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    | Open Access

    The location of orogenic belts has a strong influence on the rifting of supercontinents after mantle plumes trigger the initial break-up and contribute to lithospheric weakening, according to numerical simulations of the break-up of Pangea.

    • Zhuo Dang
    • , Nan Zhang
    • , Zheng-Xiang Li
    • , Chuan Huang
    • , Christopher J. Spencer
    •  & Yebo Liu
  • Article
    | Open Access

    Methane can increase groundwater arsenic contamination by triggering the dissolution of arsenic-bearing iron oxide minerals by methane-oxidizing microorganisms, according to microcosm experiments on arsenic-bearing sediments from the Red River Delta, Vietnam.

    • Martyna Glodowska
    • , Emiliano Stopelli
    • , Magnus Schneider
    • , Bhasker Rathi
    • , Daniel Straub
    • , Alex Lightfoot
    • , Rolf Kipfer
    • , Michael Berg
    • , Mike Jetten
    • , Sara Kleindienst
    • , Andreas Kappler
    • , M. Glodowska
    • , A. Kappler
    • , S. Kleindienst
    • , O. A. Cirpka
    • , B. Rathi
    • , A. Lightfoot
    • , E. Stopelli
    • , M. Berg
    • , R. Kipfer
    • , L. Winkel
    • , M. Schneider
    • , E. Eiche
    • , A. Kontny
    • , T. Neumann
    • , Pham Hung Viet
    • , Trang Pham
    • , D. Vu
    • , Vi Mai Lan
    • , Mai Tran
    • , Viet Nga
    •  & H. Prommer
  • Article
    | Open Access

    Concurrent coastal extremes - storm surges and flooding from precipitation - are 2.5 times as frequent in latitudes higher than 40N under a high emission scenario by 2100 compared to today, according to an analysis of climate and ocean model output.

    • Emanuele Bevacqua
    • , Michalis I. Vousdoukas
    • , Giuseppe Zappa
    • , Kevin Hodges
    • , Theodore G. Shepherd
    • , Douglas Maraun
    • , Lorenzo Mentaschi
    •  & Luc Feyen
  • Article
    | Open Access

    Liquid-like methane could be trapped in pores of less than 2 nm, rather than recovered, when higher peak pressure is applied during shale gas drilling. This was revealed by integrated molecular simulations and high-pressure small-angle neutron scattering on Marcellus Shale samples.

    • Chelsea W. Neil
    • , Mohamed Mehana
    • , Rex P. Hjelm
    • , Marilyn E. Hawley
    • , Erik B. Watkins
    • , Yimin Mao
    • , Hari Viswanathan
    • , Qinjun Kang
    •  & Hongwu Xu

News & Comment

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    Responses to the COVID-19 emergency have exposed break-points at the interface of science, media, and policy. We summarize five lessons that should be heeded if climate change ever enters a state of emergency perceived to warrant stratospheric aerosol injection.

    • Holly Buck
    • , Oliver Geden
    • , Masahiro Sugiyama
    •  & Olaf Corry
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