Water in the Sahara Desert

Aquifers can occur in some very surprising locations. Because underground water can travel hundreds of kilometers from its source, [...]

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The Dust Bowl

Desertification is the spread of desert conditions into formerly fertile regions. The human and ecological disaster that struck the southwestern Great Plains of the United [...]

When did you become interested in geology?

Damian Nance, co-author of Physical Geology Today, on when he became interested in geology.

Damian Nance is Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, and [...]

By |March 9th, 2015|Media|0 Comments

The Environmental Impact of Mining

Exploitation of the world’s mineral deposits has defined human development and lies at the very heart of modern industrial society. But the mining of our [...]

The Process Approach to Geology and Earth History

Damian Nance, co-author of Physical Geology Today, discusses the “process approach.”

Damian Nance is Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, and along with Brendan [...]

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Volcanoes and the Air We Breathe

Earth’s atmosphere consists of gases and trace amounts of suspended particles from volcanoes, nuclear explosions, and industrial pollutants. Although atmospheric gases can be detected up [...]

Salt of the Earth

Precious minerals such as diamond, gold, and silver are glamorous because their worth lies in their appearance as well as their distinctive properties. Many common [...]