Geology

Trash Thrown by Humans Changed color of Yellowstone’s Geothermal Pools

Trash Thrown by Humans Changed color of Yellowstone’s Geothermal Pools

Every year, millions of tourists visit Yellowstone National Park. The most iconic attraction of the park is its geothermal pools. These pools have been heated by lava from a boiling volcano below the surface. Many decades ago, these pools were of brilliant blue color. According to a new study, after the park became a famous tourist destination, tourists visited in large number and started throwing coins and trash in the pools.

Climate Change Melting Mount Rainier’s Glaciers at Six Times Historic Rate

At six times the historic rate, Mount Rainier's glaciers are melting and the reason behind it is climate change. Melting of ice has led to river flooding, and has also killed old-growth forests, endangering historic national park buildings.          Researchers have predicted that the effects of climate change are going to destroy habitat for plant and animal species up and down the mountain and to study these effects researchers are flocking Mount Rainier. The glacial outbursts also are destroying the road

At six times the historic rate, Mount Rainier's glaciers are melting and the reason behind it is climate change. Melting of ice has led to river flooding, and has also killed old-growth forests, endangering historic national park buildings.

Researchers have predicted that the effects of climate change are going to destroy habitat for plant and animal species up and down the mountain and to study these effects researchers are flocking Mount Rainier. The glacial outbursts also are destroying the roads, which give access to the park's wonders.

More than 300 Students Get Close-Up View of Lava Flow

More than 300 Students Get Close-Up View of Lava Flow

On Monday, over 300 students experienced close-up view of lava flow. The field trip has provided practical experience to Pahoa Elementary children as they had a chance to meet up with geologists. Hardened lava was touched by the children and feelings of relocating to a new school were also shared by them.

Hawaii Civil Defense and other county officials and geologists had called the students so that they could see parts of Apa'a Street and the Pahoa Transfer Station, closed because of lava from Kilauea's June 27 flow.

Ozone Hole Size remains at the same level

Ozone Hole Size remains at the same level

NASA's recently released data has showed that the size of the Antarctic ozone has barely reduced and remains similar to the size of North America. The data has surprised scientists as they were of the belief that the size of the hole would reduce quickly after the use of ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) substances was outlawed 27 years ago. However, the data has made crystal clear that the ozone hole sprawls over the same area as it was in between 2010 and 2013.

Water on Earth might be present much before what was previously thought

Water on Earth might be present much before what was previously thought

A new research has suggested that water appears to have existed on Earth much before than what was previously thought.

This research supporting this fact was carried out by researchers from University of New Mexico's Institute of Meteoritics. The research team was led by Adam Sarafian, a graduate student at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and researcher Francis McCubbin.

The commonly believed scientific explanation to the water on earth states that initially the earth was a dry planet, which later got a supply of life-giving water through a bombardment of icy comets.

Two Separate Teams Studying Causes of Wide-Spread Coral Bleaching in Hawaii

Two Separate Teams Interested in Knowing Causes of Wide-Spread Coral Bleaching in Hawaii

Two separate teams want to document and study the reasons behind the coral bleaching being experienced in Oahu, Kauai and Maui. The Catlin Seaview Survey based in Australia is developing a baseline record of the world's coral reefs in high-resolution, 360-degree panoramic vision. Last week, its director Richard Vevers worked with scientists from the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Coral Watch Program related to this purpose.

Researchers from Scripps Institution of San Diego Mapped Ocean Floor in Greater Detail

Researchers from Scripps Institution of San Diego Mapped Ocean Floor in Greater Detail

Researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have been successfully able to map the ocean floor in its greatest detail. For this, they made use of the newly acquired gravitational measurements from the European Space Agency's (ESA) CryoSat-2 and NASA's Jason-1 satellites.

Two men capture splendid and phenomenal images of erupting Volcano in Iceland

Two men capture splendid and phenomenal images of erupting Volcano in Iceland

The close-up images and video displaying the volcanic eruption in Iceland on September was captured from a GoPro camera worth$1000 by two men from a 150 meter height.

Eric Cheng, director of aerial imaging for drone maker DJI, joined photographer Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson for a last-minute trip to the eruption site in the Bardarbunga volcanic system. Sigurdsson had access to the proper permits and connections with the local authorities to get close to the volcano.

Grade “D” assigned to Health of Global Oceans

Grade “D” assigned to Health of Global Oceans

The Ocean Health Index prepared by the Conservation International and University of California has revealed scores for oceans globally. A thorough assessment was done to evaluate the condition of oceans' health.

To assign the scores, the researchers evaluated ecological, social, economic, and political factors for each region. All the evaluated data was then crunched through a computer model.

More Magma Moving Up the Crater of Mayon Volcano in Philippines

More Magma Moving Up the Crater of Mayon Volcano in Philippines

On Wednesday, lava gushed down Philippines' most active volcano resulting in mass evacuations.

Authorities on Monday had raised the third highest alert in a five-step scale. This alert means that a full-scale eruption is possible "within weeks". Considering this, soldiers went from house to house asking residents to evacuate. By Wednesday's dawn, Mayon's crater glowed red and molten rocks flowed as far as halfway down its slopes.

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