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-John H. Johnson Named Chief Executive Officer and Board Chair of Reaction Biology ~

-Reaction Biology well positioned to expand its global drug discovery capabilities~

MALVERN, Pa., March 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Reaction Biology (“Reaction” or the “Company”), a leading provider of drug discovery services, today announced the closing of a significant investment by Cobepa, a global private equity, to fuel the Company’s continued development, growth and expansion of the service line.

The Company also announced the appointment of John H. Johnson to the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Board of Directors of Reaction Biology, effective immediately. Reaction Board of Directors and Matthew Oristanoformer President and Chief Executive Officer, believe that the time has come to make the transition to the management of the Company.

“Reaction Biology has a decades-long history of delivering excellent science and driving customer-centric innovation,” said Pierre Connolly, Managing Director and Head of Cobepa North America. “With John’s deep experience growing life sciences companies, we believe this partnership will bring significant benefits to Reaction’s customers, employees and investors.”

John H. JohnsonCEO and Director of the Board of Reaction Biology, said, “I look forward to working closely with the management and scientific teams – as well as the entire organization – to realize the full potential of the company in drug discovery services. This investment from Cobepa provides additional capital and resources that will enable us to develop our capabilities, expand our footprint and cultivate key talent to support our long-term growth plans. The partnership also enhances our ability to respond to changing needs. of our biopharmaceutical customers – and most importantly of the supplier and patient communities they ultimately serve.

“With its unparalleled depth in biochemical kinases and epigenetic, cellular and related assays, Reaction Biology exemplifies the attributes we prioritize in our investments – demonstrated value for customers, sustainable market leadership and attractive growth paths, said Edward Sohn, Director of Cobepa North America. “We are thrilled to partner with John and the team at Reaction Biology for the next phase in the evolution of the company.”

John H. Johnson is a recognized leader in the biopharmaceutical industry with over three decades of experience. He was most recently CEO of Strongbridge Biopharma plc prior to its acquisition by Xeris Biopharma Holdings. Mr. Johnson has held senior positions in major global companies, including Johnson & Johnson, where he has spent most of his career. He served as Group President of the Biopharmaceuticals Company at Johnson & Johnson, where he was responsible for the Johnson & Johnson Biotechnology, Immunology and Oncology business activities. Mr. Johnson also served as President of Eli Lilly & Company’s global oncology unit, following the company’s acquisition of ImClone Systems, Inc. in 2008, where he served as CEO and board member of administration of ImClone. John is also an experienced director having served on numerous boards of directors in industrial services, biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies. Mr. Johnson is currently Chairman of Autolus Therapeutics (AUTL) and a director of Xeris Biopharma Holdings, Inc. (XERS), Axogen (AXGN) and Verastem Oncology (VSTM).

Mr. Oristano commented, “Over the past few years, Reaction Biology has experienced exceptional growth by expanding its testing portfolio and geographic footprint around the world. I am convinced that under by John Johnson leadership, the Company will continue to build on its capabilities as a global leader in drug discovery. »

MM. Johnson, Connolly and Sohn added, “On behalf of the Board of Directors, we would like to thank Matt for his leadership and many contributions to the company over the past 18 years.

Investment in Reaction Biology continues Cobepa’s history of close partnerships with biopharmaceutical service providers, most recently as majority shareholder of BioAgilytix, a global CRO offering integrated bioanalytical solutions focused on large molecules, prior to its recapitalization majority by Cinven in December 2021. Mr. Johnson was a member of the board of directors of BioAgilytix during the period of Cobepa’s investment.

Golub Capital financed the transaction. William Blair & Co. acted as exclusive financial advisor to Reaction Biology, and Piper Sandler acted as exclusive financial advisor to Cobepa. White & Case LLP acted as legal counsel to Cobepa on the transaction.

About reaction biology
Founded in 2001, Reaction is a contract research organization (CRO) that provides a full range of drug discovery services to more than 1,800 biopharmaceutical customers worldwide. Reaction’s capabilities include functional biochemical assays, compound screening, a wide range of mechanistic and biophysical studies, and an extensive range of cellular assays. Reaction maintains one of the largest kinase assay panels in the world with over 750 unique assays. The company carries out more than 5,000 customer projects each year with its more than 2,000 validated tests. The Company has laboratory facilities at Malvern, Pennsylvaniaand Freiburg, Germanywith approximately 130 employees.

