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Earth news stories

Could scientists bring dinosaurs back to life?
31st May 2018 | nhm.ac.uk | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Tech

Is it possible to bring these long gone reptiles back from the dead and, if we could, would we really want to?

Canada to buy controversial Trans Mountain pipeline
30th May 2018 | aljazeera.com | Earth, Humans

Environmentalists vow to continue fighting after Trudeau government approves the purchase of the 1,000km project.

Explore Historic Mount Everest Expeditions Through National Geographic Maps
29th May 2018 news.nationalgeographic.com | Earth, Humans
On this day, 65 years ago, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Prehistoric Teeth Reveal Details On Ancient Africa’s Climate
29th May 2018 archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com | Ancient, Earth

New research out of South Africa’s Wonderwerk Cave shows that the climate of the interior of southern Africa almost two million years ago was like no modern African environment – it was much wetter.

New Stonehenge Theory Says Humans Didn’t Move Stones After All
28th May 2018 mysteriousuniverse.org | Ancient, Earth, Humans, Tech

Rather than being transported by humans as is commonly thought, this theory instead argues that the stones were carried by a glacier.

Sweeping gene survey reveals new facets of evolution
28th May 2018 phys.org | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

Was there some catastrophic event 200,000 years ago that nearly wiped the slate clean?

Giant canyons discovered in Antarctica
26th May 2018 | bbc.co.uk | Earth

The deep troughs run for hundreds of kilometres, cutting through tall mountains – none of which are visible at the snowy surface of the continent.

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer’s Protein From The Brain
26th May 2018 | sciencealert.com | Earth, Humans

The finding supports the results of previous studies that found evidence of the protective effects of cannabinoids, including THC, on patients with neurodegenerative disease.

Asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs triggered rapid global warming across Earth
25th May 2018 | independent.co.uk | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

The asteroid that smashed into the Earth 65 million years ago, triggering a mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs, also drove a persistent bout of lethal global warming.

The global south is rich in sustainability lessons that students deserve to hear
23rd May 2018 | nature.com | Earth, Humans
A Western bias limits progress, so educators must share how communities in the developing world manage environmental change, argues Harini Nagendra.
Humans just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals – study
23rd May 2018 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

Groundbreaking assessment of all life on Earth reveals humanity’s surprisingly tiny part in it as well as our disproportionate impact.

Aboriginal astronomy can teach us about the link between sky and land
21st May 2018 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans, Space

Aboriginal star stories are not just stories, they are lessons that educate us about the relationship between the sky and the land, as well as how the universe functions around us.

This is earth’s real first line of defense against asteroid strikes
21st May 2018 | wearethemighty.com | Earth, Humans, Space, Tech

The B612 Foundation is dedicated to all planetary defense issues. This group of physicists, astronomers, engineers, and astronauts is looking out for you – and are motivated to do it.

DID LIFE ON EARTH COME FROM SPACE?
21st May 2018 newsspaceflight.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Space

In recent research conducted by the scientists and as per the latest news published in a news article it has been claimed that octopuses and the likely cephalopods may have their origin on some different planet other than Earth.

Explaining the history of Australia’s vegetation
21st May 2018 | sciencedaily.com | Ancient, Earth

New research has uncovered the history of when and why the native vegetation that today dominates much of Australia first expanded across the continent.

One of world’s most endangered forests originally planted by ancient South Americans, discover archaeologists
21st May 2018 | independent.co.uk | Ancient, Earth, Humans

Indigenous population of Chile, Brazil and Argentina cultivated monkey puzzle trees which are now threatened by modern farming.

News stories covering the environment, plant life, and the Earth itself.