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Extreme Weather Decides Distribution of Insects
Topic: Climate
03/01/14
Extreme weather caused by climate change in the coming decades is likely to have profound implications for distributions of insects and other invertebrates.

Pine Island Glacier Thinning May Go On For Decades
Topic: Climate
02/23/14
New research suggests that the largest single contributor to global sea level rise, a glacier of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, may continue thinning for decades to come.

A Geoengineering Warning
Topic: Climate
02/20/14
A new study found that a proposed method of geoengineering--injecting sulfate particles into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight--could pose a severe threat if abruptly stopped once it has been implemented.

An Ecosystem Feels the Human Touch
Topic: Climate
02/20/14
Researchers have compared the effects of human activities with historic periods of climate change using data collected from wetlands along the lower Hudson River. Over the past millennium, humankind has had the greatest impact on ecosystem change at the study sites.

Redistributing Earth's Species
Topic: Climate
02/14/14
An international team of scientists tracks how fast and in which direction local climates — and species — have shifted.

A Look Back and Ahead at Greenland's Changing Climate
Topic: Climate
02/12/14
A new study describes the mechanisms causing the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet. The so-called “submarine melting” has increased as the ocean and atmosphere have warmed over the past two decades.

Tree Roots in the Mountains 'Act Like Thermostat for Global Climate'
Topic: Climate
02/10/14
For the first time, scientists have discovered how tree roots in the mountains may play an important role in controlling long-term global temperatures.

Ancient Forests Stabilized Earth's CO2 and Climate
Topic: Climate
02/01/14
Researchers have identified a biological mechanism that could explain how the Earth's atmospheric carbon dioxide and climate were stabilised over the past 24 million years.

Arctic Warmth Unprecedented in 44,000 Years, Reveals Ancient Moss
Topic: Climate
01/29/14
Researchers have found exposed Polytrichum mosses in the Canadian high Arctic that had been trapped beneath ice 44,000 years ago--suggesting that modern Arctic warming far exceeds the bounds of historical natural variability.

Model Anticipates Ecological Impacts of Human Responses to Climate
Topic: Climate
01/28/14
A Princeton University research team has created a model to evaluate how human responses to climate change may alter agricultural land-use.

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