Sunday, 16 June, 2019

Category: Earth Science

Human Society Under Urgent Threat From Loss Of Earth’s Natural Life

Human Society Under Urgent Threat From Loss Of Earth’s Natural Life

Human society is in jeopardy from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems, the world’s leading scientists have warned, as they announced the results of the most thorough planetary health check ever undertaken. From coral reefs flickering out beneath the oceans to rainforests desiccating into savannahs, nature is being destroyed at

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Two Continent-Size Mountains In Earth's Deep Mantle

Two Continent-Size Mountains In Earth’s Deep Mantle

About halfway between your feet and the centre of Earth, two continent-size mountains of hot, compressed rock pierce the gut of the planet — and scientists know almost nothing about them. Technically, these mysterious hunks of rock are called “large low-shear-velocity provinces” (LLSVPs), because seismic waves shuddering through Earth always slow

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