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Seismic monitoring of rockfalls and landslides can protect human lives

Landslides and rockfalls are a significant hazard in mountain regions. A project in Switzerland investigates triggers.

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Increase in light pollution

By saving cost and energy, the lighting revolution may increase light pollution

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When continents break it gets warm on Earth

Rift zones released large amounts of CO2 from depth, which influenced global climate change.

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Personalia | Four new Humboldt Fellows at the GFZ

Four scientists come to the GFZ with funding from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

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Cooling in high and mid-latitudes led to aridification in Northern Africa

The African Humid Period ended about 5,500 years before now. Northern high-latitude cooling probably was an important trigger, plant leaf waxes from sediments show.

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Personalia | „Goldenes Lot 2017“ for Tsunami Early Warning System

On 3 November 2017 Jörn Lauterjung was honored by the German Association of Surveyors (Verband Deutscher Vermessungsingenieure VDV) with the „Goldenes Lot“.

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Carbonate shells of foraminifera form differently than previously thought

The carbonate shells of tiny marine plankton, foraminiferas, are important archives of past climates. They form their differently than previously thought.

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The successful US/German satellite gravity mission GRACE comes to an end after 15 years

On March 17, 2002, the twin satellites of the satellite mission GRACE were launched in order to measure the Earth´s gravity field. Now the mission has ended science operations.

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Klimakalender für die Saale-Eiszeit

Ein früherer Vulkansee in der Oberpfalz erweist sich als vollständiger Klimakalender für die vorletzte große Inlandsvereisung in Deutschland.

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Erdbebenforschung zum Anfassen – Red Dot Award: Communication Design für GFZ-Projekt

Erdbebenforschung zum Anfassen: Red Dot Design Award für das interaktive GFZ Scientific Poster „Dynamic Planet“.

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Additional News

Treasures from the cold

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Personalia | Two new Helmholtz Young Investigator Groups at the GFZ

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Volcanic tramping in Eastern Sicily: An old system feeds “young” Etna

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Report | Final conference for the research network IsoNose

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Methane eating microbes in thawing permafrost identified

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Report | International experts discuss the future of geosciences

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Peronalia | Viktor Rözer wins prize for his research

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Interview | „More passes than ever before“: Sven Bauer, head of the GFZ satellite ranging...

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Verborgene Schätze im Untergrund und eine Rote Couch auf dem Telegrafenberg

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Personalia | Daniel Harlov is appointed visiting professor in Wuhan, China

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