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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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2010-08-24 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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2010-06-28 06:35:00

A chain of past natural events may hold lessons for the future.

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2010-04-01 14:25:18

Trailing like a serpent's spine along the western coast of South America, the Andes are the world's longest continental mountain range and the highest range outside Asia, with an average elevation of 13,000 feet.

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2010-01-21 10:09:10

Ice Age climate records from an Arizona stalagmite link the Southwest's winter precipitation to temperatures in the North Atlantic.

2009-12-08 18:08:30

The collision between the Siberian Plate and North China Plate was a significant geological event in earth history, which led to the final closure of the Paleoasian Ocean and the formation of the Eurasian continent.

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2009-12-06 08:20:00

Researchers say that a recent study has yielded “incontrovertible evidence” that a massive volcanic eruption on the Indonesian island of Sumatra some 73,000 years ago wrought massive destruction across much of what is now modern-day India, decimating vast swathes of ancient forests and pushing early human populations to the edge of extinction.

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2009-11-23 15:05:07

A new study provides "incontrovertible evidence" that the volcanic super-eruption of Toba on the island of Sumatra about 73,000 years ago deforested much of central India, some 3,000 miles from the epicenter, researchers report.

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2009-11-22 07:00:00

Tons of private emails and papers supposedly sent between several of the world's top climate scientists in the last 13 years were stolen by hackers and posted online.

2009-11-11 17:13:27

Geochemical analysis of rare ancient soil produces new paleoclimate data.


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