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Postcards from the past: how a fossil tree can picture the Peruvian Andes ten million years ago

If you have had the opportunity to climb up to the top of a tall mountain, you have probably noticed that as you go up the trees become smaller and smaller, until they disappear from the landscape, and only small shrubs, grasses and herbs fill... click to read more

  • Camila Martínez | Professor at Universidad EAFIT, Biology Department, Medellín, Colombia
Views 2857
Reading time 4 min
published on Apr 13, 2022
Diving into the icy origins of Martian valleys

I invite you to use Google Earth and explore Mars. Look at the Martian southern hemisphere, and find an arid landscape littered with fossil valleys. These valleys speak of a remote past, when the red planet had water on its surface. There are thousands... click to read more

  • Anna Grau Galofre | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géosciences, CNRS UMR 6112
  • Mark A. Jellinek | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, USA
  • Gordon R. Osinski | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, USA
Views 2656
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Apr 1, 2022
What can land-free Earth teach us about climate evolution?

Predicting how the climate on our planet is evolving is crucial, especially under the ongoing climate change. But it is a challenging task, because the Earth climate is a complex, ever-changing system, involving many different factors influencing each other: sunlight, atmospheric carbon dioxide, polar ice... click to read more

  • Ariadna Fossas Tenas | PhD Student at Environmental Sciences Institute, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Views 3379
Reading time 4 min
published on Jun 28, 2021
Responding to sea-level rise: the importance of culture

In the 21st Century, sea-level rise is one of the most pressing concerns for coastal communities worldwide. However, this is not the first time that humans have been forced to respond to rising sea levels. Sea‑level rise shapes coastlines, causes more frequent flooding events and... click to read more

  • Robert L. Barnett | Lecturer at University of Exeter, Devon, South West England, UK
  • Sophie L. Ward | Research Fellow at Bangor University, Bangor, Wales, UK
Views 3852
Reading time 4 min
published on Jun 10, 2021
How rain sculpts mountains

The shape of Earth's surface can tell us a lot about what kinds of natural events have happened in a region and when. Heavy rainfall, for instance, causes rivers to swell, which can force a river to erode faster into its bed. This connection between... click to read more

  • Byron A. Adams | Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow at School of Earth Science, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Views 4235
Reading time 4.5 min
published on May 27, 2021