To avoid global warming on a catastrophic scale, nations need to reduce emissions and find ways to pull carbon from the air. One promising solution: spreading rock dust on farm fields.
July 16, 2020 • ~8 min
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"...an evolution of the mantle of the Earth could control an evolution of the atmosphere of the Earth, and possibly an evolution of life."
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"We found that in regions where weaker rocks are present, earthquakes may rupture faults under low friction."
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Rockfalls on the moon leave their mark on the surface. A map of 136,610 rockfalls indicates that asteroid impacts are a likely cause.
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"This is a 200-year old question. If we can solve that, we would definitely be rock stars."
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Scientists braved the heat to answer a question about oxygen and "Snowball Earth," a period when the oceans virtually froze from the poles to the equator.
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For 10 years, researchers have used sensors they installed on the Matterhorn mountain to watch for changes and natural hazards.
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Scientists have debated what kept a long period of global cooling going 15 million years ago. New research may debunk a popular theory.
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It has been extremely difficult to assign meteorites called mesosiderites to a specific asteroid. New research indicates their age and origin.
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