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December 1, 2014
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Asian Monsoon Much Older Than Previously Thought

Scientists originally thought the climate pattern began 22-25 million years ago as a result of the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalaya Mountains. But UA researchers say that’s not going back far enough. The Asian monsoon already existed … Continue reading

April 12, 2014
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Dust in the wind drove iron fertilization during ice age

Researchers from Princeton University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Techonology in Zurich have confirmed that during the last ice age iron fertilization caused plankton to thrive in a region of the Southern Ocean. The study published in Science confirms … Continue reading

December 25, 2012
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Blades and Clades: Why Some Grasses Got Better Photosynthesis

Two groups — clades — of grasses that once had a common ancestry diverged. The PACMAD clade was predisposed to evolve a more efficient “C4” means of photosynthesis than grasses in the BEP clade. In a new study in the … Continue reading

August 16, 2012
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Impulsive Micromanagers Help Plants to Adapt, Survive

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Soil microbes are impulsive. So much so that they help plants face the challenges of a rapidly changing climate. Jen Lau and Jay Lennon, Michigan State University biologists, studied how plants and microbes work together to … Continue reading

May 3, 2012
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Global Warming: New Research Emphasizes The Role of Global Economic Growth

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—It’s a message no one wants to hear: To slow down global warming, we’ll either have to put the brakes on economic growth or transform the way the world’s economies work. That’s the implication of an innovative University … Continue reading

March 20, 2012
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Confidence in Climate Data: Using 3 Million-Year-Old Records

How do we understand what’s happening today by looking back millions of years? Scientists are looking at what climate conditions were like 3.3 to 3 million years ago, during a geologic period known as the Pliocene, and they are confident … Continue reading

December 16, 2010
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Projected Losses of Arctic Sea-Ice and Polar Bear Habitat may be Reduced if Greenhouse Gas Emissions are Stabilized

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Sea-ice habitats essential to polar bears would likely respond positively should more curbs be placed on global greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new modeling study published in the journal, Nature.  The study, led by the U.S. … Continue reading