Month: May 2021

Study finds humans are directly influencing wind and weather over North Atlantic

Study finds humans are directly influencing wind and weather over North Atlantic

A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstial School of Marine and Atmospheric Science provides evidence that humans and the air in the eastern United States and Western Europe by releasing CO2 and other pollutants into the Earth’s atmosphere Weather patterns are affected. In the new paper published in the …

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GPS data reveal possible earthquake, tsunami hazard in northwestern Colombia

GPS data reveal possible earthquake, tsunami hazard in northwestern Colombia

Data from a GPS network in Colombia have revealed a shallow and completely closed portion of the Caribbean subduction zone in the country suggesting a potentially large earthquake and tsunami risk for the northwestern region. The lock patch located south of the city of Cartagena is capable of generating an earthquake of 8.0 magnitude every …

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Mountain high Andean forests have high potential to store carbon

Mountain high: Andean forests have high potential to store carbon

The Andes Mountains of South America are the most species-rich biodiversity hotspot for plant and vertebrate species in the world. But the forests climbing this mountain range provide another important service to humanity. According to new research published in Nature Communications, Andan forests are acting as carbon sinks, which absorb carbon dioxide and help protect …

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