Tag: Climate

Why Are There Mysterious, Gaping Holes In The Antarctic Ice?

For years, scientists have wondered about the huge holes suddenly appearing on sea ice. To solve the mystery, a team used floating robots, satellites, and seals outfitted with tiny hat-like sensors on their heads.

Earth/Environment June 12, 2019

El Niño Study Produces 400 Years Worth Of Data From Corals

Researchers analyzed coral records and reconstructed a comprehensive map of El Niño events for the past 400 years. They found that climate change might be causing more frequent and more intense El Niño events.

Earth/Environment May 7, 2019

Continents And Islands Smashing Into One Another Can Trigger Ice Ages Says Study

Ice Age periods are triggered whenever land masses and volcanoes collide every few millennia. It's the Earth's natural carbon sequestration system, the planet's way of balancing the carbon dioxide found in the atmosphere.

Earth/Environment April 14, 2019

Scientists Revive Ancients Cells From 28,000-year-old Woolly Mammoth Yuka

Scientists from Japan and Russia successfully reactivate the ancient cells of a 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth. With more advanced equipment and well-preserved samples, this could pave the way for a mammoth-elephant hybrid, researchers said.

Animals March 20, 2019

Scientists Unveil New Scale To Classify Strength Of Atmospheric River Storms

A new scale will determine whether atmospheric rivers will bring heavy rains over a long duration of time in the United States. The scale is based on the amount of water vapor pushed from the Pacific to the United States.

Earth/Environment February 7, 2019

Worlds Entirely Covered In Deep Ocean Could Be Habitable To Alien Life: Study

An earth clone, one with some land and a shallow ocean, may not be necessary for alien life to survive. Here's how water worlds covered in deep oceans could be able to keep their climate stable and support life.

Space September 2, 2018

Scientists Find Possible Link Between US Tornadoes And Melting Sea Ice In The Arctic

Researchers from the University of Illinois have found a potential link between tornadoes in the United States and sea ice in the Arctic. The study seeks to explain decreased tornado activity using climate and weather data gathered over a 30-year period.

Earth/Environment August 9, 2018

Humble Seaweed Floats Thousands Of Miles To Reach Antarctica’s Icy Shores

Researchers found rafts of kelp that drifted to the shores of Antarctica from 12,000 miles away. The humble seaweed’s journey is the first proof that Antarctica is not so isolated after all.

Earth/Environment July 18, 2018

Scientists Say Orbits Of Jupiter And Venus Impact Earth's Climate Every 405,000 Years

A new study has revealed that gravitational pull from Jupiter and Venus changes the Earth's orbit every 405,000 years. This impacts climate and all life on Earth.

Space May 7, 2018

Winter Solstice 2017: Thursday Will Be The Shortest Day Of The Year

The 2017 winter solstice was announced to arrive Dec. 21 at exactly 11:28 a.m. ET. It will bring shorter daylight hours, longer nights, and temperature drops.

Earth/Environment December 20, 2017

The Ticking Clock Of Climate Change: How Long Do We Have To Address The Issue?

Climate change is a serious problem that threatens everyone, and time may be running out. A new article argues that we have about three years before we are forced to take drastic measures.

Earth/Environment June 29, 2017

Climate May Affect Pregnancy: Gestational Diabetes Linked To Outdoor Temperature

Pregnant women exposed to hot average temperature have higher risk for gestational diabetes than soon-to-be mothers who are exposed to colder temperatures. Here's how a warmer climate affects health during pregnancy.

Public Health May 15, 2017

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

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