Archive for August 27th, 2017:

Alps melting?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rocks and debris cascaded down the mountain to the edges of Bondo village A massive rockslide in Switzerland’s Val Bondasca was not a complete surprise. Many parts of Switzerland, two thirds of which is mountainous, are at risk of avalanches and landslides. Communities in the Alps have been protecting themselves

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Terraforming Earth

Image copyright Stuart Hay/ANU Image caption The biomolecules were contained in oil extracted from deeply buried rock A planetary takeover by ocean-dwelling algae 650 million years ago was the kick that transformed life on Earth. That’s what geochemists argue in Nature this week, on the basis of invisibly small traces of biomolecules dug up from

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Climate crusader Gore takes up arms again

Image copyright PARAMOUNT/An Inconvenient Sequel Image caption Al Gore delivers pictures of a rapidly melting Arctic Climate crusader Al Gore is coming to a screen near you. The former US vice president is in the UK to launch his latest eco-movie, An Inconvenient Sequel. It’s passionate, dramatic and controversial. And he’s hoping it will persuade

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