Coronavirus shutdowns led to “the longest and most coherent global seismic noise reduction in recorded history,” scientists report.
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.
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.
Here, let me try. The sun is very, very hot.
The world's booming human population and our built environments are increasingly altering the natural water cycle.
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.
Pilocene beech fossils in Antarctica when CO2 was at similar level to today point to planet's future.
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.
"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."
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.