New data from vegetal charcoal in northwest India supports the theory of paleowildfires as a global phenomenon and an evolutionary force for biodiversity.
While the seas were still churning from the impact and the seawater temperatures were high due to the hydrothermal activity, life was reestablishing itself inside the crater.
New research suggests that changes in continental configuration, solar brightness, and background atmospheric carbon dioxide levels all conspire to drive Earth’s climate sensitivity over geologic time.
New surveys help untangle the complex geologic history of the Hawaiian Archipelago and provide hints about where to seek marine life.
Exploring the Cretaceous World with Data and Numerical Models; Capo Granitola, 2–4 October 2014