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Flash Flood Risk May Triple Across Third Pole Due to Global Warming – Mirage News

Chinese Academy of Sciences An international team led by researchers from the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography (XIEG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of Geneva has found that flash floods may triple across the Earth’s…

The legume family tree

(Penn State) The most comprehensive study of the family tree for legumes, the plant family that includes beans, soybeans, peanuts, and many other economically important crop plants, reveals a history of whole-genome duplications.

New study explores functionality in aquatic ecosystems

(Universität Bayreuth) The functions of water-dominated ecosystems can be considerably influenced and changed by hydrological fluctuation. The varying states of redox-active substances are of crucial importance here. Researchers at the University of Bayreuth have discovered this, in cooperation with partners from the Universities of Tübingen and Bristol and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Halle-Leipzig.

Flooding might triple in the mountains of Asia due to global warming – EurekAlert

IMAGE: Glacial lake in the Himalayan region. view more  Credit: © Heng Li The “Third Pole” of the Earth, the high mountain ranges of Asia, bears the largest number of glaciers outside the polar regions. A Sino-Swiss research team has revealed…

Climate Scientists Show Flooding May Triple in the Mountains of Asia Due to Global Warming – SciTechDaily

Glacial lake in the Himalayan region. Credit: © Heng Li A team of Swiss and international climate scientists has shown that the risk of glacial lake outburst floods in the Himalayan region and the Tibetan plateau could triple in the…

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

NSU researcher part of a flagship study on vertebrate genomes

(Nova Southeastern University) Today, the G10K sponsored Vertebrate Genomes Project (VGP) announces their flagship study and associated publications focused on genome assembly quality and standardization for the field of genomics. This study includes 16 diploid high-quality, near error-free, and near complete vertebrate reference genome assemblies for species across all taxa with backbones (i.e., mammals, amphibians, birds, reptiles, and fishes) from five years of piloting the first phase of the VGP project.

Record-breaking flare from nearby Proxima Centauri

Astronomers saw Proxima Centauri – the star nearest our sun – emit a flare, or burst of radiation, 100 times more powerful than flares from our sun. They said Proxima’s flare ranks as one of the most violent seen on a solitary star anywhere in the galaxy.

Biden’s Zealous Emissions Goal To Impact Economy As China Gives Vague Pledges

President Biden on Thursday committed the United States to an aggressive target to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, even as China reaffirmed its intention to increase emissions over the next decade and offered only vague pledges to…