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Human Populations survived the Toba volcanic super-eruption 74,000 years ago

New archaeological work supports the hypothesis that human populations were present in India by 80,000 years ago and that they survived one of the largest volcanic eruptions in the last two million years.

25 Feb 2020 Nature Communications

Sweet beaks: What Galapagos finches and marine bacteria have in common

Closely related, abundant clades of marine Polaribacter avoid competition during spring algae blooms via distinct sugar diets.

19 Feb 2020 ISME Journal

Hurricane Harvey tops league of most extreme US weather this decade

Harvey stands out for several reasons.

18 Feb 2020 Weatherwise

Biodiversity scientists pull together to document how life works before it’s too late

The Open Traits Network (OTN) is a major global assembly of biodiversity scientists from universities, museums, herbariums (plant equivalent of a museum) and government agencies.

17 Feb 2020 Nature Ecology & Evolution

New green technology from UMass Amherst generates electricity ‘out of thin air’

Renewable device could help mitigate climate change, power medical devices.

17 Feb 2020 Nature

This is not a climate emergency. It’s much more serious

Australia and the rest of the world need to reach net zero emissions by 2050, to meet the Paris target of limiting global heating to well-below two degrees Celsius.

15 Feb 2020

Ocean fish farming in tropics and sub-tropics most impacted by climate change: UBC study

Diners may soon find more farmed oysters and fewer Atlantic salmon on their plates as climate change warms Canada’s Pacific coast.

11 Feb 2020 Global Change Biology

Adapting to climate change: We’re doing it wrong

The authors argue that society should focus less on how individuals respond to such climate issues as flooding and wildfires and instead figure out what it takes to inspire collective action that will protect humans from climate catastrophes on a much grander scale.

11 Feb 2020 Nature Climate Change

Himalayan glacier shows evidence of start of Industrial Revolution

Human activity contaminated glacier long before people arrived, study shows.

10 Feb 2020 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Scientists show solar system processes control the carbon cycle throughout Earth’s history

New research sheds fresh light on the complicated interplay of factors affecting global climate and the carbon cycle - and on what transpired millions of years ago to spark two of the most devastating extinction events in Earth's history.

10 Feb 2020 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

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