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The bigger picture

During our visit to the Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences we could upgrade our understanding of how soils and modern landscapes are a highly interconnected part of the Earth system. 55 more words

Environmental Management

Perspectives: USA Today -- Photographer snaps eye-opening photo he wishes 'didn't exist'

It’s not just climate change we need to be concerned about. As California-based nature photographer Justin Hofman’s troubling photo of a tiny seahorse clinging to a pink plastic cotton swab highlights how plastic pollution has left virtually no corner of our world untouched clearly points out. 14 more words

Opinion

Gore: ‘Some Levels of the Earth System Have Crossed a Point of No Return’ —

BY NICHOLAS BALLASY WASHINGTON – Back with a sequel to An Inconvenient Truth, former Vice President Al Gore reflected on his 2006 prediction that “the world would reach a point of no return within 10 years” if “drastic measures” were not taken to combat climate change.

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Climate Matters

Stepping Stones eBook

A revised and updated edition of Stepping Stones: The Making of Our Home World by Steve Drury, first published in 1999, has been released as a… 65 more words

Human Evolution