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Underground magma triggered Earth’s worst mass extinction with greenhouse gases

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Italy’s Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest and most active volcano, spews lava as it erupts on the southern island of Sicily, Italy February 28, 2017. Photograph: Antonio Parrinello/Reuters

There are parallels between today’s and past greenhouse gas-driven climate changes

August 1, 2017 — Coincidence doesn’t prove causality, as they say, but when the same two things happen together over and over again through the vast span of geological time, there must be a causal link. Continue reading Underground magma triggered Earth’s worst mass extinction with greenhouse gases

Amazon Basin drought stunts planet’s ‘green lungs’

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Intense drought across much of Brazil is impacting the country’s vast hydropower network (Pic: Flickr/CIFOR/Neil Palmer)

Serious tree loss and stunted growth caused by repeated droughts in the Amazon Basin have damaged the rainforest’s vital ability to store atmospheric carbon

July 22, 2016 — Researchers have confirmed once again that if the Amazon rainforest is one of the planet’s “green lungs”, it may be running short of breath.  Continue reading Amazon Basin drought stunts planet’s ‘green lungs’