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A New Radiocarbon Yardstick from Japan

A New Radiocarbon Yardstick from Japan

A long core of sediment from a Japanese lake is a Rosetta Stone for ice-age climate research.

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Which Are Gassier, Volcanoes or Humans?

Which Are Gassier, Volcanoes or Humans?

Volcanoes release a lot of gas, including carbon dioxide. Can we blame them for climate change instead of us?

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The Switching Outlets of Clear Lake

The Switching Outlets of Clear Lake

Why has Clear Lake drained two different ways in recent geologic time? Volcanoes and landslides made it happen.

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Bay Area Mercury

Bay Area Mercury

The Bay Area's mercury problem arises from the special geology of the Coast Range that concentrates the metal in the mineral cinnabar.

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Bay Area Volcanoes

Bay Area Volcanoes

Lava flows and ashfall beds are widespread in our rocks, marking the progress of an ancient volcanic center through the area. Indeed, volcanism helps you read this story.

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