Emissions cause delay in rainfall

Earth bears many signs of human influence, from warming that exceeds pre-industrial temperatures to a rising sea. Add to that list, now, the human influence on the timing of Earth's water cycle, revealed by a new study led ...

97% of Earth's land area may no longer be ecologically intact

Only between 2% and 3% of the Earth's terrestrial surface can be considered ecologically intact, according to a new study published in Frontiers in Forests and Global Change. This percentage is drastically lower than past ...

Tibetan Plateau will warm faster than expected

The Tibetan Plateau, known as 'the roof of the world,' has warmed more rapidly than global average in the past decades. The observed warming of the Tibetan Plateau since 1960s can be attributed to human activities, particularly ...

Ghosts of glaciers past hint at future climate challenges

In order to predict how glaciers will respond to climate change in the future, scientists first need to understand how they've responded in the past. A team of scientists in the Cosmogenic Nuclide Lab at Columbia University's ...

The geological record of mud deposits

The nature of the sediments on the Basque continental shelf is very heterogeneous. From the point of view of distribution, two clearly differentiated sectors can be picked out in terms of grain size. "In the area of Bizkaia ...

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