Earth news stories
New research sheds light on the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis and what platinum can tell us about it.
The biodiversity of many forests is preserved by native tribes. They say that logging, oil pipelines, and constructions threaten their sustainability.
The private member’s bill from Labor backbencher Michael Pettersson allows Canberrans over 18 to possess 50 grams of cannabis and grow two plants.
Dust spawned by a gigantic collision in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter 400 million years earlier triggered an ice age on Earth.
The reason: to test whether a spacecraft impact can deflect an asteroid’s trajectory, as a means to protect Earth from rogue space rocks.
Close examination of the rock layers revealed that the crater was already packed with debris within the first 24 hours, with an estimated 425 feet of material filling the gaping hole within that first day.
“Greater Adria” existed hundreds of millions of years ago after it broke off from the supercontinent Gondwana.
Police officers from Devon and Cornwall in UK have launched a huge search operation to look for asteroid debris after neighbors reported that they saw a mysterious glowing object to fall from the sky.
Rather than a symbol of the country’s dark past of narco-fueled violence, Santiago smiles and says, Colombian drugs “can now be used to treat people.”
Scientists have extracted ancient DNA from beneath the sea bed to identify the plants and animals that once inhabited the region.
Prohibiting indigenous communities from managing today’s park lands has actually increased the likelihood and intensity of forest fires over time.
The intention is to allow extracts to be used in medicine, cosmetics and food and support hemp as a cash crop.
The fires blazing in Brazil are part of a larger deforestation crisis, accelerated by President Jair Bolsonaro.
Massive space rock poses no threat but Elon Musk warns ‘a big rock will hit Earth eventually and we currently have no defence’.
A cannabis chemical may have a “major impact” in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, according to a new study.