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  • For Pride month, we celebrate our LGBTQ+ colleagues, recognise the challenges they face in traversing academia and the role the majority must play in fighting injustice.

    Editorial
  • Coming out means becoming human, to share common struggles, to become vulnerable. In this space, fear of rejection about sexual identity dissipates into “I am” but human, and it can start as simply as with a conversation with someone you like and trust, states Jef Caers.

    • Jef Caers
    World View
  • Having multiple intersections of identity makes navigating geoscience complicated. Now is the time for non-marginalized people to take action and dismantle the biased system, outlines Jazmin Scarlett.

    • Jazmin P. Scarlett
    World View
  • Come out, come out, wherever you are: the geosciences need LGBTQI+ allies, says Anson Mackay.

    • Anson Mackay
    World View
  • An article in Communications Earth & Environment finds that global harmful algal bloom occurrence has not significantly increased.

    • Clare Davis
    Research Highlight
  • The quasi-biennial oscillation and Madden–Julian oscillation are strongly connected during boreal winter, typified by a more active and persistent Madden–Julian oscillation during easterly quasi-biennial oscillation phases. This Review outlines the characteristics and potential mechanisms of this coupling, as well as the implications for seasonal-to-seasonal prediction.

    • Zane Martin
    • Seok-Woo Son
    • Chidong Zhang
    Review Article
  • With the landing of the Perseverance rover and the search for biosignatures on Mars, it is important to understand how these signs of life can be preserved and interpreted. This Review describes these signatures on Earth and how terrestrial analogues can inform the search for signs of life on early Mars.

    • Tanja Bosak
    • Kelsey R. Moore
    • John P. Grotzinger
    Review Article
  • Mantle plumes are an integral aspect of Earth’s convection system, yet, difficulty in imaging mantle upwellings led to controversies surrounding their origin, dynamics and composition. This Review synthesizes geophysical, geodynamic and geochemical constraints on mantle plumes and their importance in the Earth system.

    • Anthony A. P. Koppers
    • Thorsten W. Becker
    • Joanne M. Whittaker
    Review Article
  • An article in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences explored the potential for strike-slip earthquakes to generate large tsunamis in narrow or shallow bays.

    • Erin Scott
    Research Highlight
  • How glaciers affect mountain height, and the links between climate and glacial erosion in mountains, are debated. This Review describes the erosion of mountains by glaciers and the broader impacts of these processes.

    • Frédéric Herman
    • Fien De Doncker
    • Michèle Koppes
    Review Article
  • Nature-based climate solutions can help meet climate mitigation goals, but estimates of their carbon storage potential vary. This Review discusses the constraints and potential contributions of increasing carbon storage in the terrestrial biosphere, suggesting a conservative estimate of 100–200 GtCO2 in negative emissions to 2100.

    • Connor J. Nolan
    • Christopher B. Field
    • Katharine J. Mach
    Review Article
  • Emma Pearce discusses the use of hammer source seismic surveys to provide glaciological insight.

    • Emma Pearce
    Tools of the Trade
  • Minerals and organic matter interact in soils and sediments, impacting biogeochemical cycling and ecosystem functioning. This Review describes the major and emerging environmental mineral–organic interactions observed, and their implications for organic matter persistence.

    • Markus Kleber
    • Ian C. Bourg
    • Naoise Nunan
    Review Article
  • An article in Environmental Research Letters documents how end of life strategies impact the carbon emissions associated with a pair of jeans.

    • Graham Simpkins
    Research Highlight
  • A study in JGR Earth Surface examines the link between Hurricane María and sediment mobilization by landslides in Puerto Rico.

    • Laura Zinke
    Research Highlight
  • Repeated amalgamation and dispersal of continents over Earth history is known as the supercontinent cycle; however, the geodynamic processes driving this cyclicity remain debated. This Review synthesizes observations, plate reconstructions and geodynamic models of supercontinent, and older Archaean supercraton, cycles.

    • Ross N. Mitchell
    • Nan Zhang
    • Zheng-Xiang Li
    Review Article
  • An article in Earth and Planetary Science Letters reports detailed magma movement through dikes during a rift episode in 2017 at the Reykjanes Ridge, Iceland.

    • Erin Scott
    Research Highlight