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  • A close-up image in blues and greys of strong dislocations around mineral inclusions in a super-deep diamond

    Deep water refers to the water, and its constituent ions, in Earth’s interior. Compiling research and comment from across the Nature Portfolio, this collection explores the deep water cycle, in subduction zones and Earth’s interior more generally.

  • Image shows the boulder-strewn surface of the asteroid Bennu, as imaged by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.

    Recent missions to the asteroids Ryugu and Bennu have revealed that the surfaces of asteroids can be actively shaped by a variety of geological processes. This Collection assembles recent results from NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission to Bennu and research from across Nature Portfolio that provides insights into the properties, processes, and evolution of asteroid surfaces.

  • An aerial view of patchwork farmland encroaching on lush green forests and cut through by a tarmacked road.

    Land-cover change can have profound impacts on the Earth system. Unsustainable land use, driven by urban and agricultural expansion, not only causes important impacts on climate but also leads to ecosystem and environmental degradation. Here, we bring together a collection of articles published in Nature Portfolio journals on the trends and impacts of land-use change.

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  • The recent emergence of a new economic model that is focused on the pursuit of human and ecological wellbeing — the wellbeing economy — offers a fresh framework for geology to contribute to society. The challenge will be to extend the social purpose of geology beyond material and financial goals to the ultimate ends of sustainability through delivering long-term wellbeing for all.

    • Iain Stewart
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  • This month marks the 15-year anniversary of Nature Geoscience, a milestone reached after weathering three years of pandemic-related global disruption. We reflect on the burden on peer review over this period and the resilience of the geoscience community.

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  • Marine phytoplankton both follow and actively influence the environment they inhabit. Unpacking the complex ecological and biogeochemical roles of these tiny organisms can help reveal the workings of the Earth system.

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  • Earth’s most abundant mineral — bridgmanite — lies hidden in the lower mantle, but Li Zhang is hopeful that advances in analytical techniques may reveal the inner workings of our world.

    • Li Zhang
    All Minerals Considered
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