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Tuburiente volcano

Stressed out volcanoes more likely to collapse and erupt, study finds

An international study led by Monash scientists has discovered how volcanoes experience stress. The study, published today in Scientific Reports, has

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 16 October, 2020

Coastal flooding could occur weekly if greenhouse gas emissions continue, scientists warn

As the Antarctic air hits south eastern Australia with a freak cold snap – scientists warn that coastal flooding in Sydney could occur on a weekly basis, if greenhouse gas emissions continue.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 5 August, 2020
Brewster Glacier in New Zealand

Extreme glacier melt is due to human greenhouse emissions, study finds

An international study involving a Monash climate scientist has revealed a strong link between human greenhouse gas emissions and the increased melting of glaciers.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 4 August, 2020

The Australian fires: Understanding the causes and long-term impact of the bushfires.

This episode of A Different Lens looks at the lasting and far-reaching impact of the past summer's devastating Australian bushfires. Monash academics from various disciplines offer insights into what caused the "megafires", how communities and

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 29 April, 2020
White sand

Reef sand dissolving quicker than previously thought, study warns

A new international study led by Monash University climate scientists has found reef sand is dissolving much quicker than previously thought due to the impact of microbes.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 21 April, 2020

International study sheds new light on the transformation of the Earth’s crust

An international study led by Monash University has revealed a new mechanism that may have changed the state of the Earth’s crust some 2.5 billion years ago.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 15 April, 2020
Fossil frozen behavior

Monash led international study reveals major new Australian fossil discovery

Monash palaeontologists have identified the oldest known animals and plants in Australia preserved in amber.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 3 April, 2020

Gold digger – scientists identify new areas for gold exploration

A study led by Monash geologists has provided new insights on where gold explorers should consider looking for the precious metal.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 21 February, 2020

Hidden past of Earth’s oldest continents unearthed

New international research involving Monash University geologists presents a novel way to understand the structure and formation of our oldest continents.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 28 January, 2020