Earth news

Dinner Creek Tuff Eruptive Center, eastern Oregon

Understanding of the Yellowstone hotspot and its connection to flood basalts of the Columbia River Basalt province (western and northwestern USA) has grown tremendously over the past decades since the model was first proposed ...

Feb 19, 2015
5 / 5 (3) 0

Clearing up Europe's air pollution hotspots

Current air quality legislation in Europe will lead to significant improvements in particulate matter pollution, but without further emission control efforts, many areas of Europe will continue to see air ...

Feb 19, 2015
4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Climate engineering no longer on the fringe

When the National Academy of Sciences released a pair of reports earlier this month on geoengineering—deliberate intervention in the climate system to counter global warming—it moved discussion of the controversial topi ...

Feb 19, 2015
2.2 / 5 (9) 8

Bringing high tech to soil research

2015 is the International Year of the Soils. Healthy soils are vital to sustainable food systems, clean lakes, verdant forests, and the health of our planet. In honour of the occasion, we offer you a profile ...

Feb 19, 2015
5 / 5 (1) 0