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Caltech Researchers Use Stalagmites To Study Past Climate Change
2012-05-04 05:39:29

There is an old trick for remembering the difference between stalactites and stalagmites in a cave: Stalactites hold tight to the ceiling while stalagmites might one day grow to reach the ceiling. Now, it seems, stalagmites might also fill a hole in our understanding of Earth's climate system and how that system is likely to respond to the rapid increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide since preindustrial times. Many existing historical climate records are biased to the high latitudes–...

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2009-02-05 11:03:43

A research team returned from a month long underwater voyage that shed the light on never before seen species of fish and the effects of climate change in the deepest areas of the ocean. Scientists from the California Institute of Technology and an international team of collaborators traveled around Tasmania, Australia with a 502-pound video camera. The Eye-in-the-Sea is part of a new brand of scientific investigation to evaluate how global warming affects marine life. "It was truly one of...