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A definitive geological timeline from Princeton University researchers shows that a series of massive eruptions 66 million years ago in a primeval volcanic range in western India known as the Deccan Traps played a role in the extinction event that claimed Earth's non-avian dinosaurs, and challenges the dominant theory that a meteorite impact was the sole cause of the extinction. Pictured above are the Deccan Traps near Mahabaleshwar, India. Credit: Image courtesy of Gerta Keller, Department of Geosciences
A definitive geological timeline from Princeton University researchers shows that a series of massive eruptions 66 million years ago in a primeval volcanic range in western India known as the Deccan Traps played a role in the extinction event that claimed Earth's non-avian dinosaurs, and challenges the dominant theory that a meteorite impact was the sole cause of the extinction. Pictured above are the Deccan Traps near Mahabaleshwar, India. Credit: Image courtesy of Gerta Keller, Department of Geosciences


New Timeline Confirms Ancient Volcanism Aligned With Dinosaurs’ Extinction

A definitive geological timeline shows that a series of massive volcanic explosions 66 million years ago spewed enormous amounts of climate-altering gases into the atmosphere immediately before and during the extinction event that claimed Earth’s non-avian dinosaurs, according to new research from Princeton University. A primeval volcanic range in western India known as the Deccan […]

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Why Is Near Term Human Extinction Inevitable? – OpEd

If you hadn’t previously heard the expression ‘near term human extinction’, you have now. And you will get used to hearing it soon unless you insulate yourself from reality with greater effectiveness than you are doing by reading this article. The expression ‘near term human extinction’ is relatively new in the scientific literature but, unlike […]

Highway sign on a road entering the Hanford Site
Highway sign on a road entering the Hanford Site


US: Wyden Demands Plan To Address Radioactive Waste Leaks At Hanford

Sen. Ron Wyden, D- Ore., on Tuesday asked the Energy Department to come up with a plan and a strict timeline to address storage tanks leaking radioactive nuclear waste at the Hanford Site in Southeast Washington. Wyden requested the plan in response to a Government Accountability Office report released today that describes the continuing deterioration […]

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma and China’s Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People, China. Photo Credit: DoC
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma and China’s Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People, China. Photo Credit: DoC


Chinese Agriculture Goes Global – Analysis

China invests in land and research in Africa, South America, Central Asia to feed the world’s largest population. By Loro Horta* China is the world’s second largest economy, but ironically, food security is emerging as one of the main concerns for China’s communist leaders. During a visit to an Argentinian farm in July President Xi […]