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The glaciers are going

As can be seen above, the Waggonwaybreen glacier in Svalbard, Norway, has retreated substantially since 1900. Svalbard's glaciers are not only retreating, they are also losing about two feet of their thickness each year. ...

dateMay 08, 2017 in Environment
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Little Ice Age displaced the tropical rain belt

The tropical rain belt, also known as the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), is in a state of constant migration. It continuously changes position in response to the seasons and follows the sun's zenith, with a slight ...

dateApr 24, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Towards a liveable future

Humans have influenced nature since as early as the Ice Age, and over the past century man's impact has become even greater with our many new technologies and a growing world population. Leiden researchers study this impact ...

dateApr 21, 2017 in Ecology
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