About Cobepa
With offices at new York, Brusselsand Munich, Cobepa SA (“Cobepa”) is a private investment company backed by European entrepreneurial families. Cobepa manages a diversified portfolio of private equity investments representing over $4.5 billion capital. Cobepa invests in leading companies with superior business models, sustainable market positions and leading management teams. Cobepa North America primarily focuses on investments in the healthcare, business services and technology services sectors, in companies that can benefit from an agile financial sponsor. For more information, visit www.cobepa.com.

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Growth of the ecological restoration market by 2022-2029 https://e-jemed.org/growth-of-the-ecological-restoration-market-by-2022-2029/ Wed, 16 Mar 2022 05:19:38 +0000 https://e-jemed.org/growth-of-the-ecological-restoration-market-by-2022-2029/ New Jersey, United States,- Market Research Intellect published research papers for “Global Ecological Restoration Market Report, Trends and Forecast 2022-2029, Insights by Company, Region, Product and Application”. The market production capacity, production volume, sales volume, sales, price and future Ecological restoration trend is explained. We will focus on the product features, product specifications, prices, sales […]]]>

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Recycling markets increase revenue for WM and others https://e-jemed.org/recycling-markets-increase-revenue-for-wm-and-others/ Tue, 22 Feb 2022 16:14:10 +0000 https://e-jemed.org/recycling-markets-increase-revenue-for-wm-and-others/ North America’s largest waste and recycling haulers reported rising revenues for 2021. | Photok/Shutterstock Soaring raw material prices led to a marked increase in recycling revenue for North America’s largest carriers last year. These companies say they will invest a lot of money in upgrading their MRFs in 2022. Waste Management, Republic Services, GFL Environmental, […]]]>

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Soaring raw material prices led to a marked increase in recycling revenue for North America’s largest carriers last year. These companies say they will invest a lot of money in upgrading their MRFs in 2022.

Waste Management, Republic Services, GFL Environmental, Waste Connections and Casella Waste Systems recorded recycling revenue increases of 49%, 42%, 36%, 137% and 20%, respectively.

Two of them, Waste Management (WM) and Casella, also reported a strong increase in profits from recycling. WM reported that its recycling revenue in 2021 improved by $186 million, and Casella reported that its recycling revenue more than doubled.

On a recent call with investors, John Morris, WM’s chief operating officer, said that in recycling, every quarter of 2021 “earned a place among our five most profitable quarters ever, and we anticipate an equally strong year in 2022. .”

Meanwhile, WM plans to invest up to $275 million in upgrades to its MRFs this year, and Casella announced an $18 million equipment upgrade project at its Boston MRF. .

Below are more details on the full year and fourth quarter 2021 financial results for the top five carriers.

Waste Management

The company’s recycling business generated revenue of $478 million in the fourth quarter, up 55% year-over-year, according to the company’s report. Press release. For the full year, the company reported revenue of $1.68 billion in 2021, up 49% from the prior year.

The company also found that its recycling business was more profitable. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) for the recycling business improved by $44 million in the fourth quarter compared to the prior year period, according to a press release. . For the full year, recycling EBITDA improved by $186 million compared to 2020.

“The improvement was driven by an increase in market prices for recycled raw materials and labor savings from the company’s investments in improved technology and equipment,” according to a report. Press release.

WM has spent heavily on capital improvements to its MRFs and plans to continue to spend heavily. In November, the company announced that it planned to spend $200 million in 2022 to install new technology, and in the latest release, WM has revised that capital expenditure estimate up to $275 million for 2022.

To date, WM says it has significantly automated sorting in four of its 49 single-stream MRFs.

From 2023 to 2025, WM plans to invest $525 million “to accelerate our investment in technology automation in a number of our single-stream facilities and to expand our recycling footprint, including in underserved markets” .

Investments in MRF technology are expected to save the company between $60 million and $70 million annually in labor costs, according to the statement. In one February 2 conference callJim Fish, CEO of WM, said the upgrades could eliminate 1,000 to 1,200 positions over a period of about four years.

“We’re not talking $200,000 jobs here,” Fish said. “But the high turnover, the high attrition that we’re really seeing in those jobs, I think, makes it the absolute right decision to walk away from those, especially at a time when we’re having such a hard time filling those positions.”

