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Arctic Sea Ice Plummets To Record New Low For Winter

The sea ice level in the Arctic has hit a record low. At the winter peak in early March, it has come down to an ice area of 5.57 million square miles, less than the 35,000 square miles recorded in 2015.

Earth/Environment March 23, 2017

Your Nose Shape Offers Clues Where Your Ancestors Lived

The shape of the nose can give you an idea where your ancestors likely lived. Here’s what your wide or narrow nostrils tell you about where you ancestors possibly came from.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 19, 2017

Great Barrier Reef In Trouble: Here's How Scientists Try To Save It

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is in trouble but it is not the end of it. Scientists are finding ways how to save the world's coral ecosystem from dying.

Earth/Environment March 13, 2017

Arctic Temperatures Rise: Sea Ice Cover Sets Record Low For January

Arctic sea ice has set another record low for January as temperatures in the region continue to rise. A scientist says the warming event in the Arctic is a 'chicken-egg' phenomenon.

Earth/Environment February 11, 2017

Cold And Darkness After Asteroid Impact Killed The Dinosaurs

A dark and cold period followed after the Chicxulub asteroid hit Earth 66 million years ago. How did this contribute to the mass extinction of the dinosaurs?

Animals January 16, 2017

Where's The World's Oldest Ice? Experts Will Visit Antarctica For Answers

A team of scientists will drill into the core of the ice in Eastern Antarctica. The project will bring insights into Earth's climate cycle through the analysis of air bubbles trapped in ice.

Earth/Environment November 14, 2016

Oldest Living Tree Growing In Europe Was A Seedling When Vikings Sailed The Seas

A Bosnian pine tree growing in Greece is at least 1,075 years old, analysis of the growth rings revealed. Europe's oldest tree has already sprouted when the Vikings were still sailing the seas.

Earth/Environment August 21, 2016

NASA Climate Model Suggests Planet Venus May Have Been Livable

Planet Venus is now a hellish world. Simulations using NASA's climate model, however, revealed that the second planet from the sun may have once been habitable.

Space August 11, 2016

Hot Climate Lead To Less Self-Control, More Violence: Study

The combination of a hot climate and less variation in temperatures result in faster life strategy and less focus. This contributes to increased aggression and violence, researchers revealed.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 27, 2016

Carbon Dioxide Dominates Greenhouse Gases Generated By Arctic's Thawing Permafrost

Melting permafrost in the Arctic produces carbon dioxide and methane that may further exacerbate warming climate. What conditions influence the release of these greenhouse gases?

Earth/Environment June 14, 2016

UN Appoints 'Angry Birds' Character Red Honorary Climate Change Ambassador

United Nations has appointed 'Angry Birds' character Red to be its newest ambassador. Part of Red's responsibilities is to do a virtual world tour in the hopes of inspiring people across the world to perform climate actions.

Earth/Environment March 19, 2016

Climate Of Jupiter, Saturn Offers Clues To Earth's Past And Future Weather

You won’t need a Police Box to determine what ancient Earth’s atmosphere was like billions of years ago. A team of scientists led by an associate professor at the University of Houston said the climate data in Jupiter, Saturn and Titan offer clues to our planet's weather conditions.

Space February 26, 2016

CSIRO Cuts May Breach Paris Climate Change Deal

Australia may breach agreement made during the Paris climate change conference due to CSIRO cuts. A report from the Climate Council warns that reducing climate change projects and staff may significantly hurt climate change research in the country.

Earth/Environment February 23, 2016

Experts Collar Moose In New Hampshire And Maine To Study Winter Ticks, Population Of Herds And More

Wildlife researchers collared moose in New Hampshire and Maine to analyze the animal's declining population due to winter tick infestation. Researchers also aim to determine the effects of climate change and smaller herds on the winter tick.

Animals January 12, 2016

Fires Take Days Off On Sunday: Study Finds Fires Strongly Influenced By Work Week

Fires seem to occur less likely on days associated with religion, and are strongly influenced by work week, a new Australian study revealed. Researchers looked into how culture, religion and human activity affects global climate.

