If we ate half as many burgers and steaks each week, a new study calculates that it could have a profound effect on carbon emissions and the environment.
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In a remote desert region around Kenya’s Lake Turkana, paleoecologist and geochemist Kevin Uno collects fossils and sediments, searching for evidence about past climate, vegetation, animals, and water. His goal: to understand how climate affected our ancestors millions of years ago.
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Tightly packed sediments help the Cascadia Subduction Zone generate large earthquakes, and could boost its ability to trigger a large tsunami.
Ozone pollution near Earth’s surface is one of the main ingredients of summertime smog. But it not directly measurable from space, due to the abundance of ozone higher in the atmosphere, which masks the surface. Now, researchers have devised a way to use satellite measurements of the precursor gases that contribute to ozone formation to predict when and where ozone will form.
It could also reduce water stress, according to a new study that includes 14 major food crops from around the world.
A new study says that storms of intensities seen today, combined with a few meters increase in sea level, were enough to transport coastal boulders weighing hundreds of tons more than 100,000 year ago.
The warmer, more acidic waters caused by climate change influence the behavior of tiny marine organisms essential to ocean health.
A study of ancient eruptions shows modern ice sheets could be vulnerable.