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Research shows why there’s a ‘sweet spot’ depth for underground magma chambers

Computer models show why eruptive magma chambers tend to reside between six and 10 kilometers underground.

23 Aug 2019 Nature Geoscience

Early life on Earth limited by enzyme

The enzyme-nitrogenase-can be traced back to the universal common ancestor of all cells more than four billion years ago.

22 Aug 2019 Trends in Plant Sciences

Climate change could pose danger for Muslim pilgrimage

When the Hajj comes in summertime, in some years it may not be safe for participants to remain outdoors

22 Aug 2019 Geophysical Review Letters

Switching on the Atlantic heat pump

The team of scientists used a combination of geophysical data and climate modelling to show that the freshwater transport through the Arctic-Atlantic gateway plays a critical role in controlling the overturning circulation.

22 Aug 2019 Nature Communications

Scientists use honey and wild salmon to trace industrial metals in the environment

Scientists have combined analyses from honey and salmon to show how lead from natural and industrial sources gets distributed throughout the environment.

21 Aug 2019 Goldschmidt2019

Challenges in evidencing the earliest traces of life

Re-examining the evidence of the first traces of life is a challenge, but is essential in the search for the origins and evolution of life on Earth but also beyond on habitable planets or moons, as space agencies have come to realize.

21 Aug 2019 Nature

Urban stormwater could release contaminants to ground, surface waters

Previous studies of urban stormwater runoff have revealed a mixture of industrial chemicals, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and other substances that, at certain levels, can be toxic to aquatic life.

21 Aug 2019 Environmental Science & Technology

Monitoring CO2 leakage sites on the ocean floor

The leaked gas can dissolve in ocean water, decreasing the pH and potentially harming the local marine ecosystem.

21 Aug 2019 Environmental Science & Technology

Scientists unpick the history of Western France, written in 300 million year old rainwater

The results point to the area being mountainous and originally located close to the Equator.

20 Aug 2019 Goldschmidt2019

When will we observe significant changes in the ocean due to climate change? New study offers roadmap

Some impacts – like sea temperature rise – are already in progress; others expected to occur within next century. The study separates human-made climate change from natural variability.

20 Aug 2019 Nature Climate Change

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