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With Covid-19, a seismic quiet like no other

Coronavirus shutdowns led to “the longest and most coherent global seismic noise reduction in recorded history,” scientists report.
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Climate

Scientists want to fight climate change with rocks

Rocks, particularly the types created by volcanic activity, play a critical role in keeping Earth's long-term climate stable and cycling carbon dioxide between land, oceans, and the atmosphere. In fact, they are a big part of why the Earth's climate has remained so stable over geological time.

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Toxics

When Manhattan was Mannahatta: A stroll through the centuries

From lush forest to metropolis, the evolution of Lower Manhattan. Our critic walks with Eric W. Sanderson of the Wildlife Conservation Society.
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Plastic Pollution

We’re making garbage patches on the ocean floor, too

Much like weather on land, ocean currents are a morass of complex, interconnected systems, affected by local physical features. This makes it difficult to understand where plastics might end up.

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Justice

Scientists leave federal jobs under President Trump

There’s been an exodus of federal scientists across government agencies since 2016.
Toxics

What the Taal Volcano ‘worst-case scenario’ could look like

With millions of people at risk, experts are looking to past big eruptions to better understand the unique hazards this peak can produce.
Climate

Earth has had more major mass extinctions than we realized

All these periods of sudden, drastic species loss share patterns. That has worrying implications for the climate-driven losses we’re seeing now.
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Mixing water, Powder River Basin coal ash dangerous to human health, new research finds

In the study, Powder River Basin coal ash hosted the highest concentrations of a contaminant considered “carcinogenic to humans.”
Toxics

Mysterious waves have been pulsing across Oklahoma

A buzz that rocked the state all summer sent geologists on a labyrinthine chase—and unearthed new mysteries about how energy moves through land and air.
Climate

Big earthquakes might make sea level rise worse. Here's how.

The Samoan islands are sinking faster than expected due to warming alone, and a pair of huge quakes is likely to blame.
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With floods and droughts increasing, communities take a new look at storing water underground

The world's booming human population and our built environments are increasingly altering the natural water cycle.

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Climate

Last time CO2 levels were this high, there were trees at the South Pole

Pliocene beech fossils in Antarctica when CO2 was at similar level to today point to planet’s future
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Climate

Last time CO2 levels were this high, there were trees at the South Pole

Trees growing near the South Pole, sea levels 20 metres higher than now, and global temperatures 3C-4C warmer. That is the world scientists are uncovering as they look back in time to when the planet last had as much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as it does today.

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Climate

Last time CO2 levels were this high, there were trees at the South Pole

Pilocene beech fossils in Antarctica when CO2 was at similar level to today point to planet's future.

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Organic diets quickly reduce the amount of glyphosate in people’s bodies

A new study found levels of the widespread herbicide and its breakdown products reduced, on average, more than 70 percent in both adults and children after just six days of eating organic.

Stranded whales and dolphins offer a snapshot of ocean contamination

"Many of the chemical profiles that we see in cetaceans are similar to the types of chemical profiles that we see in humans who live in those coastal areas."

Cutting forests and disturbing natural habitats increases our risk of wildlife diseases

A new study found that animals known to carry harmful diseases such as the novel coronavirus are more common in landscapes intensively used by people.

The President’s green comedy routine

A token, triumphal green moment for a president and party who just might need such a thing in an election year.

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