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Melting Ice Caps are Making Earth’s Days Longer

Greek Reporter 17 Jul 2024
Its shape is also in constant flux, brought on by the impact of the daily tides that affect the oceans and crusts, and longer term phenomena such as the movement of tectonic plates, and sudden shifts caused by earthquakes and volcanoes.
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Big polar ice melt causing Earth to spin slowly and days to lengthen

Hong Kong Standard 16 Jul 2024
What's more, its shape is constantly changing, from the impacts of the daily tides that affect the oceans and crusts, to longer-term effects from drift of tectonic plates, and abrupt, violent shifts caused by earthquakes and volcanoes.
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Oh my (long) days: Melting ice caps slow Earth's spin

Raw Story 16 Jul 2024
What's more, its shape is constantly changing, from the impacts of the daily tides that affect the oceans and crusts, to longer term effects from drift of tectonic plates, and abrupt, violent shifts caused by earthquakes and volcanoes.
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New Microcontinent Near Greenland Recognized, Study Says

Greek Reporter 15 Jul 2024
The plate boundary which exists between Canada and Greenland is responsible for forming the Davis Strait seaway, which connects two ocean basins, the Labrador Sea and Baffin Bay.
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New incompletely rifted microcontinent identified between Greenland and Canada

Phys Dot Org 10 Jul 2024
Plate tectonics are the driving force behind Earth's continental configurations, with the lithosphere (oceanic and continental crusts and upper mantle) moving due to convection processes occurring in the softer underlying asthenospheric mantle.
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A new tufted puffin license plate is coming thanks to the Oregon Coast Aquarium

The Oregonian 09 Jul 2024
The Oregon Coast Aquarium has opened voucher sales for its new tufted puffin license plates. The design, featuring a tufted puffin floating in the ocean and gazing down at some fish below, was ...
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UVic geologist wins $850K Kyoto Prize for research on Earth's history

North Shore News 07 Jul 2024
“Dr ... Hoffman, 83, began his career as a research scientist for the Geological Survey of Canada, studying plate tectonics. In 1992, he joined UVic’s School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, where he started his research into snowball Earth ... .
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Dim sum in Hong Kong: how chefs stand out from the crowd with their modern delicacies

South China Morning Post 06 Jul 2024
When chefs in Hong Kong want to set their dim sum apart, they have to get creative – think plates that look like the ocean or Chinese ink paintings, and licorice- and ginseng-infused cocktail pairings ... .
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Deccan Herald 05 Jul 2024
The bottom of the ocean has ridges, trenches, plateaus, and canyons. When the tectonic plates move apart and move closer together, molten magma rises ... Tsunamis are caused by large and sudden displacements of the ocean.
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Investigations of the polysomatism of antigorite under pressure

Phys Dot Org 05 Jul 2024
It is widely believed that this mineral is the main carrier of water deep into the Earth in subducting oceanic plates ... This suggests that the structure of antigorite in the oceanic lithosphere may ...
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UAE: A unique art initiative showcases ancient marine life from Sharjah's archaeological site

Khaleejtimes 04 Jul 2024
... in these waters sedimented into beds of limestone, tectonic plates shifted, merging continents together, oceans closed and retreated through slow erosion and weathering by wind, water and gravity.
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Plate Tectonics Might Only Occur on 0.003% of Planets. That Makes Earth Very Special Indeed.

Universe Today 03 Jul 2024
Plate tectonics, oceans, and continents might just be the secret ingredients for complex life on Earth ... Robert Stern and Taras Gerya, “The importance of continents, oceans and plate tectonics for the evolution of complex life.
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300°C Liquid Oozes From Chimney-Like Vents Deep Below Arctic Ocean

IFL Science 01 Jul 2024
Some 3,000 meters (9,843 feet) beneath the Arctic Ocean, scientists are exploring a bubbling field of hydrothermal vents along the Knipovich Ridge near Svalbard, the northernmost settlement on Earth.
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Many Carbon Capture Projects Are Now Launching

Slashdot 01 Jul 2024
... using the ocean... [Equatic's] San Pedro facility pumps seawater through a series of electric plates that separate the water into hydrogen and oxygen as well as acidic and alkaline streams of liquid.

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