Mineral compositions from numerous volcanic rocks that sample the mantle keel beneath Western Australia’s Kimberley Craton reveal the temperature and mineralogy that explain its long-lived stability.
What was once the world’s most prolific pink diamond mine has always been an anomaly. New research suggests that the end of an ancient supercontinent helped rocket its precious gems to the surface.
From sediment cores to speleothems, environmental archives are helping us to understand the history of wildfires.
By exploiting the fact that changes in groundwater cause deformations of the Earth’s surface, GPS receivers are used to detect groundwater changes related to extreme events and to seasonal oscillations.
Smoke aerosols from large wildfires are the perfect reaction surface for chlorine chemicals, speeding their transformation from ozone-friendly forms to reactive ones.
Researchers set sail to the Great Barrier Reef to study how ring-shaped algae deposits formed and evolved, what feeds them, and the diversity of creatures that call them home.
Refugia repopulate forests after fires, but climate change is making these woodlands increasingly unpredictable.
The Moon was a lot closer to Earth 2.46 billion years ago, and the shorter distance contributed to shorter days.
The Nullarbor Plain has been relatively untouched by geological forces, leaving traces of the continent’s deep past.
Mounting evidence suggests the need for improved water planning strategies and revamped hydrological models.