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Geologic Processes

Geological processes have helped to create many iconic features on Earth. Processes, such as plate tectonics, are what shapes the face of the Earth. Here you can discover the power of geological processes.


How England Broke off From Mainland Europe 450,000 Years Ago

What geological forces separated England from Europe? Learn more about a new study in this HowStuffWorks article. See more »

Arctic World Archive Puts Data on Ice for 1,000 Years

The Arctic World Archive is looking to keep data safe for 1,000 years or more. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Hot or Not: What Makes Some Places Naturally High in Radioactivity

Why are some cities more naturally radioactive than others? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Changing Climate Taking Its Toll on Colorado River Flow

How is climate change affecting the Colorado River? Learn more about the Colorado River Basin and climate change in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

World's Largest Tropical Peatland Identified in Remote Congo Swamps

Scientists discover and map the world's largest tropical peatlands in the Congo Basin. Learn more about peat swamps in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

World War II Relics Still Haunt Pacific Waters

Are there still WWII tanks and ships in the Pacific? Learn more about World War II relics in the Pacific in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Antarctic Ice Shelf Melting From the Inside Out, Which Is Not a Good Thing

Scientists have observed a troubling melting patter in Antarctic glaciers. Learn more about icebergs in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Do People Still Die in Quicksand?

Can someone disappear into quicksand? Learn how people actually die in quicksand in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Earth Is in a New Epoch Because of Humans, Scientists Say

Geologists say human behavior has warranted the beginning of a new geological epoch. Learn about the Anthropocene at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Underwater 'Lost City' Wasn't Built by Humans, Study Shows

What appeared to be underwater ruins were created by bacterial concretion. Learn more about this geologic process in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »