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May 4, 2016

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May 4, 2016

Citizen Scientists Collected Rare Ice Data, Confirm Warming Since Industrial Revolution

Apr. 26, 2016 — In 1442, Shinto priests in Japan began keeping records of the freeze dates of a nearby lake, while in 1693 Finnish merchants started recording breakup dates on a local river. Together they create the ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — Most stream-resident fish stay throughout winter despite the ice. Researchers have made this discovery by tagging trout and sculpins with transponders to follow fish migration. Fish’s general state ... read more

Paperbark Tree to Unlock Climate Change

Apr. 22, 2016 — Synonymous with the Australian landscape, the paperbark tree is most recognized for its distinctive bark, but it is the leaves that have found themselves at the center of research which could provide ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — A new study reveals that volcanic activity associated with the plate-tectonic movement of continents may be responsible for climatic shifts from hot to cold over tens and hundreds of millions of ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — Sea ice physicists are anticipating that the sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean this summer may shrink to the record low of 2012. The scientists made this projection after evaluating current satellite ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Scientists can read old descriptions of eruptions and analyze ash deposits captured in polar ice, but consistently estimating the climate impact of past eruptions has been difficult. A new technique ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — A study undertaken by scientists to understand swimming behavior in polar bears is showing an increase in this behavior related to changes in the amount and location of summer sea ice. The pattern of ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — Continental shifting may have acted as a natural mechanism for extreme carbon ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — Contemporary chronicles, archaeological studies and physical evidence all point to severe climatic changes and ensuing social crises in the middle of the 6th century. New data from ice cores suggest ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — Researchers have taken a fresh look at words for snow, taking on an urban legend referred to by some as 'the great Eskimo vocabulary ... read more

Satellite Images Reveal Dramatic Tropical Glacier Retreat

Apr. 13, 2016 — Scientists use high resolution satellite imagery to provide a decadal study of ablation of equatorial glaciers in West Papua. The images taken from the Pleaides satellites reveal that the formerly ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — A sticky spot the size of a small island once slowed down a large ice stream. It was comprised of gas hydrates, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — The massive icefield that feeds Alaska's Mendenhall Glacier may be gone by 2200 if warming trend predictions hold ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — A new article has apparently solved an age-old riddle of how constituent continents were arranged in two Precambrian supercontinents -- then known as Nuna-Columbia and Rodinia. It's a finding ... read more

When Life Returned After a Volcanic Mass Extinction

Apr. 8, 2016 — A new study used fossils and mercury isotopes from volcanic gas deposited in ancient proto-Pacific Ocean sediment deposits in Nevada to determine when life recovered following the end-Triassic mass ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — Researchers have found that climate models are aggressively making clouds 'brighter' as the planet warms. This may be causing models to underestimate how much global warming will occur due ... read more

Six to 10 Million Years Ago: Ice-Free Summers at the North Pole

Apr. 7, 2016 — A new window has been opened into the climate history of the Arctic Ocean. Using unique sediment samples from the Lomonosov Ridge, the researchers found that six to 10 million years ago the central ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Erosion by melt-driven streams during summers on Greenland's ice sheet during shapes landscapes similarly to, but much faster than, rivers do on land, says a geologist. The methods used to study ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Plant gasses possibly dampen the temperature rise in Greenland. Plants emit compounds to deter pests or attract pollinators, and as a side effect particles are formed when the compounds interact in ... read more

North Atlantic Played Pivotal Role in Last Great Climate Tipping Point

Apr. 4, 2016 — An international research team has discovered ground-breaking new reasons why large continental ice-sheets first grew in North America and Scandinavia during the late Pliocene Epoch era, 2.7 millions ... read more

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