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Age of the Grand Canyon | How Old is the Grand Canyon

<b>Rock Gallery:</b> Photos of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.<p><b>Geology.com News</b> contains news about geology and earth science from around the …

World's Oldest Animal Life - Primitive Ocean Sponges 650 MYO

Sponge-like creatures from 650 MYA<p>Scientists may have discovered in Australia the oldest fossils of animal bodies. These findings push back the clock …

How Do We Make Cities Sustainable?

From better mass transit to a stronger mix of renewable energy, what is the most important thing we can do to make cities smarter when it comes to energy use?<p>The world's cities occupy 4 percent of the Earth's land area, yet they are home to more than half of the world's people. By 2030, that …

How It Works: The Inner Earth

Know your planet!<p>Plate tectonics—the theory that explains the sinking, spreading, and slip-sliding of big chunks of Earth’s surface—is a bedrock of geology. But it can’t explain what happens to plates once they sink, or account for the forces that drive many of the planet’s volcanic hotspots. …

Geology

How Earth got its tectonic plates

If you've ever felt the earth shudder beneath your feet during an earthquake, you're no stranger to the effects of Earth's ever-roaming tectonic plates.<p>While scientists have linked the movements of these rigid, puzzle-piece slabs to our planet's most violent events -- quakes, tsunamis, volcanic …

Articles about european plants generate energy—and pride— waste on Dwell.com - Dwell

With Europe leading the way, waste-to-energy plants are turning an unlikely resource—garbage—into electricity.<p>While the Western world forgets its waste with a flush, 2.6 billion people don’t even have toilets.<p>"We are designers.<p>We've been all over the world in our search for the best architecture …

Wind Power

Mapping giant earthquake potential

Despite more than 120 years of scientists recording earthquake activity across the globe, prediction of them remains a complicated task. Although …

Osama bin Laden's Highbury days

I THINK we owe it to the war against terrorism to take seriously these allegations about Osama bin Laden being an Arsenal fan. The source is Adam Robinson, in a not otherwise overtly funny or satirical new biography of bin Laden, entitled Behind the Mask of Terror, and the story is as follows: …

Young guns

There is a fork in the road where Barnet Lane intersects with Totteridge Lane in north London. Habitually, the silver Mercedes bears left past the church heading for home a few hundred yards further on. Today, though, the driver takes the slip road on the right and a couple of minutes later pulls …

‘Former Arsenal player’ films jihad video and urges others to join him in Syria

A former Arsenal footballer who grew up with Cristiano Ronaldo is now fighting in Syria alongside extremists, it has been claimed.<p>The man, who is …

Gunung Padang: The lost records of Atlantis?

"Everything we've been taught about the origins of civilization may be wrong," says Danny Natawidjaja, PhD, senior geologist with the Research Centre …

Everest: The Mess at the Top of the World

Overcrowded with inexperienced climbers and polluted with waste, Mount Everest—one of the earth’s natural wonders—is in danger. How to fix the …

Earthquakes, hurricanes, cyclones and tsunamis: the world's 10 riskiest cities

What are the world’s riskiest cities when it comes to natural disasters? A reinsurance company set out to assess 616 cities around the world for their risk of earthquake, hurricanes and cyclones, storm surge, river flooding and tsunami. Here are Swiss Re’s overall top 10 most risky cities

Electric Buses Being Tested Around The World, Pleasing Passengers And The Environment

A large, 60-foot electric bus has been running for almost two weeks in Sao Paulo, Brazil where it has transported over 135,000 passengers since …

Apple’s “Transparent Texting” Could Make Typing And Walking Safer

If you’re walking, you really shouldn’t be texting. While not as perilous as texting and driving, there’s no surer way to annoy fellow pedestrians than by zigzagging across a sidewalk, eyes glued to your precious screen.<p>But if you <i>absolutely must</i> walk and text, Apple might have a new feature that …

The 10 Best New Complete Streets Policies In The U.S.

The National Complete Streets Coalition puts out a measure every year on just how well cities are doing at forming so-called “complete streets” …

A Waterwheel That Picks Up Floating Trash

Down, dirty, and wet<p>This spring, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will become home to the first permanent waterwheel-powered trash interceptor. With energy from the Jones Falls River current and solar panels, the floating device sweeps litter up a conveyor belt and straight into a Dumpster for easy …

Pollution

A Modern-Day Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

The Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering is a contemporary interpretation of Babylonian hanging gardens, via Southeast Asia.<p>Singapore prides itself on its green-minded policies. With a well-connected public transportation network, robust water collection and treatment infrastructure, and a promise to …

Forget Flying Cars - Smart Cities Just Need Smart Citizens

<i>This article by Carlo Ratti originally appeared in The European titled "</i>The Sense-able City<i>". Ratti outlines the driving forces behind the Smart</i> …

Smart Cities

An Energy-Efficient Building That Lives Up To The Hype

Hooray, an energy-efficient building that lives up to its eco-dreams! In 2012, a federal warehouse was redeveloped into a district headquarters for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Seattle. As part of the General Service Administration’s Design Excellence Program, the designers, ZGF Architects, …

Six Freeway Removals That Changed Their Cities Forever

It seems counterintuitive, right? Rip out eight lanes of freeway through the middle of your metropolis and you’ll be rewarded with not only less …

What A Day In The Life Of Citi Bike Looks Like

New York’s bike share really does attract way more commuters than tourists.<p>Since its debut last year, New York City’s bike share system, Citi Bike, has been wildly popular. In its first six months of operation, the bright blue bikes logged more than 5 million trips. The system has nearly 100,000 …

Building a Resilient Water Portfolio

Changing Planet<p>A collection of water strategies reduces risk. (Photo collage by Robert B. Sowby)<p><b>By Robert B. Sowby</b><p>People often ask me, “So what’s the answer to the world’s water problems?” and expect an easy, digestible response. But there is no silver bullet. While most water plans have a dominant …