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2014-12-16 08:21:44

This isn't the first time global warming has occurred. But will we survive it again?

Modern Ocean Acidification Is Outpacing Ancient Upheaval
2014-06-03 15:48:09

Some 56 million years ago, a massive pulse of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere sent global temperatures soaring. In the oceans, carbonate sediments dissolved, some organisms went extinct and others evolved.

Dwarfism In Mammals Also Occurred During Second Warming Period
2013-11-03 05:03:03

While scientists have known for several years that some mammals became smaller during a period of warming known as the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, researchers have found a second instance of mammalian “dwarfing” attributable to increasing temperatures.

Oceans May Change Drastically In The Future
2013-08-06 05:37:31

A new study, led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, reveals the look of the oceans will change drastically in the future as the coming greenhouse world alters marine food webs and gives certain species advantages over others, if history's closest analog is any indication.

Ancient And Modern Tiny Marine Algae Provide Climate Change Clues
2013-02-04 10:21:39

Microscopic ocean algae called coccolithophores are providing clues about the impact of climate change both now and many millions of years ago.

2012-04-02 21:04:05

A series of global warming events called hyperthermals that occurred more than 50 million years ago had a similar origin to a much larger hyperthermal of the period, the Pelaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), new research has found.

Ocean Acidification Rapid Compared To Ancient Times
2012-03-02 13:49:09

The world’s oceans may be acidifying more rapidly than they have at any time in the past 300 million years due to high levels of pollution, according to research published this week in the journal Science.

Climate Change Drove Shrinkage In Ancient Horse
2012-02-24 05:39:51

The ancient sifrhippus, the earliest known horse, lived around 50 million years ago. It was very distinct in its appearance because it was only about the size of a modern day house cat, weighing in around 12 pounds.

Image 1 - Methane Could Be The Answer To 56-million-year Question
2011-11-09 12:32:20

Rice researchers show ocean could have contained enough methane to cause drastic climate change.

Climate Change Could Be Causing Plants, Animals To Shrink
2011-10-17 05:18:01

Warmer temperatures and a lack of water are causing some types of plants and animals to become smaller, claims a new study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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