Latest Glacial period Stories
During the Ice Ages the European Alps were covered by a thick layer of ice.
After digging up the remains of a prehistoric elephant and some crude hunting tools in 2003, archaeologists say early humans worked together to bring these beasts down.
While it’s widely believed that the world’s massive ice sheets were at their greatest extent 20,000 years ago during the last glacial maximum, new research in Scientific Reports suggested that the glacial peak was much earlier in modern-day Spain.
A new study from the University of Cambridge Department of Earth Sciences has successfully reconstructed temperature from the deep sea to reveal how global ice volume has varied over the glacial-interglacial cycles of the past 1.5 million years.
First analyses of the longest sediment core ever collected on land in the terrestrial Arctic provide documentation that intense warm intervals, warmer than scientists thought possible, occurred there over the past 2.8 million years
The Eemian interglacial period that began some 125,000 years ago is often used as a model for contemporary climate change.
There is an old trick for remembering the difference between stalactites and stalagmites in a cave:
Scientists at the University of York, using an 'amino acid time capsule', have led the largest ever program to date the British Quaternary period, stretching back nearly three million years.
Cooling trend could be on the way unless thwarted by greenhouse gasses.
An international science team involving the University of Colorado at Boulder that is working on the North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling project hit bedrock July 27 after two summers of work, drilling down more than 1.5 miles in an effort to help assess the risks of abrupt future climate change on Earth.
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