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Novel hypothesis goes underground to predict future of Greenland ice sheet


 Francisco TutellaJanuary 31, 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Greenland ice sheet melted a little more easily in the past than it does today because of geological changes, and most of Greenland's... read more

Marone awarded Louis Nèel Medal by European Geosciences Union


Kacie LeeJanuary 30, 2019 Chris Marone has been selected to receive the European Geosciences Union’s 2019 Louis Néel Medal. The medal is awarded to individuals in recognition of outstanding... read more

Volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis: EMS undergrads take on tectonics


Matthew CarrollJanuary 25, 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Christine Tamburri stood in the shadow of Mount St. Helens and surveyed the scars that remain 37 years after the volcano’s devastating... read more

Ancient climate change triggered warming that lasted thousands of years


Matthew CarrollJanuary 21, 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A rapid rise in temperature on ancient Earth triggered a climate response that may have prolonged the warming for many thousands of years,... read more

Greenland ice melting faster than scientists had thought, nears 'tipping point'


Doyle Rice, USA TODAYPublished 4:55 p.m. ET Jan. 21, 2019  Ice on Greenland is melting four times faster than it did just 16 years ago, a study reports. The melting, which is a result of the Earth's... read more