Earth and Environment

Earth Sciences - Dec 21, 2021
Earth Sciences
Previously detected in rivers, oceans, and snow, 1 microplastic has now been found in the high-altitude air surrounding the Pic du Midi (2,877 m)-by an international research team including scientists from the CNRS, Université Grenoble Alpes, 2 and the University of Strathclyde (Scotland). After analysing the composition of 10,000 m3 of air captured weekly by a pump installed at the Pic du Midi Observatory, 3 the researchers report a microplastic concentration of approximately one particle per 4 m3.
Environment - Oct 13, 2021

Whether Venus, one of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets, ever had oceans remains an unsolved puzzle.

Earth Sciences - Sep 22, 2021
Earth Sciences

One of Earth's unique features is that it has continents. Contrary to many theories, the continents have always been rich in silica (which is found in quartz for example).

Environment - Oct 4, 2021

To cool off in summer, there's nothing better than a walk in the woods. Trees act as a buffer that cools the air beneath their foliage in summer and warms it in winter.

Environment - Aug 2, 2021

Biological invasions are one of the most important factors of biodiversity loss. They threaten the diversity of ecological strategies - the ways in which species feed, live, function and defend themselves - by up to 40% in birds and 11% in mammals.

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