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January 19, 2014
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Enormous scale of Nile ‘mega lake’ revealed

The eastern Sahara Desert was once home to a 45,000 km2 freshwater lake similar in surface area to the largest in the world today. A study led by the University of Exeter has revealed that the mega lake was probably … Continue reading

December 2, 2013
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Acid raid, ozone depletion contributed to ancient extinction

Washington, D.C.— Around 250 million years ago, at the end of the Permian period, there was a mass extinction so severe that it remains the most traumatic known species die-off in Earth’s history. Some researchers have suggested that this extinction … Continue reading

June 13, 2012
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Woolly Mammoth Extinction Has Lessons for Modern Climate Change

Although humans and woolly mammoths co-existed for millennia, the shaggy giants disappeared from the globe between 4,000 and 10,000 years ago, and scientists couldn’t explain until recently exactly how the Flintstonian behemoths went extinct. In a paper published June 12 … Continue reading

May 21, 2012
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New Study by WHOI Scientists Provides Baseline Measurements of Carbon in Arctic Ocean

Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have conducted a new study to measure levels of carbon at various depths in the Arctic Ocean. The study, recently published in the journal Biogeosciences, provides data that will help researchers better … Continue reading

January 29, 2012
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Scientist: Temperate Freshwater Wetlands Are ‘Forgotten’ Carbon Sinks

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new study comparing the carbon-holding power of freshwater wetlands has produced measurements suggesting that wetlands in temperate regions are more valuable as carbon sinks than current policies imply, according to researchers. The study compared several wetlands … Continue reading

January 22, 2012
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Ancient Domesticated Dog Skull Found in Siberian Cave

*A 33,000-year-old dog skull unearthed in a Siberian mountain cave presents some of the oldest known evidence of dog domestication and, together with an equally ancient find in a cave in Belgium, indicates that modern dogs may be descended from … Continue reading

February 18, 2011
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‘Thawing Permafrost Likely Will Accelerate Global Warming in Coming Decades’

Up to two-thirds of Earth’s permafrost likely will disappear by 2200 as a result of warming temperatures, unleashing vast quantities of carbon into the atmosphere, says a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Cooperative Institute for Research in … Continue reading

July 2, 2010
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Man-made Global Warming Started With Ancient Hunters

WASHINGTON — Even before the dawn of agriculture, people may have caused the planet to warm up, a new study suggests.