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Pioneering Climate Scientist, Wallace Broecker, Dies

The Columbia University geochemist is credited with popularizing the term "climate change" and his research shaped the modern understanding of water circulation in the ocean.

Tue 19 Feb 19 from The Scientist

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New research links rising global temperatures to more powerful summer storms, reduced air quality

Rising temperatures are causing energy shifts in Earth's atmosphere that are strengthening midlatitude storms, while weakening other important weather systems. According to the results ...

Mon 18 Feb 19 from Gizmag

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Earth may be 140 years away from reaching carbon levels not seen in 56 million years

Total human carbon dioxide emissions could match those of Earth's last major greenhouse warming event in fewer than five generations, new research finds.

Wed 20 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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Mountains taller than the Himalayas found 660 kilometres underground

Earthquake data leads to a re-evaluation of the Earth’s mantle structure. Kaya Wilson reports.

Tue 19 Feb 19 from Cosmos Magazine

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Carbon reservoirs in the ocean floor may have ended the last ice age – and could bubble up again

Current climate models say we're on track for some pretty drastic changes if we don't reduce our carbon footprint. But a new study has found a huge potential source of carbon emissions ...

Fri 15 Feb 19 from Gizmag

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2018 was one of the hottest years on record and this year could be even hotter

All five of the hottest years on record have occurred in the last five years, according to global temperature data released Wednesday by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Fri 8 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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Cold-temperature variability important in evaluating climate change

New research from Binghamton University, State University of New York, highlights the importance of considering cold temperature variability, and not just warming temperatures, when evaluating ...

Wed 20 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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Polar bears invade Russian town; locals delighted but wary

Russian wildlife specialists are heading for an Arctic archipelago to try to resolve a situation that has both terrified and delighted the locals: the polar bears that moved into a populated ...

Tue 12 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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Researchers discover a flipping crab feeding on methane seeps

Researchers have documented a group of tanner crabs vigorously feeding at a methane seep on the seafloor off British Columbia—one of the first times a commercially harvested species has been ...

Wed 20 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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Surprising findings on forest fires

Lake Van in eastern Turkey is considered a unique climate archive. Several years ago, an international team of scientists led by the University of Bonn raised sediments from the bottom of the ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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