A massive impact crater the size of the city of Paris that was discovered in 2018 under Greenland’s Hiawatha Glacier has been found to be much older than originally anticipated—tens of millions of years older, in fact. Initially thought to only be between three million and 12,000 years old, new dating
A team of researchers studying the dynamics of meltwater lakes that form on the surface of Greenland’s glaciers has discovered a previously-undiscovered source of heat that is melting the world’s largest island’s ice sheets from the bottom up: the sheer force of the meltwater draining to the bottom of the
A great deal of the carbon dioxide that our industry produces can be extracted at the source before it gets into the atmosphere, where it would otherwise act as a greenhouse gas, trapping solar radiation before it can radiate back out into space. While the gas can be trapped, storage becomes an issue, especially given the sheer tonnage that is emitted by power plants and factories across the globe. But a new process may allow CO2 to be processed into solid rocks, made up of stable compounds that won’t enter the atmosphere.
The past week has seen a significant level of seismic unrest across the globe.
In Iceland, the volcano Bárðarbunga hit the headlines worldwide but so far only a minor eruption of lava has taken place; however earthquake activity around the site continues.