Planet Earth Report (Weekend Edition) “The Precipice” –Our COVID-19 Epoch Mirrors Beginning of the Atomic Age

The Planet Earth Report (Weekend Edition) --"Iron Laws Detected that Predict the Rise and Fall of Societies"

 

The weekend edition of the “Planet Earth Report” provides a descriptive link to a headline news story by a leading science journalist about an extraordinary discovery, technology, person, or event changing our knowledge of Planet Earth and the future of the human species.

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“The Anthropocene at 36,000-foot Depths” –Mercury and Carbon-14 from Nuclear Weapons Testing in ‘Pristine’ Marianas Trench

"The Anthropocene at 36,000-foot Depths " --Mercury and Carbon-14 from Nuclear Weapons Testing in 'Pristine' Marianas Trench

 

“Deep-sea trenches have been viewed as pristine ecosystems unsullied by human activities, but recent studies have found traces of anthropogenic lead, carbon-14 from nuclear weapons testing, and persistent organic pollutants such as PCBs in organisms living in even the deepest part of the ocean…,” said Jeffrey Drazen, an oceanographer with the University of Hawaii, about man-made mercury pollution detected in fish and crustaceans at the bottom of the 11,000 meter-deep Marianas Trench in the Pacific Ocean, which has significant implications for how mercury affects the marine environment, and how it may be concentrated in the food chain.

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Planet Earth Report (Weekend Edition) –“Iron Laws Detected that Predict Rise and Fall of Societies”

 

The Planet Earth Report (Weekend Edition) --"Iron Laws Detected that Predict the Rise and Fall of Societies"

 

The weekend edition of the “Planet Earth Report” provides a descriptive link to headline news by a leading science journalist about an extraordinary discovery, technology, person, or event changing our knowledge of Planet Earth and the future of the human species.

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