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AGU 2012: Latest Earth Science News

The disk of the Earth as seen by NASA satellite.
The disk of the Earth as seen by NASA satellite. (Image credit: NASA)

The annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, the largest meeting for geoscientists each year, is taking place this week (Dec. 3-7) in San Francisco, with lots of new findings in Earth science being announced.

OurAmazingPlanet and its sister sites, SPACE.com and LiveScience, are at the conference, covering the important, amazing and downright strange findings being presented. Below is a list of these discoveries we've covered so far – we'll be adding to it constantly throughout the meeting.

You can also follow the latest news from the conference at our Twitter feeds (@OAPlanet, @Spacedotcom and @LiveScience) and at the hashtag #AGU12.

Thursday, Dec. 6

Arctic Wildfire Soot Darkening Greenland Ice Sheet

Past Dead Sea Dry-Up Points to Ominous Future

Landslide-Driven Megatsunamis Threaten Hawaii

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Tsunamis, Earthquakes Overdue in Lake Tahoe

James Cameron Relives Voyage to Ocean's Deepest Spot

Black Marble: Stunning New Images of Earth at Night

Filmmaker Cameron Expedition Finds Weird Deep-Sea Life

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Killed-Off Corals Hold Clues to Earthquake Prediction

'Pineapple Express': New Sensors to Monitor Torrential Storms

'Black Swan' Storms: Extreme Cyclones Linked to Warming Seas

Tsunami Waves Amplified by Buildings

Monday, Dec. 3

Greenland Ice Sheet Continues to Thin

Sunday, Dec. 2

WATCH LIVE - News on Earthquakes, Mars, Climate Change & More: AGU 2012 Meeting

Mars Curiosity & James Cameron: Largest Earth Science Meeting Set to Begin

Live Science Staff
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