News tagged with northern hemisphere

When the Sahara turned to sand

The Sahara wasn't always a desert. Trees and grasslands dominated the landscape from roughly 10,000 years ago to 5,000 years ago. Then, abruptly, the climate changed, and north Africa began to dry out.

dateNov 11, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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The green lungs of our planet are changing

Are leaves and buds developing earlier in the spring? And do leaves stay on the trees longer in autumn? Do steppe ecosystems remaining green longer and are the savannas becoming drier and drier? In fact, over recent decades, ...

dateMar 06, 2015 in Environment
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Earth's last warm phase exposed

Analysis of data collected from ice cores and marine sediment cores in both polar regions has given scientists a clearer picture of how the Earth's climate changed during the last Interglacial period. This ...

dateMay 02, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Cold snap in the tropics

Tropical glaciers have responded to episodes of cooling in Greenland and the Antarctic over the past 20,000 years, according to a study carried out mainly by researchers at the CNRS, Université Joseph Fourier, ...

dateAug 25, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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