A new study investigates the dynamics of the complex continental collision that formed the European Alps and reveals how structural alignments change with depth.
The Landslide Blog is written by Dave Petley, who is widely recognized as a world leader in the study and management of landslides. Highly mobile boulders are one of the most extraordinary and hazardous landslide phenomena. In recent years, mobile phone footage has captured a number of these events, such as the famous boulder at […]
A new approach to illuminate 3D fault structures using earthquake hypocenters may improve our understanding of earthquake propagation and arrest across step overs.
For the first time, scientists have redirected lightning using a laser beam. And that’s just the start of what’s possible.
A five-decade analysis of drought generation processes in the Alps shows their changing seasonality in high-elevation basins with increasingly frequent droughts caused by a lack of snowmelt water.
Most of the Alps are considered tectonically dead, but according to new research, the southeastern region—home to prosecco wine—is very much alive.
Scientists have found holes filled with minerals that indicate fluid-filled pores exist many tens of kilometers below Earth’s surface. But no, The Core fans, you still can’t get amethyst-laden geodes in the mantle.
A new study finds the lofted pollutants came from major European cities, but further study is required to fully understand the plastics’ transport and deposition processes.
Researchers identified a gateway that allows metals critical for renewable energy technologies, like copper and gold, to make their way to the surface.
The Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps is in constant motion, gently swaying back and forth about once every 2 seconds.