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Climate change expert outlines humanity’s role in speeding global warming – University of Birmingham

Professor Sir David Hendry Climate change expert Professor Sir David Hendry will explore how humanity has accelerated global warming when he delivers the annual China Institute Li Siguang lecture at the University of Birmingham on Wednesday 20th November. And his…

EurekAlert! fellowship spotlights early-career science journalists from Latin America, other emerging regions

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Five early-career science journalists from emerging regions will attend the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting as winners of the 2020 EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters.

Volcanoes under pressure

(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) When will the next eruption take place? Examination of samples from Indonesia’s Mount Merapi show that the explosivity of stratovolcanoes rises when mineral-rich gases seal the pores and microcracks in the uppermost layers of stone. These findings result in new possibilities for the prediction of an eruption.

Choosing most cost-effective practices for sites could save in bay cleanup

(Penn State) Using site-specific watershed data to determine the most cost-effective agricultural best management practices — rather than requiring all the recommended practices be implemented across the entire watershed — could make staying below the Chesapeake Bay’s acceptable pollution load considerably less expensive.

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Historical data confirms recent increase in West Texas earthquakes

(University of Texas at Austin) A new analysis of historical seismic data led by The University of Texas at Austin has found that earthquake activity in West Texas near the city of Pecos has increased dramatically since 2009.

Historical data confirms recent increase in West Texas earthquakes

(University of Texas at Austin) A new analysis of historical seismic data led by The University of Texas at Austin has found that earthquake activity in West Texas near the city of Pecos has increased dramatically since 2009.

Whoa! Check out this giant geode

Scientists recently studied the formation of the huge crystals inside the giant geode of Pulpí, located deep in a Spanish mine. They found that temperature fluctuations – maybe from climate or maybe from geothermal systems – amplified a natural process that grew the crystals, ripening them over thousands of years and making them literally crystal clear.

Why Carbon Capture Hasn’t Saved Us From Climate Change Yet – FiveThirtyEight

This summer, we asked readers to send us their climate change questions. And they did. We received many, many, many climate change questions. So many, in fact, that we’re doing several different projects around them. You’ve already seen the first…