This is a microscopic image of 2.5 billion-year-old sulfur-oxidizing bacterium.
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Andrew Czaja, UC assistant professor of geology

Life before oxygen

From the UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI Ancient rocks hold evidence for life before oxygen Somewhere between Earth’s creation and where we are today, scientists have demonstrated that some early life forms existed just fine without any oxygen. While researchers proclaim the first half of our 4.5 billion-year-old planet’s life as an important time for the development and…

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The EPA Caves on Coal?

EPA to Withdraw Coal Killing Clean Air Act Requirements WUWT reader Greg Staff writes: It looks like the EPA is seeing the writing on the wall. The scuttlebut here is Houston is that this is a “face saving” maneuver, to avoid having to submit to the next administration. “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it…

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Steepest drop in global temperature on record

Stunning new data indicates El Nino drove record highs in global temperatures suggesting rise may not be down to man-made emissions Global average temperatures over land have plummeted by more than 1C Comes amid mounting evidence run of record temperatures about to end The fall, revealed by Nasa satellites, has been caused by the end…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #250

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Obsolete Science? Writing in Cosmos, Mason Inman has an article on M. King Hubbert, the eminent geologist who spent most of his career with Shell Oil. Unfortunately, Hubbert is best known…