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Earth Sciences - Oct 14
Earth Sciences
Clay minerals suspended in seawater binds sedimentary organic carbon to their mineral surfaces. But the quantity of carbon that is bound and the source of that carbon very much depends on the clay mineral in question. A research team from ETH Zurich and Tongji University have shown this by studying sediments in the South China Sea.
Earth Sciences - Oct 9

So far it has not been possible to predict whether a strong quake will probably be followed by a stronger one or not. A new study by researchers from the Swiss Seismological Service at ETH Zurich gives rise to hopes of being able to make predictions in almost real time.

Astronomy - Earth Sciences - Aug 29
Astronomy - Earth Sciences

A rocky extrasolar moon (exomoon) with bubbling lava may orbit a planet 550 light-years away from us.

Environment - Earth Sciences - Sep 12
Environment - Earth Sciences

The largest glacier in the Alps is visibly suffering the effects of global warming. ETH researchers have now calculated how much of the Aletsch Glacier will still be visible by the end of the century.

Environment - Earth Sciences - Aug 20
Environment - Earth Sciences

Under a pilot project being spearheaded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), a team of experts - including civil and environmental engineers from EPFL - are studying methods to help protect a region of the Andes Mountains threatened by glacial retreat.


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