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New magma pathways after giant lateral volcano collapses

Landslides at the flanks of a volcano interact with the magmatic activity.

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Vorbereitungen zum Bau eines neuen Laborgebäudes für das GFZ

Das Helmholtz-Labor für Integrierte geowissenschaftlich-biologische Forschung soll der Raumnot am GFZ begegnen.

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Commissioning of the geothermal low-temperature demonstration power plant in Lahendong, Indonesia

First geothermal low-temperature demonstration power plant in Indonesia has been successfully commissioned at the geothermal field in Lahendong close to the village Pangolombian, North Sulawesi.

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Satellites map photosynthesis at high resolution

Data of the NASA satellite “OCO-2” used to map the so-called solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence at much high spatial resolutio.

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Did marine sponges trigger the ‘Cambrian explosion’ through ‘ecosystem engineering’?

About 550 million years ago, almost all of todays’ living animal phyla appeared on Earth within just a few million years. This expansion of metazoans is also known as the ‘Cambrian explosion’ and marks the beginning of the “Phanerozoic”, the era of...

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Closing Conference for Carbon Dioxide Storage in the Underground

Pilot project ends after 13 years of research in Ketzin/Havel | After 13 years of successful research work, the Ketzin Project has now come to an end. In this city on the River Havel, the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences has investigated...

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Thawing permafrost releases old greenhouse gas

The thawing permafrost soils in the Arctic regions might contribute to the greenhouse effect in two ways: On the one hand rising temperatures lead to higher microbial methane production close to the surface. On the other hand deeper thawing opens new...

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Safe, not only while on vacation

At the beginning of the main vacation time the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences would like to point all holidaymakers and tourists who travel in earthquake- and tsunami-prone areas to its information leaflets "What to do when you...

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The mysterious bend in the Hawaiian-Emperor chain

The volcanic islands of Hawaii represent the youngest end of a 80 million years old and roughly 6,000 kilometres long mountain chain on the ground of the Pacific Ocean. The so-called Hawaiian-Emperor chain consisting of dozens of volcanoes is well...

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From where will the next big earthquake hit the city of Istanbul?

The city of Istanbul is focus of great concern for earthquake researchers. This 15-million metropole is situated very close to the so-called North Anatolian Fault Zone which runs just outside of the city gates below the Marmara Sea. Here in the...

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