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September 29, 2016

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September 29, 2016

Sep. 15, 2016 — For more than 20 million years, the ups and downs of diversity in terrestrial large mammals were determined by primary production, i.e. net production of plant biomass. This pattern changed with the ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — A new study finds a trend toward earlier sea ice melt in the spring and later ice growth in the fall across all 19 polar bear populations, which can negatively impact the feeding and breeding ... read more

Land-Based Food Not Nutritionally Sufficient for Wild Polar Bears, According to New Study

Sep. 13, 2016 — On average, a polar bear loses up to 30 percent of its total body mass while fasting during the open-water season. Although some scientists previously believed land-based foods could supplement the ... read more

Sep. 12, 2016 — Stalagmites rising from the floor of a cave in southern Indiana may contain traces of past earthquakes in the region, according to a new ... read more

Sep. 6, 2016 — Operation IceBridge, NASA's airborne survey of polar ice, is flying in Greenland for the second time this year, to observe the impact of the summer melt season on the ice ... read more

Sep. 6, 2016 — European earthworms invading the forests of North America are responsible for a decline in species diversity in the forest understory. Scientists have now been able to demonstrate this general ... read more

Sep. 6, 2016 — By comparing the timing of the evolution of thorns on about 2,000 woody tree species in southern Africa and the time that antelopes arrived in Africa, a group of scientists found that trees like ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — Less than one year after President Barack Obama announced a White House Arctic Initiative that included better mapping of the area, a team of researchers has released the first-ever publicly ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — New research suggests that Africa has gradually become wetter over the past 1.3 million years -- instead of drier as was thought ... read more

Subantarctic Seabed Creatures Shed New Light on Past Climate

Sep. 1, 2016 — It takes thousands of years for seabed communities to recover from major glaciation events, new research suggests. The study focused on the seas around South Georgia in the south ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — The release of methane from the seafloor was much slower than previously thought during a rapid global warming event 56 million years ago, report ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — Climate change was less important for technological innovation among Stone Age humans than previously ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — Over the past decades, the northward drift of sea ice surrounding Antarctica has strengthened. This not only has increased the extent of the sea ice, but also has freshened the sea water around the ... read more

Aug. 31, 2016 — Methane is stored under the sea floor, concentrated in form of hydrates, crystalline ice structures that stay stable under high pressure and in low temperatures. Several studies suggest that as the ... read more

Aug. 30, 2016 — Historic changes to Antarctic sea ice could be unraveled using a new technique, say scientists. The new method builds on an existing technique developed over the last 10 years, which identified a ... read more

Aug. 29, 2016 — New research shows that a nanometer-thin layer of water between two charged surfaces exhibits ice-like tendencies that allow it to withstand pressures of hundreds of atmospheres. The discovery could ... read more

'Anthropocene': Potential New Geological Time Interval

Aug. 29, 2016 — The Working Group on the 'Anthropocene' (AWG) will provide its summary of evidence and its provisional recommendations on a potential new geological time ... read more

Aug. 24, 2016 — Scientists have used historical records and climate simulations to examine snowfall trends in Antarctica. They found that the effect of rising temperatures on snowfall has so far been overshadowed by ... read more

Climate Analysis Makes Sense of Antarctic Puzzle

Aug. 24, 2016 — Researchers caution that global warming signals are being masked by random weather variations and report that the human influence on snowfall levels will become detectable within the next few ... read more

Aug. 24, 2016 — Earth scientists have untangled the curious landscape of China's Tarim Basin using a model simulation of ancient events. Despite lying in arid desert and being the site of rapidly growing, ... read more

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