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July 7, 2015

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July 7, 2015

Boreal Peatlands Not a Global Warming Time Bomb

June 10, 2015 — To some scientists studying climate change, boreal peatlands are considered a potential ticking time bomb. With huge stores of carbon in peat, the fear is that rising global temperatures could cause ... read more

Flash Flood Risks Increase as Storm Peak Downpours Intensify

June 8, 2015 — Thirty-year weather records from 79 locations across Australia reveal peak downpours during storms are intensifying at warmer temperatures across all climate zones, leading to greater flash flood ... read more

Weathering, River Discharge Surprisingly Constant During Ice Age Cycles

June 8, 2015 — Contrary to expectations, weathering rates over the past two million years have remained constant through glacial cycles, new research shows. Scientists are interested in the rates of these chemical ... read more

Interruption of Gulf Stream May Lead to Large Cooling in Europe

June 4, 2015 — A new record of past climate change shows that a warm climate in northern Europe can be hit by a sudden cooling associated with an interruption of the North Atlantic Ocean circulation and the Gulf ... read more

NASA's Operation IceBridge Concludes 2015 Arctic Campaign

June 3, 2015 — Operation IceBridge wrapped up its seventh Arctic deployment on May 21, when NASA's C-130 research aircraft with the mission's researchers and instruments on board departed Thule Air Base ... read more

June 3, 2015 — Each summer, Greenland's ice sheet -- the world's second-largest expanse of ice, measuring three times the size of Texas -- begins to melt. Pockets of melting ice form hundreds of large, ... read more

Climate-Change Sceptics Are More Ambivalent Than We Thought

June 2, 2015 — Using a brand new survey method, researchers have asked a broad spectrum of people in Norway about their thoughts on climate change. The answers are quite ... read more

June 1, 2015 — Researchers looking for carbon in equatorial ice cores have found diatoms, a type of algae. Their presence is evidence of what the landscape around the Andes in Peru might have been like more than a ... read more

June 1, 2015 — In northwestern Greenland, glaciers flow from the main ice sheet to the ocean in see-sawing seasonal patterns. The ice generally flows faster in the summer than in winter, and the ends of glaciers, ... read more

May 28, 2015 — A new study shows how huge influxes of fresh water into the North Atlantic Ocean from icebergs calving off North America during the last ice age had an unexpected effect -- they increased the ... read more

Ancient DNA Sheds Light on How Past Environments Affected Ancient Populations

May 28, 2015 — For the first time, a study shows that epigenetic marks on DNA can be detected in a large number of ancient human remains, which may lead to further understanding about the effects of famine and ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Scientists have reconstructed the climatic development of the Arctic Ocean during the Cretaceous period, 145 to 66 million years ago. At that time the poles were devoid of ice and average ... read more

May 27, 2015 — If greenhouse-gas emissions continue to rise, glaciers in the Everest region of the Himalayas could experience dramatic change in the decades to come. Researchers have found Everest glaciers could be ... read more

Evolution of the Antarctic Ice Sheet

May 26, 2015 — A new light has been shed on the stability of the Antarctic ice sheet. It shows for the first time that ice rises (pinning points that keep the floating parts of ice sheets in place) are formed ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Scientists have observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica. The ice loss in the region is so large that it causes small changes in the gravity field of the ... read more

May 21, 2015 — The 'sailing' stones of Death Valley in California are famous for apparently moving by themselves, with the phenomenon not being exclusive to this North American desert but also occurring ... read more

Birds of the Ice Age Give Clues How Today's Birds Will Adapt

May 21, 2015 — A new study focusing on the birds of the Ice Age has shed light on the long term response of birds to climate ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Spring visitors to Great Smoky Mountains or the Blue Ridge Parkway will see ridges and valleys covered in flowering mountain laurels, rhododendrons, tulip poplars, dogwoods, black locusts and ... read more

Study Highlights Ways to Boost Weather, Climate Predictions

May 18, 2015 — Long range weather forecasts and climate change projections could be significantly boosted by advances in our understanding of the relationship between layers of the Earth's atmosphere -- the ... read more

May 18, 2015 — The grounding of a giant iceberg in Antarctica has provided a unique real-life experiment that has revealed the vulnerability of marine ecosystems to sudden changes in sea-ice cover. Scientists have ... read more

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