Well, perhaps not so different as this paper might be nearly 20 years old, but interesting as Steve Mitchell in his 2004 SIS talk on sea levels around Britain in the Late Roman period toyed with the idea the land had subsided - but can the crust of the Earth move up and down? Well, we have a Swedish scientist that seems to think it can.
This story is at http://phys.org/print273420123.html ... and is largely based around a new dating process associated with a phosphate mineral known as apatite. The research claims the Grand Canyon was directly carved within a few hundred metres of its current depth by about 70 million years ago. This is before the asteroid strike that brought an end to the dinosaurs - see the journal Science, Nov 29th 2012. This sound a lot like very rapid formation - but don't be fooled.
A very testy post at http://platetectonicsbiglie.blogspot.co.uk October 16th 2012, as mister grumpy ladles out angst in 'The Transform Belt: La baliverne incroyable', an otherwise interesting piece of conscensus bashing. The blog author, another guy with the handle Tom Findlay, but nothing to do with the Electric Universe, has been chipping away at Plate Tectonics Theory for many a happy blog hour - but largely to no avail. Thus his testy way of writing. He does seem to be on to something - Plate Tectonics is not all it is cracked up to be (pun intended).
At http://phys.org/print272208228.html ... we learn that in the Ordovician era, which is a very long time ago, the equator ran down the western side of North America with a hurricane belt to the east, an area that included what is now New York State (for example). Durham University geologists have been closely involved in the research, looking at fossil assemblages and sedimentary layering.
Evidence of glaciation in tropical regions appears to have spawned the idea of Snowball Earth. This is dated to the remote geological past, the Neoproterozoic and the Paleoproterozoic. The glaciations are reputed to have lasted for millions of years and to have embraced every region of the globe. Unfortunately, earth scientists seem to have failed to come up with a logical explanation as to how Snowball Earth became our kind of Earth - with ice restricted to the Poles, or at high altitudes. One study claimed it would have required the atmosphere to consist of 20 per cent co2.
At http://phys.org/print271337921.html ... acidity spikes in Greenland and Antarctic ice cores, calculated to date back to around 74,000 years ago, are thought to mark the eruption of a supervolcano, Toba in Sumatra. A paper in the journal Climate of the Past claims the eruption left a crater 50km in diameter and when it blew it expelled lava to the equivalent of two volumes of Mount Everest. The eruption, it is claimed, was 5000 times bigger and more violent than Mount St Helens which erupted in the 1980s.
Leroy Ellenberger's latest piece of rhetoric in his fued with Thunderbolts personnel, sent to multiple email addressees (he collects them like discarded tram or train tickets), includes some interesting, and perhaps important, points of argument. Points that impact on uniformitarianism. Sean Mewhinney's article, 'Ice Cores and Common Sense' (which is often quoted by Leroy) was published by Marvin Luckerman and can be found on the Catastrophism CD (see the SIS Book Service).
At http://phys.org/print270838398.html ... an analysis fo soil on Mars by NASAs Curiosity Rover has revealed the presence of feldspar, pyroxenes and olivine, mixed with amorphous non-crystalline material. It was taken from a wind blown deposit (solar wind?) within a large crater and it has already been compared to volcanic soils on Hawaii. A compact X-ray diffraction instrument was fitted inside the Rover and is proving to be invaluable. This is the first of many soil and rock studies that Curiosity will produce.
Two major strike and slip earthquakes struck off the coast of Sumatra in April (2012) - see www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/6015/record-breaking-earthquakes-push-new-bo... ... and they are thought to have triggered a succession of earthquakes in various other spots around the world. The consensus view, that strike and slip earthquakes only occur at plate boundaries, has been modified. It is now being said a new plate boundary is in the process of being made, and the Indo-Australian plate is starting to separate.