Meanwhile, WM says MRF retrofits produce more and better quality balls, helping it generate more revenue from commodity sales.

In total, WM estimates that MRF’s capital investments will have a payback period of approximately six years. This estimate assumes a weighted average commodity price of $125 per tonne in the future.

In 2021, WM saw a weighted average value of around $114 per ton. The average is currently around $115. For 2022, WM forecasts an average of $125 per ton.

WM also invests in systems that recover gas from landfills.

“These growth investments aim to strengthen WM’s leadership position in sustainability by increasing recycling volumes by more than 1.5 million tonnes and increasing renewable natural gas production by 21 million MMBtu. [million metric British thermal units] by 2026,” Fish said in a statement. “These investments will provide circular solutions to our customers and deliver environmental value to the communities we serve while delivering highly attractive returns to our shareholders.”

Recycling now represents more than 10% of WM’s total operating revenue. Overall, the company recorded revenues of $4.68 billion and $17.93 billion in the fourth quarter and full year 2021, up 15% and 18%, respectively.

Republic Services

The company’s recycling business generated $421 million in revenue in 2021, up 42% from 2020. For the fourth quarter, recycling business revenue totaled $110 million, up 36% year-over-year.

According to company annual reportthe average price of recycled raw materials (excluding glass and organic materials) was $187 per ton in 2021, compared to $96 per ton in 2020.

A Press release noted that the price of raw materials in the fourth quarter of 2021 averaged $218 per ton, up 98% year-over-year.

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A new varanid fossil from China supports the Asian origin of the Varanidae https://e-jemed.org/a-new-varanid-fossil-from-china-supports-the-asian-origin-of-the-varanidae/ Wed, 16 Feb 2022 17:33:50 +0000 https://e-jemed.org/a-new-varanid-fossil-from-china-supports-the-asian-origin-of-the-varanidae/ Fig. 1 Reconstruction of Archaeovaranus lii. Credit: IVPP A study based on a new fossil species of varanids from China shows that the transition from ancient Varaniformes to Varanus occurred in Asia and supports the Asian origin of Varanidae. The study was published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B February 7. It was […]]]>

Fig. 1 Reconstruction of Archaeovaranus lii. Credit: IVPP

A study based on a new fossil species of varanids from China shows that the transition from ancient Varaniformes to Varanus occurred in Asia and supports the Asian origin of Varanidae.

The study was published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B February 7. It was conducted by researchers from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and their collaborators from the United Kingdom and Switzerland.

The lizard family Varanidae, whose Chinese name literally means giant lizard, is one of the most successful groups of lizards. Its single extant genus Varanus includes more than 80 living species currently distributed across Africa, Asia, and Australia, along with a few close fossil relatives.

It is commonly believed that the Varanidae originated from the Late Cretaceous Varaniformes of Eurasia, with well-preserved fossils reported from the Late Cretaceous of the Gobi Desert of Mongolia and China.

However, the origin of the genus Varanus has been the subject of great debate, with Asian, African and Gondwanan hypotheses proposed. The first definitive fossils of Varanus come from the early Neogene.

Bridging the gap between the Upper Cretaceous and the Neogene, the Paleogene is then the key period of the transition from Varaniformes to Varanus. However, the only well-represented fossils from this key era are the Saniwa skeletons from North America where Varanus does not currently exist, thus further obscuring the evolutionary history of the Varanidae.

Fig. 2 Holotype of Archaeovaranus lii from the Eocene of the Liguanqiao Basin. Credit: IVPP

The new varanid fossil from China, Archaeovaranus lii, was excavated by a research group led by Professor Wang Yuanqing of the IVPP from the Lower Eocene of Liguanqiao Basin in Hubei Province in 2008.

Archaeovaranus was about a meter long. It shares many features with Varanus, such as its elongated snout, intramandibular joint, and precondylar constriction, but it also differs from Varanus in its open subolfactory canal and orbit, palatal teeth, and a lesser degree of coracoid fenestration.

What is most characteristic of Archaeovaranus is the similar length of the fore and hind limbs (not counting the manus and pes). In contrast, the hind limb of Varanus is obviously longer than its forelimb.

