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Extinctions without a fossil trace?

Originally Published by EarthSky

Many species now perishing in Earth’s ongoing sixth mass extinction might vanish without leaving a fossil trace – and earlier extinctions may be underestimated as well, according to a study by three paleontologists published March 2, 2016 in Ecology Letters.

Biomass offsets little or none of permafrost carbon release

Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDaily

An expert assessment helps quantify the amount of carbon dioxide that will be released in the Arctic following climate-related changes in the biomass.
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Great Barrier Reef: aerial survey reveals extent of coral bleaching

Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian

James Cook University professor Terry Hughes says he flew over 600km of reef and more than 60% was bleached.
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Ancient super-eruptions in Yellowstone Hotspot track ‘significantly larger’ than expected

Originally Published by EurekAlert! – Earth Science

International team led by researchers from the University of Leicester report 12 giant eruptions around the Snake River Plain in the United States between 8 and 12 million years ago.
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Nitrogen factories in the Cretaceous Oceans

Originally Published by Bristol University

Scientists have discovered a ‘bizarre’ microorganism which plays a key role in the food web of Earth’s oceans.

Making magma helps researchers understand volcanoes

Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDaily

The best way to figure out how something is made is to take it apart and put it back together again. That is what researchers have focused on in order to understand active volcanoes in Alaska.
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City birds are smarter than country birds

Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDaily

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