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8 February 2017

Greenland Ice Sheet melting can cool subtropics and alter climate

Greenland Ice Sheet melting can cool subtropics and alter climate

A new study finds evidence that the last time Earth was as warm as it is today, cold freshwater from a melting Greenland Ice Sheet circulated in the Atlantic Ocean as far south as Bermuda, elevating sea levels and altering the ocean’s climate and ecosystems.

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26 December 2016

Hot springs in California host snapshot of early Earth conditions

Hot springs in California host snapshot of early Earth conditions

Conditions in the hot alkaline springs of Paoha Island in Mono Lake, California, could be similar to Earth’s pre-oxygen environment billions of years ago, according to new research. Studying the springs could help scientists better understand microbial biodiversity as it evolved in the early Earth atmosphere.

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15 December 2016

Ancient monsoons helped prehistoric humans colonize Tibetan Plateau

Ancient monsoons helped prehistoric humans colonize Tibetan Plateau

Humans first colonized the Tibetan Plateau roughly 10,000 years ago when the climate warmed enough to bring heavy rains, new research finds.

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14 December 2016

Lake sediments may be key to predicting melting sea ice in Canadian Arctic

Lake sediments may be key to predicting melting sea ice in Canadian Arctic

Sediment layers from a lake in the western Canadian Arctic may hold the key to predicting sea-ice loss and warming Arctic temperatures, new research finds.

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