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Greenland icebergs may have triggered the Younger Dryas

Just as the last Ice Age was drawing to a close, Greenland icebergs changed the temperature in the Atlantic and triggered a 1,000-year-long extension of the Ice Age.

Early Earth was pounded into pieces

Scientists have found evidence of a previously unknown meteor bombardment of Earth some 4.3 to 4.1 billion years ago.

Researchers have great power in continental shelf battle

Geologists and other scientists have great power when limits are set for the continental shelf. Perhaps too much?

Historic shipwrecks could be preserved in the Antarctic

Shipworms − molluscs that bore into wood − shun Antarctic waters. This suggests that sunken ships from polar exploration history might be found in near pristine shape.

On the road with a geology app

“Are we there yet?” The road trip is wearing out the family. How about downloading the app GeoTreat and learning about our country’s oldest history?

Blowing a slope into place

Research scientists have developed a new method for stabilising areas with difficult soil mechanics.

Danish pollen reveals new interglacial period

New analysis of rare Danish soil layers reveals a hitherto unknown temperate period during the Ice Age.

Surprisingly few major Ice Ages in southwest Greenland

The waters off southwest Greenland have escaped extremely large and thick ice sheets during most of the Ice Ages, new research reveals.

Arctic research on the rise

With an increased interest in the natural resources of the Arctic, geologists are increasingly drawn to research on the archipelago of Svalbard.

Bacteria thrive at the bottom of the Mariana Trench

Scientists have found bacteria in one of the world’s most hostile and extreme environments 11 km below sea level.