News tagged with northern hemisphere

Tackling an Ice Age mystery

In the northern hemisphere, ice sheets ebb and flow in 100,000-year cycles, driven by varying amounts of sunlight falling on Earth's surface as its orbit and orientation toward the sun changes. But astronomical variations ...

dateSep 05, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Climate change not so global

(Phys.org) —Scientists are calling for a better understanding of regional climates, after research into New Zealand's glaciers has revealed climate change in the Northern Hemisphere does not directly affect the climate ...

dateAug 04, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Declining snowpacks may cut many nations' water

Gradual melting of winter snow helps feed water to farms, cities and ecosystems across much of the world, but this resource may soon be critically imperiled. In a new study, scientists have identified snow-dependent drainage ...

dateNov 12, 2015 in Environment
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