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For farmers and breeders who want to settle scores, DNA-mapping projects will provide more clarity about what’s what in the cannasphere.
Once, about 300 million years ago, when southern Africa was joined at South America’s hip, this now arid region was covered in a wide expanse of glaciers.
Jeff Bond, a Yukon geologist, says this is the first time a map of Beringia has included lakes, rivers and drainages.
‘Genocide-generated drop in CO2’ resulted from abandoned farmland turning into forests that sucked climate-warming gas from atmosphere.
Although the number of space rocks striking earth is increasing, the probability of an asteroid strike wiping out mankind is extremely low.
Before 290m years ago, the planet suffered an asteroid strike about once every 3m years, but since then the rate has risen to once nearly every 1m years.
Apophis 99942 is expected to come within 37,600km of the Earth, just a tenth of the distance between our planet and the moon, in 2029.
As levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide rise and warm the globe, Antarctica’s ice will become more vulnerable to cycles on an astronomical scale, particularly the tilt of our planet is as it spins around its axis.
Rapid shifts in the Earth’s north magnetic pole are forcing researchers to make an unprecedented early update to a model that helps navigation by ships, planes and submarines in the Arctic, scientists said.
If the trees grow as planned, each mature redwood could pull as much as 250 tons of carbon dioxide from the air.
The asteroid blasted a nearly mile-high tsunami through the Gulf of Mexico that caused chaos throughout the world’s oceans, new research finds.
“If the Tunguska object was a member of a Beta Taurid stream … then the last week of June 2019 will be the next occasion with a high probability for Tunguska-like collisions or near misses.”
The same geological processes that formed the oldest continents gave shape to what some consider the youngest.