The emergence of modern sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, 2.6 million years ago
"We have not seen an ice free period in the Arctic Ocean for 2,6 million years. However, we may see it in our lifetime," says marine geologist Jochen Knies. In an international collaborative project, Knies ...
ESA image: Tropical thaw: Quelccaya ice cap, Peru
This image features Peru's Quelccaya ice cap, the largest in the Tropics.
Ancient marine algae provides clues of climate change impact on today's microscopic ocean organisms
A study of ancient marine algae, led by the University of Southampton, has found that climate change affected their growth and skeleton structure, which has potential significance for today's equivalent microscopic ...
Volcano in south Japan erupts, disrupting flights
A volcano in southern Japan is blasting out chunks of magma in the first such eruption in 22 years, causing flight cancellations and prompting warnings to stay away from its crater.
Scientists may be cracking mystery of big 1872 earthquake
Geologists may be close to cracking one of the biggest seismological mysteries in the Pacific Northwest: the origin of a powerful earthquake that rattled seven states and provinces when Ulysses S. Grant was ...
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