Tag Archives: atmosphere

The eruption after tomorrow

Imagine the perfect storm. A series of severe volcanic eruptions engulf the globe, spewing ash and sulphur into the atmosphere, causing widespread chaos on our intricate global economy, impacting our ability to grow food and grounding trans-continental air travel. … learn more→

Red mud\’s carbon capture clue

An environmental disaster that occurred in Hungary in 2010 could lead to a new way of removing carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere. In October 2010 around 1 million cubic metres of highly caustic ‘red mud’ sludge was released from a waste containment facility near the Hungarian town of Ajka when a retaining wall failed. […] … learn more→

Salty water and gas sucked into Earth’s interior helps unravel planetary evolution

An international team of scientists has provided new insights into the processes behind the evolution of the planet by demonstrating how salty water and gases transfer from the atmosphere into the Earth’s interior. The paper was published today in Nature Geoscience. Scientists have long argued about how the Earth evolved from a primitive state in […] … learn more→