New Scientist - Earth

New Scientist - Earth
New Scientist - Earth
  1. Why criticisms of the proposed Anthropocene epoch miss the point
    A proposal to define the Anthropocene as a geological epoch was rejected this March, but humanity's impact on Earth is real, whether formalised or not, says Jan Zalasiewicz
  2. Can these awesome rocks become central Asia’s first UNESCO Geopark?
    Long feted by fossil hunters and geologists, if UNESCO recognises the extraordinary rock formation at Madygen in Kyrgyzstan, it will soon be a player on the world stage
  3. These photos show how a warmer climate is damaging Earth's waters
    Photographer Diane Tuft has documented how global warming is affecting bodies of water around the world
  4. Extreme heat in 2023 linked to drastic slump in growth of marine life
    Last year’s marine heatwaves saw an unprecedented decline in the growth of phytoplankton and algae, which many animals in the oceans depend on for food
  5. Geoscientists are using telecom 'dark fibres' to map Earth’s innards
    The networks of fibre optic cables that criss-cross the planet could be used to better understand what’s happening inside it
  6. Deadly upwellings of cold water pose threat to migratory sharks
    Climate change is making extreme cold upwellings more common in certain regions of the world, and these events can be catastrophic for animals such as bull sharks
  7. Huge crater in India hints at major meteorite impact 4000 years ago
    The Luna structure, a 1.8-kilometre-wide depression in north-west India, may have been caused by the largest meteorite to strike Earth in the past 50,000 years
  8. Sulphur dioxide from Iceland volcano eruption has reached the UK
    A huge plume of sulphur dioxide from the latest eruption in Iceland is drifting across Europe, but it isn't expected to cause any significant harm
  9. Why supersonic, diamond-spewing volcanoes might be coming back to life
    Strange volcanoes called kimberlites bring diamonds up from Earth's depths. Scientists have always struggled to understand why they switched off millions of years ago – but perhaps they didn't
  10. It's time to accept that we are in the Anthropocene once and for all
    Humans are drastically changing the planet and the Anthropocene is a useful tool to help us deal with that – so let's stop quibbling over definitions

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