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Volume 9 Issue 10, October 2016

Landfalling typhoons can cause great damage in east and southeast Asian countries. An analysis of bias-corrected datasets reveals that the proportion of the strongest landfalling typhoons has at least doubled over the past decades. The image shows cloud top temperatures of Super Typhoon Nepartak on July 7 of 2016 as it was approaching Taiwan.

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IMAGE: NASA GODDARD MODIS RAPID RESPONSE

COVER DESIGN: TULSI VORALIA

Volume 9 Issue 10

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  • Economic development in a sustainable fashion is metals-intensive. If we cannot afford to ban mining, regulation must be more effective.

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  • The composition of Earth's crust depends on the style of plate tectonics and of the melting regimes in the mantle. Analyses of the oldest identified rocks suggest that these styles and the resulting crust have changed over Earth's history.

    • Alan Brandon
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  • Increasing groundwater extraction supports hundreds of millions of people across the Indo-Gangetic Basin. Data suggests that despite the increase in withdrawals, groundwater depletion is localized and the most widespread threat is contamination.

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  • Marine macroalgae are dominant primary producers in coastal zones. A review of the published literature suggests that macroalgae may play an important role in carbon sequestration.

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    • Carlos M. Duarte
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  • International trade links regions of production and consumption. Analyses with a multiregional input–output model based on trade data reveal that much of East Asia’s aerosol radiative forcing is tied to consumption in developed countries.

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