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2011-02-05 07:45:00

Russian scientists are set to pierce through Antarctica's frozen surface to reveal the secrets of an icebound lake that has been sealed deep there for the past 15 million years.

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2011-01-29 11:42:34

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have discovered new details supporting the idea that mass extinction is linked to a cooling climate.

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2010-12-15 05:35:00

Researchers in Britain and Australia have discovered evidence that parts of the open ocean may have experienced a catastrophic global freeze some 700 million years ago, which nearly wiped out life on Earth.

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2010-12-06 07:53:36

For years, geologists have argued about the processes that formed steep inner gorges in the broad glacial valleys of the Swiss Alps.

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2010-12-01 14:08:31

Southampton researchers have estimated that sea-level rose by an average of about 1 meter per century at the end of the last Ice Age, interrupted by rapid ‘jumps’ during which it rose by up to 2 and a half meters per century.

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2010-11-16 13:31:47

The landform known as a drumlin, created when the ice advanced during the Ice Age, can also be produced by today's glaciers.

2010-10-01 14:46:49

An analysis of geological records that preserve details of the last known period of global warming has revealed 'startling' results which suggest current targets for limiting climate change are unsafe.

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2010-09-15 08:44:16

NASA and European researchers have conducted a novel study to simultaneously measure, for the first time, trends in how water is transported across Earth's surface and how the solid Earth responds to the retreat of glaciers following the last major Ice Age, including the shifting of Earth's center of mass.

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2010-09-09 08:23:28

As the last ice age was ending, about 13,000 years ago, a final blast of cold hit Europe, and for a thousand years or more, it felt like the ice age had returned.

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2010-08-10 07:45:46

Geologists reconstruct the Earth's climate belts between 460 and 445 million years ago.


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