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May 5, 2016

Ancient Bones Point to Shifting Grassland Species as Climate Changes

Mar. 25, 2016 — More rainfall during the growing season may have led to one of the most significant changes in Earth's vegetation in the distant past, and similar climate changes could affect the distribution ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — Scientists struggle to compare the magnitude of Earth's ongoing sixth mass-extinction event with the five great die-offs of prehistory. A new study by three paleontologists shows that the ... read more

Why Did We Invent Pottery?

Mar. 21, 2016 — Archaeologists have revealed surprising new insights into why pottery production increased significantly at the end of the last Ice Age – with culture playing a bigger role than ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — Researchers look at changes of Earth's temperature and atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) since the end of the age of the dinosaurs. Their findings suggest humans are releasing carbon about 10 ... read more

Mar. 18, 2016 — Like the lion which today lives in the African savannah, the saber-tooth "tiger," Smilodon populator, inhabited the open, dry country found in South America during the ice age, according to ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — When it comes to Earth's climate, what happens in the tropical Pacific Ocean has an outsize influence. The climate state of the vast equatorial Pacific, which covers half the planet, affects ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — When Earth's first organisms were formed, it may have been in an ice cold ocean. New research indicates that both land and ocean were much colder than previously ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — At the peak of the last ice age, a vast ice sheet covered northern Europe, spanning from the British Isles, across Scandinavia and into Russia in the east and the Barents Sea in the north. A new ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — When we talk about climate change today, we have to recognize the natural variations to be able to distinguish them from the human-induced changes. Researchers have analyzed the natural climate ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — As the Earth emerged from its last ice age several thousand years ago, atmospheric carbon dioxide increased and further warmed the planet. Scientists have long speculated that the primary source of ... read more

Human Influence on Climate Dates Back to 1930s, New Research Finds

Mar. 8, 2016 — Humans have triggered the last 16 record-breaking hot years experienced on Earth (up to 2014), with our impact on the global climate going as far back as 1937, a new study finds. The study suggests ... read more

Mar. 8, 2016 — Ichthyosaurs -- shark-like marine reptiles from the time of dinosaurs -- were driven to extinction by intense climate change and their own failure to evolve quickly enough, according to new research ... read more

Shipwrecks, Tree Rings Reveal Caribbean Hurricanes in Buccaneer Era

Mar. 7, 2016 — Records of Spanish shipwrecks combined with tree-ring records show the period 1645 to 1715 had the fewest Caribbean hurricanes since 1500, according to new research. The study is the first to use ... read more

Creation of an Island: The Extinction of Animals on Zanzibar

Feb. 23, 2016 — Researchers have studied how Zanzibar was formed, charting the extinction of various animals from the ... read more

Feb. 19, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a new species of extinct worm lizard in Texas and dubbed it the 'Lone Star' lizard. The species -- the first known example of a worm lizard in Texas -- offers ... read more

Feb. 18, 2016 — A widespread and permanent loss of forests in Madagascar that occurred 1,000 years ago was due not to climate change or any natural disaster, but to human settlers who set fire to the forests to make ... read more

Feb. 18, 2016 — A new study is providing clues about how Antarctica's nation-sized Ross Ice Shelf might respond to a warming climate. US and Japanese oceanographers showed that a 100,000-square-mile section of ... read more

New Study Is 'a Leap Forward' in Our Understanding of Ice Sheet Behavior

Feb. 17, 2016 — In recent years, climate scientists have grown increasingly concerned that massive rivers of ice flowing into the ocean from Greenland and Antarctica could accelerate as the planet warms, leading to ... read more

Feb. 12, 2016 — The catastrophic release of fresh water from a vast south American lake at the end of the last Ice Age was significant enough to change circulation in the Pacific Ocean according to new research. The ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — A bed of fossilized, methane dependent clams has for the first time been observed in the high Arctic. It tells the story of a thousand year long methane release ... read more

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