How our oceans turned toxic twice

Despite the intriguing aspects of the Devonian world, scientists did not know exactly how fast the Earth became inhospitable for life across Devonian mass extinction event. Our team of geologists from Germany, Belgium, the USA and China looked at rhythmical climate cycles in the rock record to figure out the precise timing of the Late Devonian extinction. We now know how fast the Devonian oceans turned hostile to life, and we published these findings in Nature Communications.

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Vulkanen: waar as is, is magma

De Indonesische vulkaan Agung barst uit. Nu bestaat er bij nationale en internationale media heel wat verwarring rond dit spectaculaire fenomeen. Bij een vulkaanuitbarsting hoort ook heel wat specifieke terminologie. Vulkanoloog Sam Poppe zet alles voor je op een rijtje.

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How we monitor Earth’s oceans from space

A quantum leap in the amount of data available about the state of the Earth’s oceans is currently underway. The European Copernicus project is harnessing cooperation from around the globe to bring benefits for weather forecasting, understanding of our climate, health and safety and business.

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