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Press release for students - Glacier changes at the top of the world

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From EGU  --  The Himalayas (South Asia) are home to the largest volume of ice outside the polar regions. The Dudh Kosi basin in Nepal Himalaya hosts some of the world’s highest mountain peaks, including Mt Everest, and a huge number of glaciers. A team of scientists have been researching how sensitive these glaciers could be to future climate change.

EARTH Magazine: Rock Stars - Geologists on the Silver Screen

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From EARTH magazine, 05/27/15  --  As this summer's blockbuster movie season gets underway, EARTH Magazine asks an important question: In movies, "are geologists portrayed as heroes or villains?" The topic of how geologists are portrayed in film has been oft-debated around a campfire, or over a frosty beverage at the end of a day of fieldwork, but now four scientists bring some serious analysis to the subject in the June issue feature, "Rock Stars - Geologists on the Silver Screen."

EARTH Magazine: Kamikaze Typhoons Spared Japan from Kublai Kahn

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From AGI, 03/31/2015  --  In a small lake along the Japanese coast, scientists have found evidence of turbulent waters centuries ago. These telltale signs of severe weather in the geologic record support the  legend of the two kamikaze typhoons that protected Japan from Mongol invasion. EARTH Magazine follows University of Amherst geoscientist Kinuyo Kanamaru and his research team as the dig up history in search of signs of the storms.

EARTH Magazine: Escape from Alcatraz - Modern Modeling Adds to a Decades-Old Mystery

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From EARTH Magazine, March 18, 2015 - Did they survive? Since 1962, the fate of three inmates who broke out of the famous prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay - carrying rubber rafts fashioned out of raincoats - has remained a mystery. From the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to the hosts of the show "Mythbusters," many have tried to figure out what happened to the escapees. Now, EARTH Magazine brings you news of an effort led by a research team from Delft University in the Netherlands.

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