Clues in sediments show that once humans arrived on Great Abaco Island, they hunted large reptiles to extinction and burned the old hardwoods and palms, leading to new pine- and mangrove-dominated lands.
By analyzing high-resolution satellite images, researchers found that fires burning in Africa were undercounted by as much as 80%.
A new analysis of iron meteorites reveals a distinct isotopic signature that suggests nitrogen was present around early Earth.
A coastal village in the Caribbean flourished during a period of increased hurricanes. Research suggests the Taíno designed their dwellings to persist through the greater storm surges.
Atolls have a long and complex history related to seafloor evolution, and Darwin’s model is only the beginning of the story.
Sediment cores from the Great Blue Hole reveal that a series of extreme storms hit the region after 900. The storms may have irreparably damaged an already stressed Maya population.
The overlap between peak fire season and pandemic response has made for a serendipitous experiment in forest fires in two Indian states. Humans, not lightning, seem to be the likeliest culprit.
Sediments dug up from sea caves help reconstruct past climate, contributing to better storm predictions.