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Layered lava flows of the Deccan Traps east of Mumbai, India. Photo by Mark Richards

Did Asteroid Impact or Volcanic Eruption Kill the Dinosaurs? Probably Both, Says New Study

October 02, 2015
Was it an asteroid impact on Earth 66 million years ago that wiped out the dinosaurs? Or the eruption of volcanoes in India for hundreds of thousands of years? ... Read More »
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Debating the Pope: Social Scientists Engage Pope's Call for Climate Change Dialogue in Top Journal

September 25, 2015
In Pope Francis’ nearly 200-page climate change encyclical, Laudato SI, published earlier this year, he explicitly calls for a “dialogue with all people about o... Read More »
Illegal and legal logging in Ghana

As Demand for African Timber Soars, Birds Pay the Ultimate Price

September 14, 2015
Tropical forests are home to more of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity than any other habitat but are increasingly threatened by the impact of human activiti... Read More »

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