A new study examines why, millions of years ago, grasses with a new way of doing photosynthesis displaced previously dominant plants, shrubs, and trees.
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In a remote region around Kenya’s Lake Turkana, Kevin Uno collects fossils and sediments which are used to understand how climate affected our ancestors millions of years ago.
The health and environmental benefits of U.S. clean air policies extend to global climate.
Rainfall patterns in the Sahara during the six-thousand-year “Green Sahara” period have been revealed by analyzing marine sediments.
Geologist Alessio Rovere and Trinity Mensah-Senoo walk along a beach in Ghana gathering data that will be used to monitor coastal erosion.
A new study supplies the longest and most complete record of ancient plant life in much of what is now Ethiopia and Kenya, the assumed birthplace of humanity.
A new study finds that the Horn of Africa is drying at a rate that is both unusual in the context of the past 2,000 years and in step with human-influenced warming.