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Moving and shaking for 4.5 billion years

The physical processes that sculpt our Earth are dramatic — earthquakes, weather, volcanic eruptions, tectonic motions, climate change. Now, decades of research into the intricately intertwined system that links all oceans and freshwater, the atmosphere and our land is moving us forward toward a better understanding of our world. Here we watch it unfold.

How pollution deposes dominant tree species and releases soil carbon.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Metallic crusts on submerged mountains are teeming with deep-sea life.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Finding may revise estimates of forests’ carbon-capturing prowess.

Gabriel Popkin, Contributor

Artificial lung reveals surprising dangers from pellet burners and diesel-fueled ships.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Could this repeated signal be new tool for predicting earthquakes from volcanic activity?

Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer

An app based on a flight-based study could let frequent fliers who travel near the North Pole track their radiation exposure.

Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer

Two analyses of ecological research projects warn that natural processes in the soil increase the threat of global warming.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Clams made yearly temperature records centuries before we took measurements.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

New study based on temperature data from the last 785,000 years reaffirms the current understanding of how greenhouse gases affect climate.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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