A new varanid fossil from China supports the Asian origin of the Varanidae

Fig. 3 Varaniforme phylogeny (a) and geographic location of Varaniforme fossils (b): Archaeovaranus lii is the closest relative of the genus Varanus. Credit: IVPP

Such a body proportion suggests that Archaeovaranus employed specialized locomotion at least different from that of contemporary North American Saniwa. The individual Archaeovaranus represented by the fossil had matured sexually at age five and died at age 16.

Archaeovaranus also highlights the evolution of some food-related characters within the Varanidae family. From stem varanids to Varanus, opening the orbit increased feeding efficiency, while closing the subolfactory canal helped counteract the increasing stress created by opening the orbit. Meanwhile, retention of palatal teeth in Archaeovaranus suggests a complicated history of tongue function, from prey transition in other lizards to chemosensation in Varanus.


Long-lost lizard ‘rediscovered’ on Papua New Guinea island


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Liping Dong et al, A new varanid lizard (Reptilia, Squamata) from the early Eocene of China, Royal Society B Philosophical Transactions: Biological Sciences (2022). DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2021.0041

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The global biological control market is expected to grow by USD 2.00 billion during the period 2022-2026, growing at a CAGR of 12.52% during the forecast period https://e-jemed.org/the-global-biological-control-market-is-expected-to-grow-by-usd-2-00-billion-during-the-period-2022-2026-growing-at-a-cagr-of-12-52-during-the-forecast-period/ Wed, 16 Feb 2022 10:02:00 +0000 https://e-jemed.org/the-global-biological-control-market-is-expected-to-grow-by-usd-2-00-billion-during-the-period-2022-2026-growing-at-a-cagr-of-12-52-during-the-forecast-period/ ReportLinker Global Biological Control Market 2022-2026 Analyst is monitoring the Biological Control Market and it is poised to grow by USD 2.00 Billion during the period 2022-2026, growing at a CAGR of 12. New York, 16 Feb. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the publication of the report “Global Biological Control Market 2022-2026” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p06229608/?utm_source=GNW […]]]>

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The decline of the bumblebee shows how we are wrong about conservation https://e-jemed.org/the-decline-of-the-bumblebee-shows-how-we-are-wrong-about-conservation/ Thu, 03 Feb 2022 11:03:17 +0000 https://e-jemed.org/the-decline-of-the-bumblebee-shows-how-we-are-wrong-about-conservation/ Ino time of unprecedented species extinction, while seemingly every day brings news of another animal or plant on the brink of population collapse, one of the creatures upon which society depends most is fading without drum or trumpet: the humble neighboring bumblebee. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, 12 out of 50 […]]]>

Ino time of unprecedented species extinction, while seemingly every day brings news of another animal or plant on the brink of population collapse, one of the creatures upon which society depends most is fading without drum or trumpet: the humble neighboring bumblebee. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, 12 out of 50 bumblebee species in North America are listed as at risk, with some declining by nearly 90 percent over the past two decades.

As a passionate beekeeper and environmental journalist, I do not take lightly the place of bees in the world of pollinators. But while there has been a lot of noise for bees in recent years, there has been less angst for bumblebees. While their popular counterpart is making a comeback, several bumblebee species are now threatened with extinction. This contrast of fates says a lot about the different environmental pressures facing the two types of bees, but it also says a lot about our own misconceptions about conservation.

There is no single cause to blame for the decline of these bumblebee species. Like so many other species sliding into non-existence, insects have suffered from an amalgam of habitat loss and degradation, exposure to pesticides – especially the neuro-active insecticides known as of neonicotinoids — climate change and, more recently, contagious diseases.

However, it is not too late to save endangered pollinators. For proof, just look at the example of bees.

When beekeepers began reporting years ago that domesticated bees were dying off in large numbers – a phenomenon now known as colony collapse disorder – it sparked a massive public awareness campaign. And for good reason. Bees serve a vital purpose in our world, and their feats and challenges are well known by this point, including providing one of the most delicious gifts on earth: honey. Even for the casual observer, it is easy to see what is at stake in the fight to save bees. Today, we are constantly alert to indicators of their health – their numbers, their care, their ecology. Every time I mention to someone that I am a beekeeper, I am greeted with such disarming benevolence that it is sometimes shocking.

But bumblebees don’t have such good word of mouth. Maybe it’s because we apparently don’t need anything from them – or them from us, except to be left alone to their fields and flowers.

