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Oxygen on early Earth may have come from quartz crushed by earthquakes

Billions of years ago, crushed quartz reacting with water could have created the conditions needed for the evolution of the photosynthetic microbes responsible for most of the oxygen now in Earth’s atmosphere

Floods, cyclones, thunderstorms: is climate change to blame for New Zealand’s summer of extreme weather? – The Conversation

The final months of New Zealand’s summer carried a massive sting, bringing “unprecedented” rainfalls several times over, from widespread flooding in Auckland at the end of January to ex-tropical Cyclone Gabrielle dumping record rains and causing devastating floods across the…

Oregon eyes mandate for climate change lessons in schools – The Associated Press – en Español

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers are aiming to make the state the second in the nation to mandate climate change lessons for K-12 public school students, further fueling U.S. culture wars in education. Dozens of Oregon high schoolers submitted…

The 50 States of Climate Change – Outside Online – Outside

Since the 1700s, the amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere has increased by 40 percent, largely from greenhouse gasses released by people burning fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal. As a result, the climate is becoming more…

The Heat Is On: Understanding the Realities of Global Warming … – Devdiscourse

The Earth’s climate is changing, and it’s changing fast. The average temperature of the planet has risen by about 1.1 degrees Celsius since pre-industrial times, and it’s projected to increase even more in the coming decades. This phenomenon is called…

Extreme Global Warming May Reduce Ocean’s Ability To Absorb Carbon Dioxide – Nature World News

According to one study, intense global warming could reduce the ocean’s ability to absorb carbon dioxide, resulting in accelerated global warming as the greenhouse gas accumulates in the atmosphere. The decline is caused by a surface layer of low-alkalinity water…

Watch How Continents Moved Over 100 Million Years in Video – Mapped by Scientists as Never Before

The last 100 years of continental movement have recently been calculated by scientists and illustrated in a 23-second video, down to an astonishing 10-kilometer resolution. The short .gif explains so much of how our world came to be in such a short time span, most notably how Africa has changed over time. There are certain […]

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