Humans are shaping the environment and geology of the planet for the first time in history.
Although alternative terms have been suggested, the Anthropocene captures the magnitude of the crisis we face.
Agricultural civilization led to the transformation of soils and rocks. Here an image of a corn field in Germany.
As we debate the proposals for what the world after the virus should look like, it is crucial that we understand the roots of what got us here.
India’s Mawmluh Cave, home of the reference stalagmite for the newly named age.
2018 brought the announcement of a new geologic age that covers the last 4,200 years. How do scientists divide up Earth’s timeline and what do these demarcations mean?
Many scientists believe it is impossible to ignore the human impact on the planet when defining the geological age we live in today.
When it comes to the geological record, airbrushing out humans’ impact on the environment makes little sense.
Despite the climate crisis, humans have continued emitting and intensively using fossil fuels.
The climate crisis is a complex scientific problem. New systems have to be developed through democratic systemic reforms.
Owls and birds of prey spew bones and remains, which are extremely useful for determining local extinction patterns.
The impact of European settlement on Australia was so massive that many mammals disappeared before anyone noticed they were there, but fossils from the past 10,000 years offer excellent evidence of pre-European…