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New Evidence Shows Giant Meteorites Created the Seven Continents Upon Impact With Earth

New research suggests the seven continents were created by giant meteorite impacts—similar to the one that wiped out the dinosaurs. They happened more than three-and-a-half billion years ago, before life on Earth began— so the discovery sheds fresh light on evolution. Scientists analyzed a mineral called zircon, the microscopic grains of which act like a ‘geological […]

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How climate change could drive an increase in gender-based violence – Nature.com

Because of climate change, the frequency of severe storms, and the wind speeds of tropical cyclones, are set to increase.Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty As extreme weather events occur more frequently — something that climate scientists say is inevitable — so, too,…

World’s Oldest Martian Meteorite is Traced to the Precise Crater Where it Originated

Artificial intelligence has traced the world’s oldest Martian meteorite to the precise crater on the Red Planet where it originated. Nicknamed “Black Beauty,” it formed almost 4.5 billion years ago and contains more traces of water than any other Martian meteorite, adding to evidence that the planet was once habitable. The famous space rock, measuring […]

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Australia flood, boosted by climate change, making history in Sydney – The Washington Post

Placeholder while article actions load A potent weather system near Australia’s east coast has unloaded tremendous rainfall in the state of New South Wales for days, putting Sydney on track for its wettest year on record. The torrents have spurred…

Australia votes for climate action in 2022 Federal election

Image: In the polling booth with How to vote cards and ballots (This is from an email briefing to international climate colleagues) We take heart that in Australia we have changed the government. Citizen concern with lack of action on…

Australian town of Onslow hits record 50.7 degrees Celsius, as global warming rolls on relentlessly – Global Voices

One prediction of where rising sea levels will end up at Cottesloe Beach, Perth Western Australia – Photo courtesy Flickr user go_greener_oz (CC BY-ND 2.0) When the coastal town of Onslow in Western Australia hit a record-setting 50.7 degrees Celsius…

Australian Aviation CO2 emissions equivalent to 5 coal power stations

A new website uncovers the aviation emissions associated with 1300 airports globally, covering 99 per cent of passenger flights. Twenty four of those airports are located in Australia producing carbon emissions equivalent to five coal fired power stations. The aviation…

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