Except that’s not entirely true.

Bumblebees offer us a bounty. They are responsible for doing the majority of pollinate for potatoes, one of the most widely available foods in the world. Insects are also important pollinators of raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, tomatoes, eggplants and peppers. And let’s not forget the garden of the house, a delight for bumblebees, with their preference for comfrey, lavender and honeysuckle. The list could go on even longer. The 4,000 species of wild bees remain “understudied, undervalued and ignored,” Center for Biological Diversity scientist Jess Tyler told me in an email. Yet we depend on them to pollinate wild plants around the world. (Other little-known pollinators — bats, moths, beetles, and native bees and wasps around the world — are also essential workers in our food systems and ecologies. There probably wouldn’t be tequila without it. the few species of bats who, at dusk, visit the agave plants.)

But in many ways, all the talk about what bees can do for we misses the point. I believe there needs to be space for non-transactional relationships between humans and the natural world – an idea that is at the heart of endangered species law. We must be willing to protect a species for its own sake, for no other reason than to conserve as much of the world’s biodiversity as we can muster.

And if we’re going to be completely honest about it, we don’t even know what many creatures in the world can offer us, and that’s okay. We merge with the forces of nature when we think animal A must provide us with something B; we may be missing a whole alphabet between the two.

I believe there needs to be space for non-transactional relationships between humans and the natural world – an idea that is at the heart of endangered species law.

To this end, it is imperative that more research and funding be devoted to understanding what can be done about species decline, especially those driven by disease and pesticide exposure. Already, there are encouraging signs. Recent research shows decrease in the use of pesticides attracts more wild bees, resulting in higher yields of watermelon. And the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law by President Joe Biden last November includes funding to be set aside for roadside pollinators.

However, the most critical step in protecting endangered bumblebee species will be placing them on the endangered species list. Last February, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Bombus Pollinator Association of Law Students of Albany Law School filed a petition do just that for the American Bumblebee, Bombus pensylvanicus. In September, the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced a one-year status assessment for the species. Unfortunately, however, the Fish and Wildlife Service is often behind schedule in listing species; a petition filed in 2015 to list western bumblebee is still classified as “under review” six years later.

“Whether a species like the American bumblebee or the western bumblebee or the monarch butterfly is protected depends on the will and courage of the government to take bold action to fight species extinction,” Tyler said.

If bumblebee populations continue to decline, most certainly we will suffer. The bee may get all the glory, but the bumblebee deserves our fight.


Carly Nairn is a beekeeper and freelance environmental journalist.

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Aviva Systems Biology Corporation (US), Genetex (US), Novus Biologicals (US) – Oxford Spokesperson https://e-jemed.org/aviva-systems-biology-corporation-us-genetex-us-novus-biologicals-us-oxford-spokesperson/ Fri, 28 Jan 2022 23:21:54 +0000 https://e-jemed.org/aviva-systems-biology-corporation-us-genetex-us-novus-biologicals-us-oxford-spokesperson/ The research report titled Global IGHG4 Antibody Industry 2021 presents an analytical study of the global IGHG4 Antibody market, including a detailed analysis of the current and historic performance of the IGHG4 Antibody market worldwide. The competitive landscape of the IGHG4 Antibody industry is also assessed in this research study. The analyst added his own […]]]>

The research report titled Global IGHG4 Antibody Industry 2021 presents an analytical study of the global IGHG4 Antibody market, including a detailed analysis of the current and historic performance of the IGHG4 Antibody market worldwide. The competitive landscape of the IGHG4 Antibody industry is also assessed in this research study. The analyst added his own perspective and did some primary research to get accurate data.

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Aviva Systems Biology Corporation (USA), Genetex (USA), Novus Biologicals (USA), St John’s Laboratory Ltd (UK), Proteintech (USA), USBiological (USA), Biobyt (UK)

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The report categorizes the global IGHG4 antibody market into different segments on the basis of several verticals. It also categorizes the market based on the geographical distribution of the IGHG4 antibody market. Each market segment is then analyzed taking into account its contribution in terms of volume produced (in kilotonnes) and the revenues it generates (in US$).

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Biopharmaceutical companies, hospitals, bioscience research institutes, others.

