Chocolate and CO2 sequestration

Rock properties can be a little tricky to understand. Especially new student that start to learn about porosity, believe that large porosity will result in a good rock to store things. This is called a reservoir rock. These things include oil and gas but are also very important for CO2 Sequestration. This is a process […]

Fluid Dynamics Fundraiser – Be part of something awesome!

One of my favorite blogs is asking for help and maybe you too would like to make a difference. Nicole Sharp from Fuck Yeah Fluid Dynamics had her funds cancelled and asks for their readers to fund her to go to the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics. She points out three major reasons […]

Is working in Oil & Gas immoral?

We often look at the Oil & Gas industry and wonder how anyone would be willing to work there. All the environmental catastrophes, the carbon footprint of cars powered by oil and lately the fracking business, they’re all deemed to be the devil institutionalized. So on Reddit, the question was asked: Is working in Oil […]

Maximizing your Geo-knowledge in minimum time!

See the updated page on geoscience resources Publish or perish! This is often the case in academia. The knowledge base is ever growing and keeping up can be quite a hassle. Checking all the different websites for valuable information or the newest papers can be very time consuming. Fortunately, the early internet has brought forward […]

The Apocalypse – a Geoscientific View

Today is a fun day. Some New Age guys decided that an ending calendar of an ancient culture can only have one meaning: The world is going to end. Homer Simpson on the end Copyright Matt Groening Now this happens quite often and some people will always tell you that this world is going to […]

The l’Aquila trial: Getting the big picture

In April 2009 a devastating earthquake hit the town l’Aquila in Italy. Destroyed buildings leave 308 persons dead and over 22 thousand have to flee to government funded shelters. This as it is, is a tragedy on many levels, but this week the aftermath pushes l’Aquila back into the media and leaves the world wondering […]

Talk nerdy to me – a TED talk

A wonderful TED note on science communicationAlthough, is having the science communication plattform TED talking about science communication some weird form of “TEDception”? You don’t need to be a fabulous presenter. You don’t need to publish all your research in Nature. You don’t need to make it perfect. Go out there, tell people about your […]

90k and counting

Today marks the day The Earth Story has reached 90,000 fans. Thank you so much for being a part of this and making it so much fun for us admins, showing off the best sides of our beautiful Earth. And now a post to show to your friends how much we think of you, so […]

Did you see it?

Did you see it? We do a big deal in presenting the most stunning and interesting places around the world and explain the science behind it. We always try to go that little extra and get the story complete. In the beginning, of this year’s summer, the U.S. Geological Survey called for you to complete […]

Geology needs to be done consciously

We love the earth and maybe some get inspired to go out and look at some awesome geology.?It’s great to look at some formations and maybe take something with home but there is quite a problem with geovandalism. Look at the picture. Without all those drill holes it would be a very neat formation. But […]