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April 27, 2017

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April 27, 2017

Towards a Liveable Future

Apr. 21, 2017 — Humans have influenced nature since as early as the Ice Age, and over the past century our impact has become even greater with our many new technologies and a growing world population. Researchers ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Microbes in streams flowing on the surface of glaciers in the Arctic and Antarctic may represent a previously underestimated source of organic material and be part of an as yet undiscovered ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — A study of natural groundwater storage reservoirs in New England found that upland aquifer systems dominated by thin deposits of surface till -- a jumbled, unsorted material deposited by glaciers -- ... read more

Unraveling the Drivers of Large Iceberg Movement

Apr. 11, 2017 — When, in the foreseeable future, a tabular iceberg nearly seven times the size of Berlin breaks off the Larsen C Ice Shelf in the Antarctic, it will begin a journey, the course of which climate ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — The people in Switzerland were on the move in the High Alps and running alpine pastures 7,000 years ago and therefore much earlier than previously assumed. A study that combines archaeological ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — The eastern Arctic Ocean is becoming more like the Atlantic Ocean, a new study combining remote sensing and local data ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — Researchers surveyed sediment samples from the northern Tibetan Plateau's Qaidam Basin and constructed paleoclimate cycle records from the late Miocene epoch of Earth's history, which ... read more

New DNA Research Shows True Migration Route of Early Farming in Europe 8,000 Years Ago

Apr. 6, 2017 — New DNA research shows true migration route of early farming in Europe 8,000 years ago, correcting previous ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — Researchers have gained important insights into the structure of snowflakes using a pioneering new approach and a special multi-angle ... read more

Plants Have Been Helping to Offset Climate Change, but Now It's Up to Us

Apr. 5, 2017 — Plants are currently removing more carbon dioxide from the air than they did 200 years ago, according to new work. This team's findings affirm estimates used in models from the Intergovernmental ... read more

Apr. 4, 2017 — Over the next 100 to 200 years, carbon dioxide concentrations in the Earth's atmosphere will head towards values not seen since the Triassic period, 200 million years ago. Furthermore, by the ... read more

Apr. 4, 2017 — The whole concept of the 'Little Ice Age' is 'misleading,' as the changes were small-scale, seasonal and insignificant compared with present-day global warming, a group of solar ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — Glaciers and ice sheets have recently been considered significant sources of organic carbon and provide nutrients to downstream marine ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — Ecosystems created by melting glaciers in the Arctic are sensitive to climate change and human activity, new research ... read more

Mar. 31, 2017 — A change in precipitation at one location may be caused by changes on the other side of the planet. An international team with the participation of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences now ... read more

Some of Greenland's Coastal Ice Will Be Permanently Lost by 2100

Mar. 31, 2017 — The glaciers and ice caps that dot the edges of the Greenland coast are not likely to recover from the melting they are experiencing now, a study has ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Every year an increasing amount of sea ice is melting in the Arctic. This can start a chain reaction, which leads to increased production of algae and hence more food for creatures in the ... read more

Solving the Mystery of the Arctic's Green Ice

Mar. 29, 2017 — In 2011, researchers observed something that should be impossible — a massive bloom of phytoplankton growing under Arctic sea ice in conditions that should have been far too dark for anything ... read more

Northern Oceans Used to Pump Carbon Dioxide Into the Atmosphere

Mar. 27, 2017 — Norwegian Sea acted as carbon dioxide source in the past. It pumped the greenhouse gas into the atmosphere instead of absorbing it, as it does today, report ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — The Arctic sea ice maximum extent and Antarctic minimum extent are both record lows this year. Combined, sea ice numbers are at their lowest point since satellites began to continuously measure sea ... read more

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