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BP fined $100,000 over gasoline spills in suburban Seattle pipeline https://e-jemed.org/bp-fined-100000-over-gasoline-spills-in-suburban-seattle-pipeline/ Fri, 28 Jan 2022 14:21:06 +0000 https://e-jemed.org/bp-fined-100000-over-gasoline-spills-in-suburban-seattle-pipeline/ OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Department of Ecology is penalizing British Petroleum $100,000 for two gasoline spills from the Olympic pipeline in a Seattle suburb. BP carried out construction work on the Olympic Pipeline in Woodinville on February 21, 2020, and after completing a phase of the work, the pipeline has returned to normal […]]]>

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Department of Ecology is penalizing British Petroleum $100,000 for two gasoline spills from the Olympic pipeline in a Seattle suburb.

BP carried out construction work on the Olympic Pipeline in Woodinville on February 21, 2020, and after completing a phase of the work, the pipeline has returned to normal operating pressure, ecology officials said in a statement Thursday. Press.

The next day, according to officials, someone smelled fuel, contacted BP and the line was closed. The spilled gasoline was contained at the scene, Ecology said.

BP checked a similar construction site to the north and confirmed there was more spilled gasoline. About 67.4 gallons of gasoline reached state waters, Ecology said. The contractors removed the contaminated groundwater and the leak was repaired.

According to Ecology, the spills were caused by BP improperly tightening the fittings and not performing a leak check at normal operating pressure. After the leaks were discovered, BP did not conduct a pre-entry site safety assessment, as required, and did not provide timely notification of the water spill, Ecology said.


BP has 30 days to appeal the sanction to the Pollution Control Hearings Board.

A BP spokesperson said in an email that Olympic Pipe Line Company LLC – operated by BP Pipelines (North America) Inc. – took these incidents seriously, continues to learn from them and is evaluating whether it will appeal the penalty.

Gasoline is highly flammable, toxic to aquatic life and presents significant safety issues if released, Ecology said.

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New study suggests ‘missing billions of years’ in ‘Snowball Earth’ glacier-engraved rock record https://e-jemed.org/new-study-suggests-missing-billions-of-years-in-snowball-earth-glacier-engraved-rock-record/ Thu, 27 Jan 2022 13:37:17 +0000 https://e-jemed.org/new-study-suggests-missing-billions-of-years-in-snowball-earth-glacier-engraved-rock-record/ A view of the Grand Canyon from the South Rim in Arizona. AFP via Getty Images “The Great Discordance” has puzzled geologists since it was first described nearly 150 years ago. It is an erosional surface found worldwide, but best exposed at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, where the 500 million year old Paleozoic […]]]>

“The Great Discordance” has puzzled geologists since it was first described nearly 150 years ago. It is an erosional surface found worldwide, but best exposed at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, where the 500 million year old Paleozoic Tapeats Sandstone directly overlies the 1 year old Proterozoic Vishnu Shale. .4 to 1.8 billion years, which represents a difference. between 100 million and 1 billion years old in Earth’s rock records.

Research has shown the complex story behind this missing time gap, and theories range from the break-up of an ancient supercontinent, causing tectonic uplift and erosion, to a drastic change in Earth’s climate and climate cycle. ‘alteration.

According to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencesabout five kilometers (3 miles) of rock strata were carved out by ancient glaciers during the planet’s cryogenic (“Snowball Earth”) period about 700 to 635 million years ago.

“The fact that sedimentary rocks from this period are missing so many places has been one of the most puzzling features of the rock record,” said C. Brenhin Keller, assistant professor of earth sciences at Dartmouth College and principal investigator on the study. “With these results, the model is starting to make a lot more sense.”

“It was a fascinating time in Earth’s history,” said Kalin McDannell, postdoctoral researcher and lead author of the paper. “The Great Unconformity sets the stage for the Cambrian Explosion of Life, which has always been puzzling because it is so abrupt in the fossil record – geological and evolutionary processes are generally gradual.”

Research by C. B. Keller in 2019 first proposed that widespread erosion by continental ice sheets during the Cryogenic Glacial Interval caused the rock loss. This was based on geochemical proxies that suggested large amounts of mass erosion corresponded to the Snowball Earth period.

“The new research verifies and advances the results of the previous study,” Keller said. “Here we provide independent evidence of rock cooling and miles of exhumation during the Cryogenic Period across much of North America.”

The study is based on a detailed interpretation of the thermochronology to take stock.

