Researchers are combining hard-to-get field measurements with satellite imagery to gain new insight into where peatlands are and how they work.
Adityarup Chakravorty is a freelance science writer based in Madison, Wis. His interests span a wide variety of topics, from Earth sciences to molecular biology. He has written for Eos, Earth magazine, and Hakai Magazine among others. He is also a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is exploring how some human herpesviruses cause cancers (and how to stop them).
Getting to the Bottom of Slow-Motion Earthquakes
For close to 20 years, slow-motion earthquakes have been an enigma. Core samples provide new clues to their origins.
Firing Up Climate Models
Scientists are working to incorporate wildfire data into climate models, resolving hindrances related to scale, speed, and the complex feedbacks between the climate and wildfire emissions.
Modeling How Groundwater Pumping Will Affect Aquatic Ecosystems
Regions with dry climates and heavy agricultural industries may be the most hard-hit.
Underground Robots: How Robotics Is Changing the Mining Industry
From exploring flooded sites to providing alerts, use of robotics aims to “increase the arsenal of tools that can help miners work more safely and efficiently.”
Did Global Glaciation Cause the Great Unconformity?
In a new study, researchers make the case that large-scale glaciation during parts of the Neoproterozoic era led to extensive erosion of Earth’s crust.