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A team of scientists has conducted a chemical analysis of natural materials that are over 2.5 billion years old, providing insight into the Earth’s early atmosphere and the evolution of life. The study found that the levels of certain elements, such as oxygen and sulfur, were significantly different in the past compared to today. This research could help us better understand the conditions that led to the development of life on Earth.

Source: https://phys.org/news/2024-05-chemical-analysis-natural-years-today.html

The Northern Lights, a rare and stunning natural phenomenon, were spotted in Georgia for the second time in a month. The lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, were captured in a photo gallery by local photographers and shared on social media. This occurrence is a rare treat for residents of the southern state, as the Northern Lights are typically only visible in more northern regions.

Source: https://www.11alive.com/article/weather/northern-lights-seen-again-in-georgia-photo-gallery/85-d8929cb7-4fd4-4e2d-bf12-5d2d0a06bd7f

A new report from the International Energy Agency shows that renewable energy sources are on track to surpass natural gas as the world’s second-largest source of electricity by 2024. This shift is driven by declining costs and increasing investments in renewable energy, particularly in developing countries. However, the report also highlights the need for continued policy support and investment to accelerate the transition to clean energy.

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/7/24151375/renewable-energy-global-electricity-report-us-gas

Exxon Mobil Corp is expected to take up to two years to fully integrate its recent acquisition of rival oil and gas company Pioneer Natural Resources. The process is expected to be completed by 2024 and will involve streamlining operations and cutting costs. The move is seen as a strategic move to boost Exxon’s position in the Permian Basin, a major oil-producing region in the United States.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/exxon-take-up-two-years-hit-stride-with-pioneer-purchase-2024-05-03/