Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 14 February 2020

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Greetings from Tyler, First the good news.  NASA predicts the large asteroid they’ve been watching will miss the earth. On the other hand, the locust plague in East Africa is being described in Biblical terms.   Billions of locusts have swarmed … Read More

El Niño Triggered Disease Outbreaks Across Globe

Increased sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean characterizes an El Niño, which is followed by weather changes throughout the world. Photo: NASA Goddard’s Scientific Visualization Studio The 2015 to 2016 El Niño event brought weather conditions that triggered … Read More

Yellowstone Hotspot: Scientists Find Source Of Supervolcano’s Heat

Researchers used seismic tomography to find Yellowstone’s hotspot suspected to be part of a mantle plume originating from Earth’s mantle and core boundary. “Stealing” the supervolcano’s heat may prevent the next Yellowstone eruption.  ( Mark Ralston | AFP/Getty Images ) A giant … Read More

Tropical forests now release more carbon than trucks and cars in the US, study finds

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The Amazon Forest contributes to global carbon emissions. Caesar Oleksy Not only do tropical forests now emit double the amount of carbon they consume — they also release more of it than all vehicles in the United States, according to a … Read More