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Ancient Fossils Of Tough Fish Shed Light On Evolution Of Four-Footed Animals
2013-03-28 08:08:22

The famous fossil fish species Tiktaalik roseae lived in the brutal Devonian environment 375 million years ago and is receiving scientific acclaim for providing some of the best evidence to date of the evolutionary change from lobe-finned fish to four-limbed animals.

Greenland Glacier Loses An Ice Island Twice The Size Of Manhattan
2012-07-18 07:11:16

Andreas Muenchow, associate professor of physical ocean science and engineering in University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, reports the calving of an island two times the size of Manhattan on July 16, 2012, in his “Icy Seas” blog.

Canadian Arctic Ice Shelves Vanishing
2011-10-01 07:30:35

One of Canada's Arctic ice shelves has virtually vanished, and several others have diminished significantly over the summer.

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2011-03-18 06:30:00

Newly discovered ancient, mummified trees may reveal clues about future ecosystem responses to climate change.

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2010-12-15 14:32:30

The northernmost mummified forest ever found in Canada is revealing how plants struggled to endure a long-ago global cooling.

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2010-08-24 15:13:32

A new study of the High Arctic climate roughly 50 million years ago led by the University of Colorado at Boulder helps to explain how ancient alligators and giant tortoises were able to thrive on Ellesmere Island well above the Arctic Circle, even as they endured six months of darkness each year.

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2010-06-30 07:14:49

A new study shows the Arctic climate system may be more sensitive to greenhouse warming than previously thought, and that current levels of Earth's atmospheric carbon dioxide may be high enough to bring about significant, irreversible shifts in Arctic ecosystems.

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2009-06-01 13:39:42

Ancestors of tapirs and ancient cousins of rhinos living above the Arctic Circle 53 million years ago endured six months of darkness each year in a far milder climate than today that featured lush, swampy forests.

2008-12-17 19:21:30

This year is stacking up to be Earth's 10th warmest in 158 years of record keeping, U.N. officials said Wednesday in New York. The U.N.


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