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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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Geological Outings Around the Bay: Stinson Beach

Geological Outings Around the Bay: Stinson Beach

Even if geology weren't a factor, Stinson Beach would be among my top Bay Area beaches. But with me, geology is always a factor. Let's take in the scene.

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Geological Outings Around the Bay: Shell Beach

Geological Outings Around the Bay: Shell Beach

One of California's most distinctive and mysterious bodies of rock is well displayed at Shell Beach, north of Bodega Bay in Sonoma County.

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The Hayward Fault: A Tectonic Timebomb

The Hayward Fault: A Tectonic Timebomb

Last week's deadly earthquake in Japan and last month's devastating temblor in New Zealand have put quake-prone California on alert. While Bay Area residents would rather not think about the possibility of another major quake, the region is surrounded by active faults. One East Bay fault has scientists especially concerned.

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