Category: Urban


Marine Fossils in “Fossil” Fuel

Do you own a car? The gas that powers your car or truck is “fossil fuel,” made from marine fossils. Where do they come from and how do they make oil and gas?

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What’s under Detroit? Sea Salt

Every time you pick up that salt shaker or grab a handful of salt to put on an icy road, you’re holding a part of the sea.

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Play Ball! Old Seafloor and a New Stadium

Yankee fans entering the new stadium to catch a game pass through gates built on a base of granite –granite quarried by Red Sox fans. The granite itself, though, was made by colliding continents and an ocean basin that disappeared long before there was baseball.

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New York Skyscrapers in an Ancient Sea

Ever wonder why New York City’s tall skyscrapers don’t sink into the ground? Or why Greenwich Village isn’t as tall as downtown Manhattan? Thank the sea.

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