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Earthquake After Effects
How the Earth's crust — rather than just buildings or humans — responds to the violent shaking of an earthquake has been observed for centuries. Nevertheless, the wide range of geological impacts continues to surprise. Nature Geoscience - Issue - na
Why We 'Got Milk'
In the 1970s, archaeologist Peter Bogucki was excavating a Stone Age site in the fertile plains of central Poland when he came across an assortment of odd artifacts. The people who had lived there around 7,000 years ago were among Scientific American
Neolithic 'Halls of the Dead' Found
Two 6,000-year-old "halls of the dead" found in Herefordshire have been called "the discovery of a lifetime" by archaeologists. Teams from the University of Manchester and Herefordshire Council made the find on Dorstone Hill, n BBC News | Science & Environme
Pictures of Deepest Wreck Currently Under Excavation in U.S. Waters
Researchers find a treasure trove of artifacts and personal effects from three 19th-century shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico. National Geographic News
Arctic Methane Catastrophe Scenario is Based on new Empirical Observations
Last week, the journal Nature published a new paper warning of a $60 trillion price tag for a potential 50 Gigatonne methane pulse from the East Siberian Arctic Shelf (ESAS) over 10-50 years this century. The paper, however, promp Environment news, comment and
Alaska to Seek Reconsideration of ANWR Rejection
The state will ask the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider a decision rejecting Alaska's exploration plan for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Regional Fish and Wildlife Service director Geoffrey Ha Anchorage Daily News - Alaska
North Pole Not Flooded -- But Lots of Melting in the Arctic
Santa's workshop at the North Pole is not under water, despite recent reports. A dramatic image captured by a University of Washington monitoring buoy reportedly shows a lake at the North Pole. But Santa doesn't yet need to buy a ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Arctic Summer Cyclones Churn Up Sea Ice
At the top of the world, intense summer cyclones have been raging in recent years, eating up sea ice and helping push the North Pole closer to ice-free summers. In fact, a week-long cyclone just concluded, which Matthew Asplin, Discovery News - Earth News
NECN: Shark Expedition Launches from Woods Hole, Mass.
"We embark today on the most ambitious white shark expedition in American history." In search of a bounty of information on an awesome, though much feared, and deeply mysterious fish. "This particular project will be the mo WHOI In The News
Boon or Blight: Challenges Facing the Everest Region
As Nepal and the Khumbu gets ready to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest, the results of Garrards research provide timely insights and a way to understand trends of environmental change in this UNE UIAA news
Calling All Alumni— Share Your Wisdom with Upcoming Expedition Teams
We are looking for passionate alumni who will donate a few minutes of video footage to help inspire other students during their expedition and help them make the difficult transition back to normal life after the excitement of th Students on Ice Blog
Maxut Zhumayev Sets Up the Kazakh Alpine Club
Two years ago Maxut Zhumayev completed a remarkable achievement. At age 36, he had climbed the last of all fourteen 8000 metre peaks without oxygen including K2 which he called the hardest of the lot. What is there for me UIAA news
Third Hiker Dies in Utah Desert This Month
A popular hike in southern Utah that’s known for such stunning sand dunes that the Bureau of Land Management holds a lottery to issue visitor permits has claimed the lives of three people in higher-than-usual July temperatures.
Final Moments of Incan Child Mummies' Lives Revealed
Three Incan children who were sacrificed 500 years ago were regularly given drugs and alcohol in their final months to make them more compliant in the ritual that ultimately killed them, new research suggests. Archaeologists an
Zoo Polar Bear Sports High-Tech Neckwear for Conservation
PORTLAND, Ore. — Tasul, an Oregon Zoo polar bear, recently landed her first white-collar job: research assistant for the U.S. Geological Survey. Her assignment: wearing a high-tech collar to help solve a climate change mystery.
