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September 29, 2018
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Kosmische Kollision in den Rocky Mountains

Geologen entdecken das größte und älteste Streufeld von Kratern auf der Erde, das vor 280 Millionen Jahren entstand Wenn kleine Asteroiden mit einem Durchmesser von wenigen Metern die Erdatmosphäre durchdringen, werden sie durch Reibungskräfte zerrissen und abgebremst. Wenn es sich … Continue reading

November 26, 2016
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Small Alpine Insects are Big Messengers of Climate Change

West Glacier, Mont. – Two rare alpine insects – native to the northern Rocky Mountains and dependent on cold waters of glacier and snowmelt-fed alpine streams – are imperiled due to climate warming induced glacier and snow loss according to … Continue reading

December 30, 2015
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Alpine Bumblebees’ Rapid Adaptation to Climate Change Offers Glimmer of Hope to Declining Bee Population

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Rising temperatures in alpine habitats worldwide have resulted in declines in flowering among indigenous plants and contributed to dramatic declines in populations of several bumblebee species prevalent in those regions. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri … Continue reading

August 19, 2015
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Rocky Mountains bewahrten Nordamerikas Tierwelt vor dem Aussterben

Wissenschaftler des Senckenberg Biodiversität und Klima Forschungszentrums haben die „Grande Coupure“ untersucht – während dieses Aussterbeereignis vor etwa 33 Millionen Jahren verschwanden rund 60 Prozent aller europäischen Säugetiere in Folge veränderter Klimabedingungen. In ihrer kürzlich im Fachjournal „Proceedings of the … Continue reading

November 7, 2012
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New Evidence Shows Power of East Coast Earthquakes

Virginia Earthquake Triggered Landslides at Great Distances Earthquake shaking in the eastern United States can travel much farther and cause damage over larger areas than previously thought. U.S. Geological Survey scientists found that last year’s magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Virginia … Continue reading

November 5, 2012
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2001-02 Drought Helped to Shift Rocky Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreak into Epidemic

A new University of Colorado Boulder study shows for the first time that episodes of reduced precipitation in the southern Rocky Mountains, especially during the 2001-02 drought, greatly accelerated development of the mountain pine beetle epidemic. The study, the first … Continue reading

May 20, 2012
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Statistical Analysis Projects Future Temperatures in North America

COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the first time, researchers have been able to combine different climate models using spatial statistics – to project future seasonal temperature changes in regions across North America. They performed advanced statistical analysis on two different North … Continue reading

February 15, 2012
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The Depths of Winter: How Much Snow Is In Fact On the Ground?

*Will lasers and GPS technology finally enable accurate measurement of snowfall?* Equipped with specialized lasers and GPS technology, scientists are working to address a critical wintertime weather challenge: how to accurately measure the amount of snow on the ground. Transportation … Continue reading