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August 25, 2016

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August 25, 2016

Aug. 4, 2016 — Climate change is threatening to expose hazardous waste at an abandoned camp thought to be buried forever in the Greenland Ice Sheet, new research has found. Camp Century, a United States military ... read more

Aug. 4, 2016 — All living toothed whales rely upon echoes of their own calls to navigate and hunt underwater, a skill that works best in conjunction with high-frequency hearing. Now, researchers who studied one of ... read more

Aug. 3, 2016 — Scientists have revealed how a tiny Arctic microbe, crucial to shaping the surface of glaciers, survives in such extreme ... read more

Warm Ocean Current Reaches Surprisingly Far South in the Antarctic Weddell Sea

Aug. 2, 2016 — New observations show that warm deep water reaches the large Filchner ice shelf in the southern Weddell ... read more

Mountain Environments More Vulnerable to Climate Change Than Previously Reported

Aug. 2, 2016 — New research by a forest landscape ecology professor shows that organisms will face more hardships as they relocate when climate change makes their current homes ... read more

Flooding and Drought in Opposing Mountain Ranges

Aug. 1, 2016 — In the future, people in the Himalayas will have to contend with flooding, while those in the Andes will have longer dry spells and less water. These are the conclusions drawn by researchers, who ... read more

Aug. 1, 2016 — New research has found methylmercury -- a potent neurotoxin - in sea ice in the Southern Ocean. The results are the first to show that sea-ice bacteria can change mercury into methylmercury, a more ... read more

July 29, 2016 — A new study by an international team of scientists reveals the exact timing of the onset of the modern monsoon pattern in the Maldives 12.9 million years ago, and its connection to past climate ... read more

Monsoon Intensity Enhanced by Heat Captured by Desert Dust

July 28, 2016 — Variations in the ability of sand particles kicked into the atmosphere from deserts in the Middle East to absorb heat can change the intensity of the Indian Summer Monsoon, according to new ... read more

July 21, 2016 — A new NASA-led study finds that almost one-fifth of the global warming that has occurred in the past 150 years has been missed by historical records due to quirks in how global temperatures were ... read more

We're Lucky Climate Change Didn't Happen Sooner

July 21, 2016 — There is some consolation in how the fossil fuel-induced climatic changes we increasingly experience through droughts and storm surges are playing out. It could have happened sooner, and therefore ... read more

Protecting Ice Memory

July 21, 2016 — The project’s first mission to protect the world’s ice memory will be launched in France on 15 August, in the Mont Blanc massif. Researchers from the CNRS, the IRD and the Université Grenoble ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Groundwater discharge that flows into the Upper Colorado River Basin varies in response to drought, which is likely due to aquifer systems that contain relatively young groundwater, according to a ... read more

A Recent Pause in Antarctic Peninsula Warming

July 20, 2016 — The rapid warming of the Antarctic Peninsula, which occurred from the early-1950s to the late 1990s, has paused. Stabilization of the ozone hole along with natural climate variability were ... read more

Solving the Mesopotamia Timeline Puzzle With Tree-Rings and Radiocarbon Research

July 19, 2016 — Tree-ring dating and radiocarbon research has established an absolute timeline for the archaeological, historical and environmental record in Mesopotamia from the early second millennium ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Two key climate change indicators -- global surface temperatures and Arctic sea ice extent -- have broken numerous records through the first half of 2016, according to NASA analyses of ground-based ... read more

July 19, 2016 — This summer, with sea ice across the Arctic Ocean shrinking to below-average levels, a NASA airborne survey of polar ice just completed its first flights. Its target: aquamarine pools of melt water ... read more

July 19, 2016 — How will the melting of ice in Greenland affect our climate? In order to gain an idea how that process might look like, researchers have taken a look into the past. In the early Holocene period -- ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Scientists have overcome a seeming weakness of global climate models. They had previously not been able to simulate the extreme warm period of the ... read more

Earth's Early Atmosphere: Rock Salt Holds the Key to a Paradigm Shift

July 15, 2016 — Scientists have made a scientific breakthrough by measuring the oxygen content of Earth's ancient atmosphere. They discovered that gases trapped by halite (rock salt) during crystallization may ... read more

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