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The long wait and rapid rise of deep magma

Simple textbook models have suggested that single bulbous magma chambers feed volcanoes. However, geological studies have shown that volcanoes are underlain by a complex system of chambers and conduits going through the Earth's crust. The crust is the rigid outer layer of the Earth and... click to read more

  • Euan J. F. Mutch | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, U.K.; Department of Geology, University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.
Views 2096
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 29, 2020
Shrimp on cocaine – what’s the big deal?

The environment is facing a seemingly endless number of problems. From climate change to extinction-level biodiversity losses, the spread of antibiotic resistance, harmful algal blooms, and pollution from multiple chemicals, to name just a few. The consequences and impacts of these issues are far-reaching for... click to read more

  • Thomas Miller | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Analytical, Environmental and Forensic Sciences, King's College London, London, UK
Views 1705
Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 23, 2020
The migration of marine plankton during the industrial era

Marine plankton forms the basis of life in the ocean, and any changes in marine ecosystems have a profound impact. From observations since the 1950s, we knew that plankton species have been changing their distribution in a way that is consistent with anthropogenic climate change.... click to read more

  • Lukas Jonkers | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at MARUM center for marine environmental sciences, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Views 1581
Reading time 3 min
published on Jan 21, 2020
Warmer oceans will harbor lower animal abundance

Climate change is not only altering the ocean's temperature, currents, and productivity, but also the most known forms of animal life. This includes a wide variety of species, from small invertebrates and fish to turtles, tuna, and whales - changes in the marine environment influence... click to read more

  • Heike K. Lotze | Professor at Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Views 1646
Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 16, 2020
Solving the Bermuda mystery: an island that tells a story of a new way to form volcanoes

Volcanoes are responsible for creating most of Earth's crust by transporting molten rock from deep within the Earth to the surface. Volcanoes are typically present at active plate boundaries, where two tectonic plates either converge or diverge. At convergent plate boundaries, one plate is forced... click to read more

  • Sarah E. Mazza | Assistant Professor at Department of Geosciences, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Views 1926
Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 15, 2020