Prospecting for Graves with Geophysical Tools
August 22, 2013 | EarthMagazine
An article on the EarthMagazine.org website reports on the use of geophysical tools (ground penetrating radar, electrical resistivity, bulk ground conductivity, gradient magnetometry) for finding graves in Colombia.
Micronutrient Plumes from Hydrothermal Vents
September 16, 2013 | Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
"Scientists have discovered a vast plume of iron and other micronutrients more than 1,000 km long billowing from hydrothermal vents in the South Atlantic Ocean. The finding [...] calls past estimates of iron abundances into question, and may challenge researchers' assumptions about iron sources in the world's seas." Quoted from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution press release.
Gas Injection Triggering Small Earthquakes?
November 4, 2013 | The University of Texas at Austin
"A new study correlates a series of small earthquakes near Snyder, Texas between 2006 and 2011 with the underground injection of large volumes of gas, primarily carbon dioxide (CO2) — a finding that is relevant to the process of capturing and storing CO2 underground." Quoted from the University of Texas at Austin press release.