Russia Prevents Designation of Large Marine Protected Areas in the Antarctic
Yesterday, plans to create some of the world’s largest marine protected areas (MPAs) in Antarctica came to a screeching halt after Russia blocked progress. Although 24 nations and the EU had come to a special meeting in Germany
'Brown Ocean' Can Fuel Inland Tropical Cyclones
In the summer of 2007, Tropical Storm Erin stumped meteorologists. Most tropical cyclones dissipate after making landfall, weakened by everything from friction and wind shear to loss of the ocean as a source of heat energy. Not Er
Must-Do Trip: Climb Geyikbayiri, Turkey
There might be a conspiracy among climbers to keep this secret: A lot of the world’s best sport-climbing crags happen to be in warm, gorgeous, vacation-worthy locales that might also appeal to the masses. Last year, Alex Honnold
New Route on Big Rock Candy Mountain
A 5.9 climb isn’t usually newsworthy, but when the 5.9 is a new route up one of Colorado’s biggest and most mysterious granite domes, it’s not an everyday event. Big Rock Candy Mountain is a 1,300-foot formation deep in the
After Nanga Parbat Terrorism: Big New Routes in Pakistan
In the aftermath of the horrific massacre of climbers and support staff at a Nanga Parbat base camp in June, some expeditions elected to continue with their plans in northern Pakistan. Now the news of some major successes has begu
Lowest Sea Level Ever
Most people are more concerned with sea level rise these days, but there have been times when the oceans dropped to alarmingly low levels. A new study calculates that the worst of those icy, low sea periods — what was called sno
Rocks Can Restore Our Climate ... After 300,000 Years
A study of a global warming event that happened 93 million years ago suggests that the Earth can recover from high carbon dioxide emissions faster than thought, but that this process takes around 300,000 years after emissions decl
Archaeologists Hope to Uncover Earliest Free African-American Settlement
In Easton, an untold story of free African-Americans is being discovered through bits of glass, shards of pottery and oyster shells. Piece by piece, archaeologists and historians from two universities and the community are unco
Update for Expedition Aconcagua 2014
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Il Maratoneta, third repeat by Ivan Lisica-Lija and a little history about this famous Manolo climb
On 27/01/2013 Croatian climber Ivan Lisica-Lija made the third repeat of Il Maratoneta, the legendary route first climbed by Maurizio "Manolo" Zanolla at Paklenica (Croatia).
Mount Everest as you've never seen it: zoom in on the remarkable 4bn pixel image
Filmmaker and climate-change campaigner David Breashears spent this spring taking around 400 images of Everest and its near neighbours from a vantage point above base camp through a 300mm lens. Now he's released them digitally sti
Heat from North American cities causing warmer winters, study finds
Those who wonder why large parts of North America seem to be skipping winter have a new answer in addition to climate change: big city life. A study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, found that the heat thrown of
When will we stop wasting fossil fuels by burning them?
The penny had to drop eventually – fossil fuels like coal might be more valuable if they were used to make medicines, chemicals and fertilisers rather than wasted by being burned. While we know that fossil fuels are used to
Avalanche kills four climbers in Scottish Highlands
Four people were killed in an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands as snow and icy weather continued to bring widespread disruption to Britain. A party of six climbers, three men and three women, were caught in the snowfall on B
Photo Gallery: Deep-Sea Creatures
Humans rarely encounter frilled sharks, which prefer to remain in the oceans' depths, up to 5,000 feet (1,500 meters) below the surface. Considered living fossils, frilled sharks bear many physical characteristics of ancestors who
Rediscovering Ross Island 2012: “G-092 Redeployed to CONUS”
G-092 redeployed to CONUS (the Continental United States). This Antarctic vernacular sounds almost Orwellian, but essentially it means that after five great weeks in Antarctica, our 2012 Ross Island Expedition, dubbed G-092, is dr
Causes of Global Warming
Scientists have spent decades figuring out what is causing global warming. They've looked at the natural cycles and events that are known to influence climate. But the amount and pattern of warming that's been measured can't be ex
5 Surprising Facts About Rare Species
What if the organisms that populate the natural world—from whales to weevils—were classified not by their evolutionary relationships but by their relative degree of rarity? Imagine a way of looking at the world where we divide
Marlow activity centre to stage Mount Everest challenge
A COLLECTION of climbers will seek to emulate the historic and epic achievement of Sir Edmund Hillary 60 years after he became the first person to scale Mount Everest. The challenge, to climb the same distance as Sir Edmund an
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