Posts Tagged Oxygen

Ancient rocks provide clues to Earth’s early history…

Summary: A research team has provided compelling evidence for significant ocean oxygenation before the GOE, ‘great oxidation event’, on a larger scale and to greater depths than previously recognized… Here’s the article from science daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190225112311.htm Advertisements

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Why Does Earth Have an Atmosphere?…

Earth’s atmosphere is enormous, so far reaching that it even affects the International Space Station’s route. But how did this giant gaseous envelope form?… Read the article here (livescience.com): https://www.livescience.com/64825-why-earth-has-an-atmosphere.html

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Scientists draw new connections between climate change and warming oceans…

Summary:  Earth scientists exploring how ocean chemistry has evolved found similarities between an event 55 million years ago and current predicted trajectories of planet temperatures, with regards to inputs of CO2 into the atmosphere and oxygen levels in the oceans. As the oceans warm, oxygen decreases while hydrogen sulfide increases, making the oceans toxic and […]

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Interesting facts #33…

Facts about rainforests Rainforests are found all over the world — in West and Central Africa, South and Central America, Indonesia, Southeast Asia and Australia — on every continent except Antarctica. They are vitally important, producing most of the oxygen we breathe and providing habitat for half of the planet’s flora and fauna… Read more […]

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Water Fasting Has Become Super Trendy, But Is It Powerfully Healing — Or Really Dangerous?…

Fasting seems to be the latest health trend, with intermittent fasting, alternate-day fasting, and water fasts becoming more familiar terms in the wellness landscape….  Get some advice on water fasting here at mind body green: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/is-water-fasting-safe-or-healthy

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The Human Body: The Circulatory System…

(From LiveScience) The circulatory system is a vast network of organs and vessels that is responsible for the flow of blood, nutrients, hormones, oxygen and other gases to and from cells… Read the full article @ LiveScience.com: https://www.livescience.com/22486-circulatory-system.html   #TheHumanBody

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The Human Body: The Respiratory System…

(From LiveScience) The human respiratory system is a series of organs responsible for taking in oxygen and expelling carbon dioxide. The primary organs of the respiratory system are lungs, which carry out this exchange of gases as we breathe… Read the full article @ LiveScience.com: https://www.livescience.com/22616-respiratory-system.html   #TheHumanBody

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Decades of data on world’s oceans reveal a troubling oxygen decline — ScienceDaily… 

Summary:  The amount of dissolved oxygen contained in the water — an important measure of ocean health — has been declining for more than 20 years, reveals a new analysis of decades of data on oceans across the globe…  See the report here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170504104346.htm

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The World’s Oceans Are Losing Oxygen Due to Climate Change… 

Brief report from the Yale Environment e360 digest: The World’s Oceans Are Losing Oxygen Due to Climate Change

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Global ocean de-oxygenation quantified… 

Oxygen is an essential necessity of life on land. The same applies for almost all organisms in the ocean… Read about the study here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170215131546.htm

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2.5-Billion-Year-Old Fossils Predate Earth’s Oxygen… 

Fossils of what may be the oldest sulfur-eating bacteria ever found have been discovered in rocks dating back a staggering 2.52 billion years…  Check out this article at livescience.com: 2.5-Billion-Year-Old Fossils Predate Earth’s Oxygen

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Moss helped create our oxygen-rich atmosphere…

The evolution of the first land plants including mosses may explain a long-standing mystery of how Earth’s atmosphere became enriched with oxygen, according to an international study. Source sciencedaily.com: Humble moss helped create our oxygen-rich atmosphere

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The ‘FMD’ Digest, Issue #3…

Welcome to the ‘FMD’ Digest for July 9th to August 8th, 2016… Geography: Some basic info on the atmosphere Intro… The earth’s surrounding atmosphere comprises a variety of elements and layers, all of which explain the various weather and climatic conditions experienced globally, and, specific to latitudinal differences. In order to understand and explain atmospheric […]

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Failing phytoplankton, failing oxygen: Global warming disaster could suffocate life on planet Earth…

Source: sciencedaily.com Summary: Falling oxygen levels caused by global warming could be a greater threat to the survival of life on planet Earth than flooding, according to new research. Read the article here: Failing phytoplankton, failing oxygen: Global warming disaster could suffocate life on planet Earth

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First animals oxygenated Earth’s oceans, study suggests…

Summary: The evolution of the first animals may have oxygenated Earth’s oceans — contrary to the traditional view that a rise in oxygen triggered their development. New research contests the long held belief that oxygenation of the atmosphere and oceans was a pre-requisite for the evolution of complex life forms. The study builds on the […]

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‘Respiratory disorder’ in the ocean…

“Observations show that in large regions of the tropical oceans, the so-called oxygen minimum zones (OMZ), the oxygen content declined during the last decades. In addition the ocean emitted increasingly climate relevant trace gases to the atmosphere…” Further details on these observations can be read below: ‘Respiratory disorder’ in the ocean. Source: ScienceDaily.com Related articles […]

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Oxygen, phosphorus and early life on Earth…

“Two billion years ago Earth system was recovering from perhaps the single-most profound modification of its surface environments: the oxygenation of the atmosphere and oceans. This led to a series of major changes in global biogeochemical cycles…” Read the full entry at here ScienceDaily.com: Oxygen, phosphorus and early life on Earth.

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