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
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