Thermochronology allows researchers to estimate the temperature that mineral crystals experience over time as well as their position in the continental crust based on a particular cooling path. These histories can provide evidence of when the missing rock was removed and when rocks currently exposed on the surface may have been excavated.

The researchers used several measurements from previously published thermochronometric data taken at four North American locations. The areas, called cratons, are parts of the continent that are chemically and physically stable and where plate tectonic activity would not have been common at that time.

Running simulations that looked for the time-temperature path experienced by rocks, the research recorded a widespread signal of rapid, large-scale cooling that corresponds to about 2-3 miles of erosion during the Snowball Earth glaciations at the interior of North America.

“While other studies have used thermochronology to question glacial origin, a global phenomenon like the Great Unconformity requires global assessment,” McDannell said. “Glaciation is the simplest explanation for erosion over a large area during the Snowball Earth period, as ice sheets were thought to cover most of North America at that time and could be effective excavators Rock.”

According to the research team, the competing theory that tectonic activity carved out the missing rock was advanced in 2021 when a separate research group questioned whether ancient glaciers were eroding enough to cause the mass loss of rock. Although this research also used thermochronology, it applied an alternative technique to a single tectonically active location and suggested that the erosion occurred before Snowball Earth.

“The underlying concept is quite simple: something removed a lot of rock, which resulted in a lot of missing time,” Keller said. “Our research demonstrates that only glacial erosion could be responsible at this scale.”

According to the researchers, the new findings also help explain the links between rock erosion and the emergence of complex organisms around 530 million years ago during the Cambrian explosion. Erosion during the Snowball Earth period is thought to have deposited nutrient-rich sediments into the ocean that may have provided a fertile environment for the building blocks of complex life.

The study notes that the two hypotheses for how the rock eroded are not mutually exclusive – it is possible that tectonics and glaciation contributed to the disruption of the global Earth system during the formation of the Great Discrepancy. However, it appears that only glaciation can explain the erosion in the center of the continent, far from the tectonic margins.

“The fact that there was tectonic erosion along the craton margins does not rule out glaciation,” McDannell said. “The unconformities are composite features, and our work suggests that cryogenic erosion was a key contributor, but it is possible that both earlier and later erosion were involved in the formation of the unconformity surface at different locations. overall review will tell us more.”

This is the first research that uses their thermochronological modeling approach to study a time period that extends well beyond a billion years. Going forward, the team will repeat their work on other continents, where they hope to further test these hypotheses about how the Great Unconformity was created and preserved.

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New research strengthens link between glaciers and Earth’s ‘Great Unconformity’ https://e-jemed.org/new-research-strengthens-link-between-glaciers-and-earths-great-unconformity/ Tue, 25 Jan 2022 22:31:54 +0000 https://e-jemed.org/new-research-strengthens-link-between-glaciers-and-earths-great-unconformity/ The researchers used thermochronometric data from four North American sites to determine the cause of the “Great Unconformity”, a massive loss of rock around 700 million years ago. Credit: Kalin McDannell According to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The research presents the latest findings from a debate over the […]]]>

The researchers used thermochronometric data from four North American sites to determine the cause of the “Great Unconformity”, a massive loss of rock around 700 million years ago. Credit: Kalin McDannell

According to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The research presents the latest findings from a debate over the causes of Earth’s ‘Great Unconformity’ – a time interval in the geological record associated with the erosion of rocks up to 3 miles thick in regions of the whole world.

“The fact that so many places lack sedimentary rocks from this period has been one of the most puzzling features of rock records,” said C. Brenhin Keller, assistant professor of Earth sciences and senior researcher on the study. “With these results, the model is starting to make a lot more sense.”

The massive amount of missing rock known as the Great Unconformity was first named in the Grand Canyon in the late 1800s. The remarkable geological feature is visible where rock layers from distant eras are taken into sandwich, and it is often identified where rocks with fossils lie directly above those without fossils.

“It was a fascinating time in Earth’s history,” said Kalin McDannell, postdoctoral researcher at Dartmouth and lead author of the paper. “The Great Unconformity sets the stage for the Cambrian Explosion of Life, which has always been puzzling because it is so abrupt in the fossil record – geological and evolutionary processes are generally gradual.”

For more than a century, researchers have sought to explain the cause of missing geological time.

