Feature stories

No 81
On-site measuring of a sediment core at the GSSP candidate site Crawford Lake

The Anthropocene’s Signal: What the Geology of the Present Beckons for the Future of Research

Which fingerprints of global human activities appear in the geological archive? And how do geologists investigate such an earthly present? This reciprocal pair of questions has been the point o...

No 80
Satellite view of the Rotterdam harbor

Anthropocene Formations: Process Landscapes of Petromodernity

The satellite image above shows the Port of Rotterdam, the biggest harbor in Europe. At Maasvlakte 2, an artificial island just off the coastline, the world’s largest tankers are able to dock. ...