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Melting Glaciers Contributing Significantly To Sea Rise
2013-05-17 09:49:29

A new study reveals that the world's collection of small glaciers are contributing just as much to global sea rise as the two massive ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica.

Asteroid Caused Massive Firestorm Leading To Global Extinction
2013-03-28 05:17:03

Researchers claim to have uncovered new evidence supporting the notion that a Manhattan-sized asteroid collided with the Earth some 66 million years ago, triggering a global firestorm that would have led to the extinction of 80 percent of the planet’s species.

Global Warming Slowed By Volcanic Sulfur Dioxide
2013-03-02 06:44:51

Global warming was slowed between 2000 and 2010 because of sulfur dioxide spewed forth by volcanoes, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration claim in a new study.

Areas of Bendable Ice Help Support Antarctic Ice Shelf
2012-12-09 06:42:36

The largest remaining Antarctic ice shelf contains several cracks and crevasses that could make it prone to collapse, but areas in which different types of frozen water blend together to create areas of bendable ice that help hold it together, according to a new study presented late last week.

Summers Are Getting Warmer
2012-11-13 20:13:21

According to a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, summer climates in regions across the globe are mostly warming.

2012-05-07 20:18:50

One popular climate record that shows a slower atmospheric warming trend than other studies contains a data calibration problem, and when the problem is corrected the results fall in line with other records and climate models.

Ocean Found To Be Surprising Source Of Arctic Methane
2012-04-23 03:49:05

A multi-institutional study by Eric Kort of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., has uncovered a surprising and potentially important new source of Arctic methane: the ocean itself.

2012-04-20 09:47:07

A University of Colorado Boulder-led team has developed a new monitoring system to analyze and compare emissions from man-made fossil fuels and trace gases in the atmosphere, a technique that likely could be used to monitor the effectiveness of measures regulating greenhouse gases.

2012-03-05 10:58:28

The exhaust fumes from gasoline vehicles contribute more to the production of a specific type of air pollution-secondary organic aerosols (SOA)-than those from diesel vehicles.

2012-02-20 13:47:12

The past decade has witnessed a significant growth in Asian air pollution, causing a great concern for air quality and climate.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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