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The Anthropocene: An Epoch Mistake?

KQED Science | April 2, 2015 | 2 Comments

The Anthropocene: An Epoch Mistake?

The "Anthropocene," a geology-style name for the present human-dominated era of Earth history, has gotten lots of exposure. But geologists themselves have mixed feelings about actually using it.

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A New “Golden Spike” Monument in Colorado Marks Geologic Time

KQED Science | October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

A New “Golden Spike” Monument in Colorado Marks Geologic Time

Slowly and painstakingly, geologists are turning the imaginary time scale of Earth's deep history into exact boundaries marked on the ground with metal disks.

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