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February 14, 2016

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Dec. 25, 2015 — In ice core studies, accurate and precise dating is important to better constrain the timing, sequence, and duration of past climatic events. Two deep ice cores were drilled at different remote dome ... read more

Model Predicts 'Shelf Life' for Library, Archival Collections

Dec. 23, 2015 — Heritage scientists have developed demographic models of decay and loss to predict when a large library or archival collection might age beyond ... read more

Dec. 17, 2015 — A thigh bone found in China suggests an ancient species of human thought to be long extinct may have survived until as recently as the end of the last Ice Age. The 14,000 year old bone -- found among ... read more

Dec. 17, 2015 — A new analysis of the fossil record shows that a deep pattern in the structure of plant and animal communities remained the same for 300 million years. Then, 6,000 years ago, the pattern was ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — A new study finds a surprising and very recent shift away from the steady relationship among species that prevailed for more than 300 million years. The study offers the first long-term view of how ... read more

Knowledge Gap on Extreme Change in Temperature Elucidated

Dec. 14, 2015 — Whereas the origins of warm periods during the Jurassic (201-145 million of years ago) are well investigated, there has so far been a poor understanding of the mechanisms behind changes into cooler ... read more

Dec. 4, 2015 — Old Weather is a citizen-science project that is mining historic ship logs to get a unique peek at the history of Arctic climate. Now volunteers will transcribe logbooks from hundreds of whaling ... read more

Dec. 4, 2015 — A new study questions the popular notion that 10th-century Norse people were able to colonize Greenland because of a period of unusually warm weather. Researchers say the climate was already cold ... read more

Why Europe Will Eventually Turn Cold

Dec. 1, 2015 — While the politicians are taking part in global climate talks in Paris, a group of scientists traced solar activity over the past thousand years and made the forecast to the year ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Using an old 19th century apartment block in Oslo as a case study, researchers are looking for conservation measures for heritage buildings. How can we make them watertight, insulated and protected ... read more

Nov. 27, 2015 — Lush greenery rich in Douglas fir and hemlock trees covers the Triangle Lake valley of the Oregon Coast Range. Today, however, geologists are more focused on sediment samples dating back 50,000 years ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — The role volcanic activity played in mass extinction events in Earth's early history is likely to have been much less severe than previously thought, according to a ... read more

Low-Oxygen 'Dead Zones' in North Pacific Linked to Past Ocean-Warming Events

Nov. 18, 2015 — A new study has found a link between abrupt ocean warming at the end of the last ice age and the sudden onset of low-oxygen, or hypoxic conditions that led to vast marine dead ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Molecular-based moisture indicators, remains of midges and climate simulations have provided climate scientists with the final piece to one of the most enduring puzzles of the last Ice ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Pingos are spectacular landforms associated with permafrost in the Arctic. They are circular or elliptical formations protruding from the level ground of the tundra, and can be up to 60 meters high. ... read more

Dust, Iron, Life: How Atmospheric Dust Prepped Earth for Life

Nov. 10, 2015 — Dust begets life, and Earth's atmosphere 300 million years ago was perhaps the dustiest of all time, with large consequences for carbon cycling and the climate system. In a new article ... read more

Nov. 6, 2015 — The long history of severe droughts across Europe and the Mediterranean has largely been told through historical documents and ancient journals, each chronicling the impact in a geographically ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — Research on ancient Moroccan snails shows clear evidence for climate-induced early human agricultural production. The work suggests that natural climate change that occurred seven to six thousand ... read more

Nov. 3, 2015 — A key concept in Darwin's theory of evolution which suggests nature favors larger females that can produce greater numbers of off-spring must be redefined according to scientists behind ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — A study of life and extinctions among woolly mammoths and other ice-age animals suggests that interconnected habitats can help Arctic mammal species survive environmental ... read more

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