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Hacking the planet

Geoengineering. EARTH. Older than Dirt? Old as Dirt: 2.7-Million-Year-Old Soil Found Under Ice. Buried thousands of feet under Summit, the highest point on Greenland's ice sheet, is a soil born before humans ever walked on Earth.

Old as Dirt: 2.7-Million-Year-Old Soil Found Under Ice

The 2.7-million-year-old silt is a remnant of the verdant tundra that covered Greenland before it was entombed in ice, researchers report today (April 17) in the journal Science. Pollen and plant DNA buried in the seafloor offshore of Greenland also suggest the island once had tundra and patchy forest, similar to today's high Arctic. The new findings hint that at Summit, the tundra landscape was open to the sky for 200,000 years to 1 million years before ice covered it.

FYI: Just How Old is Dirt? Infographic: 50 Unbelievable Facts About Earth. Earth Dashboard. 10 Facts About Planet Earth You May Not Have Known. By Nancy Atkinson on April 22, 2015 Happy Earth Day!

10 Facts About Planet Earth You May Not Have Known

Earth Day is good time to think about the beauty of our home planet and reflect on our stewardship of environmental resources like air and water. Sometimes, though, our planet can be a bit unpredictable. How Can You See a Satellite View of Your House? This is an article from our archive, but we’ve updated it with this spiffy video.

How Can You See a Satellite View of Your House?

Every now and then I go looking for a free aerial view of my home. It’s amazing what’s available through the internet now, totally free. Thanks to commercial Earth observation satellites, and internet tools that make these photos accessible through the internet, it’s easy to see your house from space. In our modern space age, there are more than 8,000 satellites currently orbiting the Earth. Littoral zone. The littoral zone is the part of a sea, lake or river that is close to the shore.

Littoral zone

In coastal environments the littoral zone extends from the high water mark, which is rarely inundated, to shoreline areas that are permanently submerged. Aquatic sediments – State (Department of Environment and Heritage Protection) Click on elements of the flow chart or select from the tabs below Sediment rich water entering a wetland may result in a loss of sensitive species and a change in primary production and community structure.

Aquatic sediments – State (Department of Environment and Heritage Protection)

A decrease in light penetration will decrease photosynthesis and cause a loss of submerged plants and/or algae. This large pool of organic matter to be decomposed can greatly reduce dissolved oxygen levels. Fluorescent Minerals and Rocks: They Glow under UV Light! What is a Fluorescent Mineral?

Fluorescent Minerals and Rocks: They Glow under UV Light!

All minerals have the ability to reflect light. That is what makes them visible to the human eye. Some minerals have an interesting physical property known as "fluorescence". S209 - Earth science - Open University Course. What's included Study materials, including activities and assessment, will be delivered online only.

S209 - Earth science - Open University Course

You will need. Ammolite: The Gemstone with Spectacular Color Properties. What is Ammolite?

Ammolite: The Gemstone with Spectacular Color Properties

Gem-quality Ammolite produces a spectacular display of iridescent color when it is observed in reflected light. The colors of an individual stone can run the full range of the visible spectrum or be limited to just one or two colors. The color display can rival fine opal and labradorite in its intensity and beauty. Ammolite is a trade name given to a thin iridescent aragonite shell material that is found on two species of extinct ammonite fossils (Placenticeras meeki and Placenticeras intercalare). Rock Tumblers: You can tumble rocks into beautiful gemstones! Sunstone - The gemstone with the aventurescent surprise! What is Sunstone?

Sunstone - The gemstone with the aventurescent surprise!

The name "sunstone" is used for specimens of translucent to transparent feldspar that produce bright metallic flashes when light interacts with tiny plate-like mineral inclusions within the stone. These mineral inclusions usually have a common orientation, and light entering the stone reflects from them at a common angle. This produces a flash of light in the eye of the observer who views them at the proper angle. Earth Chakras. 156 Earth Chakras and Their Locations There are 156 Earth chakras or energy centers(12 major and 144 minor) across the globe many of which are highlighted by massive mountains, hills, monuments, or other unusual anomalies. Those located in the seas or oceans hide submerged vortexes, currents, fissures, portals, and even secret cavernous cities or civilizations.

Are We Causing Earth Changes? Natural disasters are not a message from God but a message from ourselves. The spiritual answer is, “Of course we are, because Mother Nature is disturbed by our lack of love and respect for her.” The scientific answer is, “Of course we are, but only indirectly through decades of reckless pollution.” Everything depends on what level of consciousness dominates your awareness. All answers are tangled, yet in the untangling I believe that science will one day connect Earth changes and human awareness.

The great spiritual traditions have clearly mapped how a person regains the status of a creator. Low-Tech Geohacking Methods that Changed The World. Storms bring forth prehistoric treasures. Tom Stienstr, San Francisco Chronicle By Tom Stienstra Updated 11:37 am, Sunday, December 21, 2014. Plastic Manners. Plastic is forever. Before knowing anything else about plastic, the single most important thing to take in is that plastic is forever. Plastic does not biodegrade. Exposed to the elements, it simply breaks down into smaller and smaller plastic bits. Nearly every single item that was ever created, still exists on this planet, and will for thousands of years. Plastic Manners. Whats TOXIC.

Easter miracle? Eggshells reborn as plastics. How Humans Helped the Earth in 2010: Slide Show. Ridding the Earth of Plastic From boom to bust, the reputation of plastics since World War II has gone from revolutionary dream invention to environmental nightmare. HMI Events in Virginia, California, and Texas. Las Resonancias Schumann - Schumann Resonances. Lightning Research Carried Out In China. November 6, 2008 The VHF radio interferometer system was designed by ZHANG GuangShu, et al of Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The Weather Doctor: Weather Whys. PBS Digital Studios. Oil Fields From Space At Night. Home » Oil and Gas » Oil Fields From Space at Night The night lights of drilling and natural gas flaring make these oil fields visible from space at night. All images from the NASA Suomi satellite in April and October 2012.