Earth’s largest water reservoir could be 1,800 miles beneath the surface

When Jules Verne first published his story “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, it was fantasy that one could sail across a vast ocean deep below the surface of the earth, but many became fascinated by what could exist thousands of miles beneath our feet. These fantasies remain even today as we are unable to study the innermost layers of our planet directly, but new research techniques reveal the Earth’s core may be more like Verne’s version after all.

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Following a Coastal Geologic Hazards course in Rhode Island

Coastal communities are impacted by hazards such as hurricanes, tsunamis, and beach erosion. Geologists reconstruct past events to understand future events. Follow along as a University of Rhode Island geology class explores coastal geologic hazards.

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Old rain, new data: past climate change in the Southeastern US

What was the weather like in Alabama in 4,000 BCE? A newly published record of ancient rainfall preserved in rocks shows several severe droughts in the region. The study’s authors have produced new data on ancient climate changes and helped us get closer to understanding rapid shifts in climate.

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