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April 24, 2017

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April 24, 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. 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

Mar. 22, 2017 — Nearly 1,000 feet below the bed of the Dead Sea, scientists have found evidence that during past warm periods, the Mideast has suffered drought on scales never recorded by humans -- a possible ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — The last piece of the ice sheet that once blanketed much of North America is doomed to disappear in the next several centuries, says a new ... read more

Mar. 17, 2017 — The sub-antarctic island of South Georgia -- famous for its wildlife -- was covered by a massive ice cap during the last ice age, new research ... read more

Mar. 16, 2017 — When spring arrives, temperatures begin to rise, ice is melts, and the world around us starts to blossom. Scientists sometimes refer to this transition from winter to the growing season as the ... read more

Protecting Ice Memory

Mar. 16, 2017 — Collecting ice cores from high-mountain glaciers most at risk from climate change and storing them in Antarctica for future generations of scientists: that is the goal of ICE MEMORY, an international ... read more

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