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Michigan Earth Trip to New Zealand

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is running a three-week field trip to New Zealand to study volcanism, plate tectonics, earthquake hazards, glacial geology, coastal processes, geothermal power, and more. Follow along on their blog.

New Study Co-Authored by Emeritus Professor Stephen Kesler Questions Our Ideas About Mineral Scarcity

The paper, published in Geochemical Perspectives, argues that important mineral supplies could, in fact, last thousands more years than we expected under certain circumstances.

University of Michigan Researchers use Drones to Map Landslides from New Zealand Earthquake

A team of geologists and engineers led by U-M is mapping surface ruptures and some of the tens of thousands of landslides triggered by the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that struck New Zealand's South Island on Nov. 13. In this video, team leader Marin Clark, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, and team member Dimitrios Zekkos, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, discuss the techniques the team is using.

"Bristle Mammoth" Exhibit Highlights First Year's Findings



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