Earth/Environment November 22, 2015

Uber And Lyft Will Be Part Of The Study On The Environmental Impact Of Ridesharing Services

Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft will be part of a first-ever environmental study to find the companies' effect on the climate.

Earth/Environment November 13, 2015

Climate And Environment May Have Influenced Evolution Of Human Languages

Words are powerful, be it spoken or written. Linguists found a link between words and the climate in which it evolved, and the findings will be presented at the Acoustical Society of America.

Arts & Culture November 5, 2015

Winter Is Coming: Here Are The First Dates Of Snowfall For All States

The first dates of snowfall for this upcoming winter season have been released by the NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information. People living in higher elevations and more northern regions of the United States are more likely to experience an early threat of snowfall this year.

Animals November 5, 2015

Female Flies Found To Be More Promiscuous In Cold Climates, But Monogamous Behavior Is Based On Genes

Researchers found that while female fruit flies tend to have more sex partners in cooler climates, the insect’s genetics play a major role in whether or not they practice monogamy.

Animals October 27, 2015

Winter Will Be Shorter Over The Next Century Thanks To Global Warming

New research found that spring could come three weeks earlier in 2100. While a seemingly minor change, this could spell possible disruption to the delicate ecobalance between environment and flora and fauna.

Earth/Environment October 16, 2015

NASA Satellite Maps Reveal Flood And Drought Stricken Areas In The US

With the help of satellites that orbit the Earth to specifically measure cloud cover, ground water and precipitation, scientists are able to assess current weather situations and predict future drought and rainfall activity not just in the U.S. but all over the world.

Earth/Environment August 18, 2015

Abrupt Climate Change (And Not Humans) Killed The Wooly Mammoth And Other Megafauna

Man's role in the extinction of the wooly mammoth and other megafaunal species of the last ice age is smaller compared with the effects of rapid climate-warming events that occurred during the era.

Animals July 26, 2015

Tiny Marine Organisms Play Significant Role In Generating Brighter Clouds Over Southern Ocean: Study

Phytoplankton in the Southern Ocean could be driving temperatures in the region down, research suggests. What does this finding mean to the study of the global climate?

Earth/Environment July 18, 2015

Jesus Lizard' May Have Walked On Water In Wyoming 48 Million-Year-Old Ago

The fossilized remains of the Babibasiliscus alxi, a Jesus lizard that lived around 48 million years ago, could provide the answer to understanding the environmental conditions that existed in southwestern Wyoming back when it was still around 10 degrees warmer.

Earth/Environment July 2, 2015

Untouched Cave In South Dakota May Hold Clue To Region's Climate And History

The National Park Service has started excavating the entrance to the Persistence Cave in preparation for its exploration. First discovered in 2004, the well-preserved cave could potentially hold vital information on how the region's climate has developed over the past thousands of years.

Animals June 8, 2015

Scorching Heat Wave Melts Roads And Claims Hundreds Of Lives In India

An intense heat wave sweeping across India is so hot that it is melting roads and claiming the lives of hundreds in the process.

May 29, 2015

Ocean Spray Is Not Just Picture Perfect, It Influences Climate Change: Here's How

The composition of sea spray aerosol particles are influenced by both chlorophyll-a concentrations and microbial degradation.

Earth/Environment May 19, 2015

Northern Birds Invade The Southern US In Huge Numbers When Climate Shifts

Boreal bird species such as pine siskins have highly unusual migratory habits. With the help of citizen scientists, researchers recently figured out why.

Earth/Environment May 12, 2015

Climate Shifts Blamed For Massive Invasion Of Birds From Canada's Northern Forests Heading South

A lack of the usual diet of forest seeds sends Canadian birds packing and heading south, researchers say. It's down to climate variability kicking off a domino effect - weather to seeds to the birds' migrations, researchers say.

