99 per cent of the Earth's mass are hotter than 1,000 degrees Celsius. Each day, 2.5 times the energy consumed worldwide escapes unused from the interior of the Earth into space. Could we tap this potential of geothermal energy? In Iceland, 90 per cent of households are supplied with heat from the depth and steam powers power plant turbines. In Germany, the case is more complex.
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A crash in super slow motion
The severe earthquake in Nepal at the end of April shifted the earth’s surface by several metres at many locations. These powerful forces arise from the convergence of two continental plates – and have been recurring for 50 million years.
Grönlands Eis schmilzt auch von unten
Der Eispanzer Grönlands verliert jährlich mehr als 200 Milliarden Tonnen Eis. Ein bisher vernachlässigter Faktor in diesem Geschehen ist die teilweise sehr dünne oberste Erdschicht Grönlands.