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February 9, 2016

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February 9, 2016

Jan. 29, 2016 — There is a growing debate over the fate of the world's largest ice sheet, whose sudden melting is sending shockwaves throughout the geophysics community. Researchers contend that by studying ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — Hydrothermal activity along the mid-ocean ridge system suggests that the release of molten rock, or magma, in response to changes in sea level plays a significant role in the earth's ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — Most of Europe has experienced strong summer warming over the course of the past several decades, accompanied by severe heat waves in 2003, 2010 and 2015. New research now puts the current warmth in ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — Scientists plumbing the depths of the central equatorial Pacific Ocean have found ancient sediments suggesting that one proposed way to mitigate climate warming -- fertilizing the oceans with iron to ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — The species Amphilagus tomidai was recently discovered - an ancestor of the rabbit which lived in present-day Siberia during the Miocene, about 14 million years ago. The discovery of this mammal, ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — To date, research on the effects of climate change has underestimated the contribution of seawater expansion to sea level rise due to warming of the oceans. A team of researchers has now ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Among the Pueblo Indians of northern New Mexico, disease didn't break out until nearly a century after their first contact with Europeans, following the establishment of mission churches in the ... read more

Melting Greenland Ice Sheet May Affect Global Ocean Circulation, Future Climate

Jan. 22, 2016 — Scientists have determined that the influx of fresh water from the Greenland ice sheet is 'freshening' the North Atlantic Ocean and could disrupt the Atlantic Meridional Overturning ... read more

New Gravity Dataset Will Help Unveil the Antarctic Continent

Jan. 22, 2016 — A unique dataset of gravity anomalies has been released for Antarctica representing a significant step forward in the investigation of the largest ice-covered continent on ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — The same geologic forces that stitched the supercontinent Pangea together also helped form the ancient coal beds that powered the Industrial Revolution, report ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — New research has quantified the change in regional extremes in a world where global average temperatures have risen by two degrees ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — The Tibetan Plateau has long been seen as a “hotspot” for international environmental research, and there have been fears that water supplies in the major Asian rivers would drastically decline ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — A new method is being applied to determine whether specific climate impacts can be traced to human-caused emissions. The past century has seen a 0.8°C (1.4°F) increase in average global ... read more

Winter Weather Walking: How to Safely Get Around in Snow, Ice

Jan. 19, 2016 — Winter precipitation can bring an increased risk for slips and falls on the ice and snow. An expert recommends some simple steps to minimize fall ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — Early human agriculture cancelled natural cooling of Earth's climate, new ice core data and other evidence confirm. Earth naturally cycles between cool glacial periods and warmer interglacial ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — Scientists are looking for life in an area of Antarctica that is thought to be the place on Earth that most closely resembles the permafrost found in the northern polar region of Mars, at the Phoenix ... read more

Living Fossils and Rare Corals Revealed

Jan. 19, 2016 — A team of researchers has published their analysis of data, specimens, photographs and video footage collected in 2009, when they sent a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to a depth of 800 meters ... read more

Jan. 18, 2016 — Around 720-640 million years ago, much of the Earth's surface was covered in ice during a glaciation that lasted millions of years. Explosive underwater volcanoes were a major feature of this ... read more

Jan. 15, 2016 — Climate change increases the danger of falling rocks in the Alps and other mountain regions, adding to existing risks for mountain ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — A new study measured a melt rate that is 25 times higher than expected on one part of the Ross Ice Shelf. The study suggests that high, localized melt rates such as this one on Antarctica's ... read more

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