Archive | September 2013

A hidden portion of the sea-level rise story

Check this out: a different, and less frequently discussed, portion of the sea-level rise story:

http://www.earthmagazine.org/article/sinking-sediment-deltas-important-swelling-seas

New article in EARTH magazine!

Check this out: a new story about the links between a major cultural event and its environmental contributors:

http://www.earthmagazine.org/article/environmental-changes-contributed-mediterranean-cultural-crisis

You found a fossil… now what? (all the details!)

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Outcrops like these are what people often think of as fossil localities (credit: Lauren Milideo)

Where do people find fossils?
It happens often.  Ask any museum curator, and she can tell you countless stories of people coming to the museum with items they found in the backyard or in the garden.  People find teeth, and sometimes bones, on the beach or in a stream bed. Sometimes, construction workers or fishermen turn up a huge bone or a tooth during the course of their work.  Here is an overview of some

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