News tagged with climate trends

Southern butterflies move north

Native butterflies are vanishing from parts of the Northeast, a Harvard University study finds, while warmer-natured southerners are increasingly invading their turf. This coincides with a half-century warming trend in the ...

dateAug 27, 2012 in Ecology
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Bird ranges shift north, but not as fast as climate

(PhysOrg.com) -- As warmer winter temperatures become more common, one way for some animals to adjust is to shift their ranges northward. But a new study of 59 North American bird species indicates that doing ...

dateMar 28, 2012 in Ecology
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China's glaciers in meltdown mode: study

Sharp increases in temperature driven by global warming are melting China's Himalayan glaciers, an impact that threatens habitats, tourism and economic development, says a study released Tuesday.

dateOct 25, 2011 in Environment
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Understanding past and future climate

The notion that scientists understand how changes in Earth's orbit affect climate well enough for estimating long-term natural climate trends that underlie any anthropogenic climate change is challenged by findings published ...

dateFeb 05, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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ESA extends Envisat satellite mission

(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA Member States have unanimously voted to extend the Envisat mission through to 2013. Envisat - the world’s largest and most sophisticated satellite ever built - has been providing scientists ...

dateJun 05, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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