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Extreme Weather Decides Distribution of Insects
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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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