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walking whales
2015-04-23 09:13:14

The theory that all animal life emerged from the sea has been well covered, but much less is known about the creatures that went back. Whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles are examples of marine tetrapods--an exceptional group of animals that moved from the sea to the land and back again.

2015-04-22 12:25:10

As climate change ushers in a new era of hotter temperatures that threaten crops worldwide, the latest interview series from FutureFood 2050 explores how agricultural and environmental thought leaders

iceberg armadas
2015-04-16 13:29:56

It’s one of those classic “chicken and egg” conundrums. Most earth scientists agree that there is a connection between sudden increases in the number of icebergs, known as iceberg ‘pulses’, and cycles of abrupt climate change during the last glacial period. The occurrence of extremely cold conditions in the North Atlantic was linked to the dispersal of icebergs that have broken away from ice sheets. But experts couldn’t agree on which came first, the bergs or the sudden climatic...

capitanian extinction
2015-04-16 11:41:07

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck New evidence of severe losses in brachiopods in the northern Boreal latitudes around the island of Spitsbergen suggest that the controversial Capitanian extinction event that occurred about 262 million years ago should be classified as a true “mass extinction” event. Previously, the Capitanian extinction event was known only from equatorial settings, and thus its status as a full-fledged global crisis was controversial. However, the...

snowball-earth-670x440-150413
2015-04-15 10:28:23

Kind of like today with Frozen still taking over the universe, there was a time when everything was frozen, even places near the equator.

2015-04-14 20:20:49

Inter-decadal Pacific Oscillation linked with essentially all the difference between observed and model-simulated global warming rates ALBANY, N.Y., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

WarmBlob_April2014_NOAA-2
2015-04-10 12:28:47

What’s causing these strange and disruptive weather patterns in the US recently? One climate scientist tells us to blame the Blob, a huge patch of warm water off the West Coast.

2015-04-02 12:28:23

SAINT LEO, Fla., April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A first-of-its-kind survey from the Saint Leo University Polling Institute shows that 73 percent of adult Americans responding are concerned about

ThinkstockPhotos-78527662
2015-03-29 13:44:08

Thank goodness it's spring. The record cold temperatures last month was not a result of climate change, according to researchers from ETH Zurich and the California Institute of Technology.

asteroid crater australia
2015-03-24 09:11:54

A nearly 250 mile (400 km) wide impact zone recently discovered in Central Australia is being called the largest asteroid-caused craters ever discovered, according to research published earlier this month in the international earth sciences journal Tectonophysics.


Latest Climate history Reference Libraries

Climate Change
2013-04-01 11:05:27

Climate change is a substantial and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods of time ranging from decades to millions of years. It might be a change in the average weather conditions, or in the distribution of weather around the average conditions. Climate change is a result of factors that include oceanic processes, biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received buy Earth, volcanic eruptions, and plate tectonics, and human induced alterations...

Current Sea Level Rise
2013-04-01 10:39:21

The sea levels all around the world are rising. Current sea-level rise has the potential to affect human populations and the natural environment. Two key factors have contributed to the observed sea level rise. The first is thermal expansion: as the ocean water warms, it expands. The second is from the influence of land-based ice because of increased melting. The major store of water on land is found in the glaciers and the ice sheets. The rising of sea levels is one of several lines of...

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Word of the Day
dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.