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Tropical rainforest, the lungs of our planet, might be releasing more than just CO2!

Tropical rainforest, the lungs of our planet, might be releasing more than just CO2!

When I was thirteen years old, my family and I almost lost our lives due to a carbon monoxide (CO) leak. I never stopped thinking about that incident even though it happened over twenty years ago. Not only because it was a premature realisation of my own mortality, but also because of how sneaky it was: We did not smell it, see it, hear it, or feel it. It was a subtle and slow killer that could ha ...[Read More]

GeoLog

GeoTalk: meet Kara Müller, researcher of biodegradable plastic!

Kara Müller

Hello Kara. Thank you for joining this edition of GeoTalk! Could you tell our readers a little bit about yourself and your background? Thank you, Simon. I am excited to join you for the interview. I grew up in the middle of Germany in Bad Homburg, close to Frankfurt. After school, I travelled through Australia with occasional jobs, and after one year, I decided to return to Germany to study chemis ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Ocean hypoxia: what does the increase of dead zones mean for marine life?

Ocean hypoxia: what does the increase of dead zones mean for marine life?

When runoff from farmland and urban areas enters our streams and rivers, it carries a heavy load of fertilizers and nutrients. These substances accumulate and flow into our coastal oceans, triggering a series of reactions that can create hypoxic ‘dead zones’. Dead zones are low-oxygen, or hypoxic, areas in the world’s oceans and lakes. Because most organisms need oxygen to live, very f ...[Read More]

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Lights, Camera, Abstract!: Your guide to creating a top-notch video abstract

Lights, Camera, Abstract!: Your guide to creating a top-notch video abstract

Have you ever considered creating a video abstract but didn’t know where to begin or felt you lacked the skills to produce something of the quality you envisioned? Join me today as I welcome EGU’s editorial manager, Eduardo Queiroz Alves, who will address common questions and guide you through the process. Hello, Eduardo! Thank you so much for joining me to discuss creating a video abstract. ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Meet Marian Holness, EGU’s new Vice President

Meet Marian Holness, EGU’s new Vice President

Congratulations, Marian, on your new role as EGU’s Vice-President! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? I am a petrologist, currently working on problems related to the physical and chemical processes that occur during the solidification of magma. I have been a member of the Department of Earth Sciences, and a fellow of Trinity College, at the University of Cambridge for most of my career. ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Can our oases outlast the dry spell of desertification?

Can our oases outlast the dry spell of desertification?

Ever wondered how fast our planet is losing its footing? Imagine this: every time you blink, four football fields’ worth of fertile soil vanish into thin air. According to the UN, that’s a mind-boggling 100 million hectares gobbled up by land degradation each year! But when this happens in dry regions, it morphs into something even more sinister: desertification. Karina Lima, a climate ...[Read More]

GeoLog

GeoRoundup: the highlights of EGU Journals published during June!

GeoRoundup: the highlights of EGU Journals published during June!

Each month we feature specific Divisions of EGU and during the monthly GeoRoundup we put the journals that publish science from those Divisions at the top of the Highlights roundup. For February, the Divisions we are featuring are: Geomorphology (GM) and Ocean Sciences (OS). They are served by the journals: Ocean Science (OS), Earth Surface Dynamics (ESurf), Solid Earth (SE) and Geoscientific Mode ...[Read More]

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Imaggeo On Monday: Reynisdrangar basalt sentinels

Imaggeo On Monday: Reynisdrangar basalt sentinels

This year for the EGU24 Photo Competition we had some amazing photos submitted! In case you missed them before the meeting, for the next few weeks we will be featuring all 10 of the shortlisted photos, and our three winners! This week, Francesco Ioli’s image ‘Reynisdrangar basalt sentinels’.   The Reynisdrangar basalt stacks rise dramatically out of the sea in front of the b ...[Read More]

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Worried your speaking invitation is just tokenism? Here is what to do next!

Worried your speaking invitation is just tokenism? Here is what to do next!

A few years ago in my early postgraduate years, I was approached by a renowned organisation in Norway. They wanted me to speak at one of their biggest events. I was thrilled and did not even think twice before accepting the invitation. They flew me to the city where the event was held, provided me with accommodation, and during the panel discussion, I enjoyed the spotlight and indulged in those si ...[Read More]

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Creating family-friendly conferences in geosciences: a new study needs your help!

Creating family-friendly conferences in geosciences: a new study needs your help!

Do you think managing a scientific career and having a family is difficult? Would you like to see more family support at conferences? So do we! ‘We’ are Lisa Schielicke, Leonie Esters, and Elena Päffgen from the Meteorological Department of the University of Bonn in Germany. Together, we are working on the project “Family-Friendly Conferences in the Geosciences” to increase ...[Read More]