Category Archives: Cenozoic


The Antarctic Geological Drilling Project – ANDRILL – is an ambitious program of drilling down to the sediments deposited around Antarctica in the past few tens of millions of years, to unravel the history of the Antarctic ice sheets: how … Continue reading

Categories: Cenozoic, climate science, past worlds

Does plate tectonics control magnetic reversals?

Possibly, but this paper will not convince you. Continue reading

Categories: Cenozoic, geophysics, Mesozoic, palaeomagic, tectonics

Oregon’s fossil forests

Today is National Fossil Day, and half way through Earth Science Week. In honor of the occasion, I present a few notes and photos from a trip I took with my botanist mother to the John Day Fossil Beds in … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, Cenozoic, fossils, outcrops

Coal and the fossil record of climate change in the Canadian High Arctic

Spectacular fossilized forests in the Canadian High Arctic provide clues to life on a warmer earth. Unless we mine their coal in order to heat our planet back to the Eocene.
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Categories: by Anne, Cenozoic, climate science, environment, fossils, photos

Tectonics shown to drive changes in biodiversity

No surprise to anyone – except biologists, apparently.
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Categories: Cenozoic, fossils, geology, paper reviews, tectonics