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February 5, 2016

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

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

Jan. 14, 2016 — Soil frost is a nearly universal process in the Arctic. In a recent dissertation, it is shown that the frequency and extent of soil frost is important for the release of the greenhouse gas carbon ... read more

Maximizing Sea Life's Ability to Reduce Atmospheric Carbon May Help Combat Climate Change

Jan. 13, 2016 — New research on West Antarctic seabed life reveals that the remote region of the South Orkney Islands is a carbon sink hotspot. The findings suggest that this recently designated (and world's ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — Humanity has become a geological force that is able to suppress the beginning of the next ice age, a study shows. Cracking the code of glacial inception, scientists have found the relation of ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — Ice sheets may be containing vast reservoirs of methane, adding a new concern regarding rapid ice sheet retreat, report scientists. This is the first comprehensive study that shows that there is a ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — The world's largest canyon may lie under the Antarctic ice sheet, according to analysis of satellite data by a team of ... read more

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