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More than 5,000 tons of extraterrestrial dust fall to Earth each year

(CNRS) Every year, our planet encounters dust from comets and asteroids. These interplanetary dust particles pass through our atmosphere and give rise to shooting stars. Some of them reach the ground in the form of micrometeorites. An international program conducted for nearly 20 has determined that 5,200 tons per year of these micrometeorites reach the ground.

Meeting of the Midcontinent: Geosciences from Canada to Mexico

(Geological Society of America) The Geological Society of America’s North-Central Section and South-Central Section will each hold their 55th Annual Meetings together in an online event on 18-20 April this year. The meeting will have a diverse range of technical sessions, field trips, and student mentoring opportunities. The platform will emphasize creating as much interaction and communication among attendees as possible in an online environment.

Is Global Warming Still Happening In 2021? – Tatler Philippines

Time and time again, environmental scientists and advocates remind us to refrain from doing activities that accelerate climate change and global warming in hindsight. The sad reality is, we are only reminded of this problem when we see pictures of…

Scientists detect X-rays from Uranus

For the first time, scientists have detected X-rays being emitted by the planet Uranus. The discovery was made by a new analysis of data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Climate scientists, what keeps you up at night? – DW (English)

What really makes this reporter’s stomach churn thinking about climate change? Thawing permafrost. A scenario where it all melts, releasing copious amounts of CO2 and methane (it holds twice as much carbon as the atmosphere holds right now), and there’s no going…

Sohn: It’s not just a tree, it’s a climate change fighter – Chattanooga Times Free Press

Joyce Kilmer immortalized trees for most of us. He wrote: “I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; a tree that looks…

NASA Confirmation: Earth is Safe From Asteroid for 100 Years

Earthlings can feel some relief for now, as NASA has confirmed our planet is safe from a particularly worrisome asteroid for the next century at least. 99942 Apophis—which was discovered in 2004—had been identified as one of the most hazardous asteroids that could impact the planet. But results from a new radar observation campaign, combined […]

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Hidden diversity of coral more important for conservation than previously thought

(California Academy of Sciences) Researchers say that our framework for classifying coral species needs to be expanded to capture ecological diversity and protect reef environments after discovering surprising differences between cryptic coral species.

Exploring the evolution of Earth’s habitability regulated by oxygen cycle

(Science China Press) Earth is currently the only planet known to harbor diverse biology and advanced civilizations. The evolution of the oxygen cycle is tightly associated with the formation of the habitable earth, which still holds unresolved mysteries. Now researchers have presented a comprehensive review of oxygen cycle and explained its role in the formations of our habitable planet, which was recently published in Science China Earth Sciences.