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Study offers earliest evidence of humans changing ecosystems with fire

(Yale University) Mastery of fire has given humans dominance over the natural world. A Yale-led study provides the earliest evidence to date of ancient humans significantly altering entire ecosystems with flames.

Strange isotopes: Scientists explain a methane isotope paradox of the seafloor

(Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology) Deep down in the seafloor anaerobic microbes consume large amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Even though this process is a crucial element of the global carbon cycle, it is still poorly understood. Scientists from Bremen and Israel now found the solution to a long-standing enigma in this process: why methane carbon isotopes behave so differently than expected. In a joint effort with their colleagues they present the answer in the journal Science Advances.

Human behavior must be factored into climate change analyses

(Cornell University) A new Cornell University-led study examines how temperature affects fishing behavior and catches among inland fisher households in Cambodia, with important implications for understanding climate change.

Believed to Be Solitary, Male Sperm Whales Actually Hang With the Boys–in Friendships That Can Last Years

A Japanese biologist studying the social structure of sperm whales has discovered that the phrase “Saturday’s for the boys,” translates into echolocation. His research reveals that male sperm whales form strong platonic social bonds among other, normally solitary males—shedding light on the mammalian evolution of bromance. Famous for spending time hunting in the depths of […]

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Corporate climate change secrets targeted by D.C., California – Los Angeles Times

California clean tech innovator Bloom Energy, with its noncombustion, low-emission fuel cells, is hardly taking the same approach to powering the planet as oil giant Chevron, but one thing the companies have in common are slick promotional campaigns defining them…

New Geology articles published online ahead of print in April

(Geological Society of America) Thirty-one new articles were published online ahead of print for Geology in April. Topics include shocked zircon from the Chicxulub impact crater; the Holocene Sonoran Desert; the architecture of the Congo Basin; the southern Death Valley fault; missing water from the Qiangtang Basin; sulfide inclusions in diamonds; how Himalayan collision stems from subduction; ghost-dune hollows; and the history of the Larsen C Ice Shelf. These Geology articles are online at https://geology.geoscienceworld.org/content/early/recent.

Joe Biden’s Skewed Climate Change Priorities

It’s not hard to see why politicians like Joe Biden and Boris Johnson want to talk about climate change. First of all, it looks good to the electorate. Caring about the planet (or at least being seen to care about…

No, Biden isn’t coming for your burgers as he pushes climate-change agenda – MarketWatch

No, President Biden has not banned beef as part of an updated policy to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030. Read: Biden pledges to cut U.S. greenhouse gases 50% by 2030 — with major implications for oil…

Implications are global in new study predicting Human exodus in Bangladesh

(NYU Tandon School of Engineering) Researchers led by Maurizio Porfiri at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, apply data science to predict how the cascading effects of the migration in Bangladesh will ultimately affect 1.3 million people across the country by 2050.