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Antarctic Was Tropical During The Eocene Epoch
2012-08-02 10:22:02

An international team of climate scientists has discovered 50 million-year-old fossilized pollen in the seabed off the eastern coast of the polar continent.

Two New Views Of Carbon Sinks
2012-08-02 05:35:15

In the last 50 years, man has quadrupled his CO2 output, primarily through the burning of fossil fuels. That is a startling and sobering concept. So far, though, Mother Nature seems to be keeping pace.

Tropical Climate In The Antarctic
2012-08-01 14:14:47

Palm trees once thrived on today's icy coasts 52 million years ago

Ice Cores Analysis Shows Warming And CO2 Are Closely Related
2012-07-25 08:28:23

Scientists have always linked the increase of atmospheric carbon dioxide to a rise in global temperatures, but new research by an international team of scientists connects the cause and effect more strongly than ever before.

2012-07-05 00:18:30

A climate model accounting for the carbon dioxide (CO2) released into our atmosphere before the industrial revolution has been used to show the detrimental effect of carbon emissions on global temperature in the long-term.

2012-07-04 23:46:54

When evaluating the historic contributions made by different countries to the greenhouse gasses found in Earth's atmosphere, calculations generally go back no further than the year 1840.

Ancient Antarctica Was A Completely Different Place
2012-06-18 04:13:26

A new university-led study with NASA participation finds ancient Antarctica was much warmer and wetter than previously suspected. The climate was suitable to support substantial vegetation -- including stunted trees -- along the edges of the frozen continent.

It's All About The Dirt
2012-06-17 03:00:40

A new study by researchers at BYU, Duke and the USDA finds that soil plays an important role in controlling the planet’s atmospheric future.

Caltech Researchers Use Stalagmites To Study Past Climate Change
2012-05-04 05:39:29

There is an old trick for remembering the difference between stalactites and stalagmites in a cave:


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.