequestration in the South China Sea at geological...

Sediment from Himalayas may have made 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake more...

Sediment that eroded from the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau over millions of years was transported thousands of kilometers by rivers and in the Indian...

DNA from extinct humans discovered in cave sediments

While there are numerous prehistoric sites in Europe and Asia that contain tools and other human-made artefacts, skeletal remains of ancient humans are scarce....

Tibet sediments reveal climate patterns from late Miocene, 6 million years...

The Tibetan Plateau in China experiences the strongest monsoon system on Earth, with powerful winds -- and accompanying intense rains in the summer months...

Study shows how river channels adjust to large sediment supplies

The seemingly simple question of what governs the shapes of river channels has been a longstanding challenge for geologists and civil engineers. A new...

From rocks in Colorado, evidence of a ‘chaotic solar system’

Plumbing a 90 million-year-old layer cake of sedimentary rock in Colorado, a team of scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Northwestern University has...

Plant roots built beachhead for life on land

Plants -- even relatively small ones -- played a crucial role in establishing a beachhead for life on land, according to recent work by...

Sediments control methane release to the ocean

Methane is stored under the sea floor, concentrated in form of hydrates, crystalline ice structures that stay stable under high pressure and in low...

Rainbow Sediment Stratum, Oued Metlili Ghardaia, Algeria

It's Outcrop of sedimentary rocks of the Albian "Early Cretaceous". Metlili is a town and commune, and capital of Métlili District, in Ghardaïa Province, Algeria. Metlili...

Ancient marine sediments provide clues to future climate change

Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration was the major driver behind the global climatic shifts that occurred between 53 and 34 million years ago, according to...

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