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Climate cycles are driving wars, says study

In the first study of its kind, researchers have linked a natural global climate cycle to periodic increases in warfare. The arrival of El Niño, which every three to seven years boosts temperatures and ...

dateAug 24, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Monsoons spinning the Earth's plates: study

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have for the first time shown a link between intensifying climate events and tectonic plate movement in findings that could provide a valuable insight into why huge tremors occur.

dateApr 13, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Climate change hits home

Direct experience of extreme weather events increases concern about climate change and willingness to engage in energy-saving behaviour, according to a new research paper published in the first edition of the journal Nature Cl ...

dateMar 20, 2011 in Environment
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Scientists discover nanodiamonds in Greenland ice

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Maine volcanologist Andrei Kurbatov and glaciologist Paul Mayewski, along with 21 other scientists, coauthored a scientific paper released late last month that details the discovery of a layer ...

dateSep 08, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Migratory birds bear brunt of climate-charged weather

(PhysOrg.com) -- As global climate change fuels more frequent and intense hurricanes and droughts, migratory birds, especially those whose populations are already in decline, will bear the brunt of such climate-fueled weather, ...

dateJan 12, 2010 in Ecology
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