News & Comment

Filter By:

  • Flexible decision-making tools are needed to support action plans for plastics and other pollutants. Reproducible Analytical Pipelines (RAPs) and technological readiness levels (TRLs) will enable systematic validation and global harmonization of plastic pollution monitoring methods.

    • Stefano Aliani
    • Amy Lusher
    • Bert van Bavel
  • Global CO2 emissions for 2022 increased by 1.5% relative to 2021 (+7.9% and +2.0% relative to 2020 and 2019, respectively), reaching 36.1 GtCO2. These 2022 emissions consumed 13%–36% of the remaining carbon budget to limit warming to 1.5 °C, suggesting permissible emissions could be depleted within 2–7 years (67% likelihood).

    • Zhu Liu
    • Zhu Deng
    • Philippe Ciais
  • An article in Environmental Research Letters models the impact of climate change on future trends in hazardous driving conditions along two important transport systems within the Arctic–Boreal region.

    • Michael Attwaters
    Research Highlight
  • The textile industry has tried to combat the criticism of fast fashion through overly simplistic solutions at the product and operational level. Fast fashion cannot be fixed — the industry needs to be reconstructed to emphasize long material and product lifetimes.

    • Olli Sahimaa
    • Elizabeth M. Miller
    • Michael Hummel
  • An article in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems uncovers the source, distribution, and concentration of rare earth elements, yttrium and scandium in sea-floor sediments within the South Pacific Gyre.

    • Erin Scott
    Research Highlight
  • Microorganisms and minerals both contribute to organic carbon preservation and accumulation in soil. The soil microbial carbon pump describes the microbial processes, but a separate soil mineral carbon pump needs to be acknowledged and investigated.

    • Ke-Qing Xiao
    • Yao Zhao
    • Caroline L. Peacock
  • An article in Global Environmental Change documents the time of, and spatial variability in, transgression of the nitrogen and phosphorus planetary boundaries.

    • Rebecca Kelsey
    Research Highlight
  • An article in Earth & Planetary Science Letters finds that post-collisional granites can be derived from a modified primary mantle source, rather than recycled lower crust.

    • Erin Scott
    Research Highlight
  • An article in JGR Solid Earth explores the events of the 2018 Kīlauea eruption to assess the hazards posed by magma stored and transported quickly through volcanic flanks.

    • Erin Scott
    Research Highlight
  • An article in Geomorphology examines the relationship between wildfires and post-fire debris flows in Southern California.

    • Laura Zinke
    Research Highlight
  • GeoSPACE is addressing the barrier of inaccessible field courses with a planetary mission approach, combining online participation with accessible in-person field work.

    • Anita M. S. Marshall
    • Jennifer L. Piatek
    • Yesenia Arroyo
    Our Earth
  • Representation and discrimination of those with mobility and sensory impairments is a serious problem in academia, especially in the Earth sciences. Non-disabled academics must fight prejudice and increase the support to, and visibility of, physically impaired colleagues, states Paul Upchurch.

    • Paul Upchurch
    World View