Animals May 11, 2015

Ancient Aqueduct Could Unravel Climate Mysteries

Roman aqueducts could reveal information about the climate thousands of years ago, according to a new study. How does this work?

March 20, 2015

New Study Questions Cause of Global Ice Ages

A new study finds that the most prevalent theory about what causes worldwide ice ages, changes in the Earth's orbit around the sun, is possibly wrong.

Animals March 20, 2015

How The Saharan Desert Fertilizes The Amazon Rainforest

Although continents apart, the African desert and South American rainforests have a link vital to the lushness of the Amazon basin, study finds. Huge amounts of soil nutrients arrive in South America every year, a gift from Saharan dust blown across the Atlantic.

Earth/Environment February 25, 2015

Scientists Create Climate Map Of Western US 21,000 Years Ago: How It Will Help Understand Potential 'Megadrought'

Map of 'paleoclimate' in the West helps scientists understand region's history of climate change. Findings strongly hint at prospect of megadrought if global warming continues.

Earth/Environment February 23, 2015

NASA SMAP Research Satellite Launch Scrubbed Due to Weather

High winds at California launch site delay launch of NASA climate satellite. SMAP satellite is designed to measure water content of soil everywhere on Earth.

Space January 29, 2015

Greenhouse Gases May Influence Africa's Rainfall and Future Climate

Greenhouse gases released thousands of years ago radically changed weather patterns in Africa. What does this mean for modern-day climate change?

Earth/Environment December 7, 2014

Earth's Getting Hotter and Here's the Proof

October 2014 is the hottest since 1880. Five other months of this year are also the warmest in historical record making it likely that this will be hottest year in more than a hundred years.

Animals November 22, 2014

NASA Computer Model Shows CO2 Movement Around Planet in Beautiful Simulation

Supercomputer used to create highest-resolution simulation of greenhouse gas movements in the Earth's atmosphere. Computer model can be used to predict future climate, researchers say.

Animals November 18, 2014

Anthropocene: Post-Holocene epoch so affected by humans we should name it after ourselves?

Are humans affecting the environment enough to warrant naming a new geological epoch? One group studying the question may recommend just such a change.

Earth/Environment October 17, 2014

Think September was warm? You're right: NASA confirms September 2014 warmest month ever recorded

NASA's data on average global temperature reveal that the weather last September was the warmest for the month since scientists began tracking global temperatures in 1880.

Earth/Environment October 16, 2014

Maven gives scientists first look at Mars upper atmosphere: Here's what NASA found

NASA's MAVEN is still in its commissioning period but it has already sent back images of the solar energetic particles storms on Mars and the hydrogen, oxygen and carbon coronas that surround the Red Planet.

Space October 15, 2014

Stealing from Mars: Curiosity’s methane-detecting tech finds gas leaks on Earth

California utility company adopting NASA hardware to help ensure safety of natural gas pipeline. Methane detecting technology is taken straight from instruments on the Mars rover Curiosity.

Space October 8, 2014

Extreme weather in 2013? Blame man-made climate change

Human-caused climate change has increased the likelihood and worsened the severity of heat waves in 2013 but scientists did not find a clear association between human influence and some extreme weather events including droughts, storms and heavy rains.

Earth/Environment September 30, 2014

Climate crisis frontline needs more doctors

A new study published in JAMA discusses the heat risks associated with climate change. The study's authors call for doctors to get involved in preventing global warming and climate change to save not just the planet, but their patients' health.

Earth/Environment September 22, 2014

Megadrought possibly brewing in U.S. Southwest: Study

The desert in the Southwestern areas of the United States could experience a megadrought lasting 35 years, sometime in the next century, a new study reveals. Researchers urge states to consider water use policies.

Earth/Environment August 31, 2014

Scientists solve ‘sailing stones’ mystery

The mystery of the sailing stones has finally been solved after two researchers obtained photographic evidence as to what causes the phenomenon. The stones move across the mud only in the perfect conditions that occur on rare occasions.

Internet Culture August 28, 2014

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