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Signs in groundwater may help predict earthquakes 6 months in advance
The Guardian
Scientists searching for a way to predict earthquakes have uncovered the most promising lead yet, after uncovering tell-tale chemical spikes in groundwater up to six months before tremors struck. Major earthquakes can kill hundreds of thousands of people, as in Haiti in 2010, but they are the only natural disaster that cannot currently be forecast. Some experts think a useful prediction of time, place and magnitude may be an impossible dream.
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New in GCA (v.141, 15 September 2014)
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Garnets within geode-like serpentinite veins: Implications for element transport, hydrogen production and life-supporting environment formation

[open access] Hydrogen incorporation and charge balance in natural zircon

Mineral transformation controls speciation and pore-fluid transmission of contaminants in waste-weathered Hanford sediments

Marine carbonate records of terrigenous input into Paleotethyan seawater: Geochemical constraints from Carboniferous limestones

Stable isotope records of hydrologic change and paleotemperature from smectite in Cenozoic western North America

Structure, equation of state and transport properties of molten calcium carbonate (CaCO3) by atomistic simulations

Particle morphological and roughness controls on mineral surface charge development

Effects of growth phase on the membrane lipid composition of the thaumarchaeon Nitrosopumilus maritimus and their implications for archaeal lipid distributions in the marine environment

On the variation of dissolution rates at the orthoclase (0 0 1) surface with pH and temperature

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New in G-Cubed (v.15, issue 8)
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Correlated patterns in hydrothermal plume distribution and apparent magmatic budget along 2500 km of the Southeast Indian Ridge

Multiscale convection in a geodynamo simulation with uniform heat flux along the outer boundary

Atmospheric transport of mineral dust from the Indo-Gangetic Plain: Temporal variability, acid processing, and iron solubility

Correlation of cycles in Lava Lake motion and degassing at Erebus Volcano, Antarctica

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Pre-AGU 2014 CIDER Workshop
http://www.deep-earth.org/preAGU2014/preagu2014.shtml
This one-day workshop serves as a kick-off for the CIDER 2015 summer program and as a retrospective on the CIDER 2014 summer program. It will be held Dec. 14, just before AGU in Berkeley, California. The workshop is open to all, and we particularly encourage those that have not experienced CIDER but would like to find out more about it. The registration deadline is Nov. 12.
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Effect of ocean acidification: Coral growth rate on Great Barrier Reef plummets in 30-year comparison
Carnegie Institution via ScienceDaily
Researchers working in Australia's Great Barrier Reef have documented that coral growth rates have plummeted 40 percent since the mid-1970s. The scientists suggest that ocean acidification may be playing an important role in this perilous slowdown.
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Earth's water is older than the sun: Likely originated as ices that formed in interstellar space
Carnegie Institution via ScienceDaily
Water was crucial to the rise of life on Earth and is also important to evaluating the possibility of life on other planets. Identifying the original source of Earth's water is key to understanding how life-fostering environments come into being and how likely they are to be found elsewhere. New work found that much of our solar system's water likely originated as ices that formed in interstellar space.
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