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UBCO researcher uses geology to help astronomers find habitable planets

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) Astronomers have identified more than 4,000, and counting, confirmed exoplanets — planets orbiting stars other than the sun — but only a fraction have the potential to sustain life.Now, new research from UBC’s Okanagan campus is using the geology of early planet formation to help identify those that may be capable of supporting life.

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.

Articles for Geosphere posted online in April

(Geological Society of America) GSA’s dynamic online journal, Geosphere, posts articles online regularly. Locations and topics studied this month include the Central Anatolian Plateau; the Southern Rocky Mountain Volcanic Field; petrogenesis in the Grand Canyon; and the evolution of the Portland and Tualatin forearc basins, Oregon.

Qatar expands fish farming as climate change affects sea stocks – Reuters

Qatar plans to expand fish farming to meet growing demand for fresh fish in local markets and maintain stocks in offshore Gulf waters in the face of devastating climate change. Although fish in the Gulf have generally adapted to higher…

Global glacier retreat has accelerated

(ETH Zurich) An international research team including scientists from ETH Zurich has shownthat almost all the world’s glaciers are becoming thinner and losing mass – andthat these changes are picking up pace. The team’s analysis is the most comprehensive and accurate of its kind to date.

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.

‘Alarming’: World’s glaciers are melting faster than ever because of global warming, study says – USA TODAY

What was once considered to be permanent ice has declined in volume almost everywhere around the globe. Half the world’s glacial loss is coming from the United States and Canada. The near-uniform melting “mirrors the global increase in temperature” and…

Fishing in African waters

(University of Delaware) Industrial fleets from countries around the world have been increasingly fishing in African waters, but with climate change and increasing pollution threatening Africa’s fish stocks, there is a growing concern of the sustainability of these marine fisheries if they continue to be exploited by foreign countries.

Global warming perceptions by states: More Americans accept fault – NBC News

WASHINGTON — It’s been more than 50 years since the words “Earth Day” entered the country’s environmental lexicon, and polling data show there is an increasing understanding that humans do, in fact, play a large role in earth’s changing environment….

Environmentalist Bill McKibben to give EARTH DAY keynote at CUNY Conference on Climate Change Education

(LaGuardia Community College) On Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, 2021, LaGuardia Community College will host the first-ever CUNY Conf. on Climate Change Education. Renowned environmental activist, author, and founder of 350.org, BILL MCKIBBEN, will give a keynote address. Considered the father of modern climate change education, McKibben was one of the first to sound the alarm about climate change and is credited with spearheading the fossil fuel divestment movement and resistance to the Keystone oil pipeline.