Over the past five years, two opposing theories have emerged: the first explains that the rock was carved out by ancient glaciers during the Snowball Earth period around 700 to 635 million years ago. The other focuses on a series of plate tectonic events over a much longer period during the assembly and break-up of the supercontinent Rodinia around 1 billion to 550 million years ago.

Research by Keller in 2019 proposed for the first time that widespread erosion by continental ice sheets during the cryogenic glacial interval caused rock loss. This was based on geochemical proxies that suggested large amounts of mass erosion corresponded to the Snowball Earth period.

“The new research verifies and advances the results of the previous study,” Keller said. “Here we provide independent evidence of rock cooling and miles of exhumation during the Cryogenic Period across much of North America.”

The study is based on a detailed interpretation of the thermochronology to take stock.

Thermochronology allows researchers to estimate the temperature that mineral crystals undergo over time as well as their position in the continental crust given a particular thermal structure. These histories can provide evidence of when the missing rock was removed and when rocks currently exposed on the surface may have been excavated.

New research strengthens link between glaciers and Earth's 'Great Unconformity'

In Colorado’s Ladder Canyon, rocks that differ in age by about a billion years come together across the Great Unconformity. Credit: C. Brenhin Keller

The researchers used several measurements from previously published thermochronometric data taken at four North American locations. The areas, called cratons, are parts of the continent that are chemically and physically stable and where plate tectonic activity would not have been common at that time.

Running simulations that looked for the time-temperature path experienced by rocks, the research recorded a widespread signal of rapid, large-scale cooling that corresponds to about 2-3 miles of erosion during the Snowball Earth glaciations at the interior of North America.

“While other studies have used thermochronology to question glacial origin, a global phenomenon like the Great Unconformity requires global assessment,” McDannell said. “Glaciation is the simplest explanation for erosion over a large area during the Snowball Earth period, as ice sheets were thought to cover most of North America at that time and could be effective excavators Rock.”

According to the research team, the competing theory that tectonic activity carved out the missing rock was advanced in 2020 when a separate research group questioned whether ancient glaciers were erosive enough to cause the massive loss of rock. Although this research also used thermochronology, it applied an alternative technique to a single tectonically active location and suggested that the erosion occurred before Snowball Earth.

“The underlying concept is quite simple: something removed a lot of rock, which resulted in a lot of missing time,” Keller said. “Our research demonstrates that only glacial erosion could be responsible at this scale.”

According to the researchers, the new findings also help explain the links between rock erosion and the emergence of complex organisms around 530 million years ago during the Cambrian explosion. Erosion during the Snowball Earth period is thought to have deposited nutrient-rich sediments into the ocean that may have provided a fertile environment for the building blocks of complex life.

The study notes that the two hypotheses for how the rock eroded are not mutually exclusive – it is possible that tectonics and glaciation contributed to the disruption of the global Earth system during the formation of the Great Discrepancy. However, it appears that only glaciation can explain the erosion in the center of the continent, far from the tectonic margins.

“Ultimately, with respect to the Great Discordance, the generally accepted reconstruction(s) of a more concentrated equatorial packing of the Rodinian continents, together with the unique environmental conditions of the Neoproterozoic, may have turned out to be a period of geological serendipity unlike most other in Earth’s history,” the research paper states.

According to the team, this is the first research that uses their thermochronological modeling approach to study a time period that extends well beyond a billion years. Going forward, the team will repeat their work on other continents, where they hope to further test these hypotheses about how the Great Discord was created and preserved.

According to the team, resolving differences in research is key to understanding early Earth history and the interconnectedness of climatic, tectonic and biogeochemical processes.

“The fact that there was tectonic erosion along the craton margins does not rule out glaciation,” McDannell said. “The unconformities are composite features, and our work suggests that cryogenic erosion was a key contributor, but it is possible that both earlier and later erosion were involved in the formation of the unconformity surface at different locations. overall review will tell us more.”

William Guenthner of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Peter Zeitler of Lehigh University; and David Shuster of the University of California, Berkeley and the Berkeley Geochronology Center co-authored the paper.


Researchers suggest missing crustal layer can be blamed on ‘Snowball Earth’


More information:
Kalin T. McDannell et al, Thermochronological Constraints on the Origin of the Great Unconformity, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2022). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2118682119

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