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World’s oldest meteor impact crater discovered


July 1st, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) The world's oldest meteorite crater - a giant impact zone more than 100 km wide - has been found in Greenland, scientists say.Researchers think it was ... Read more...

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Earth’s oldest crater found in Greenland


June 29th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Geo-scientists have stumbled upon a vast, 100 km-wide crater in Greenland resulting from a massive asteroid hit a billion years before any other known collision on ... Read more...

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Ocean circulation changes ‘more dramatic than previously thought’


January 15th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A new study from Cardiff University has revealed that ocean circulation changes this winter may have been more dramatic than previously thought.The study found that as the last ... Read more...

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Mountain glacier melt-off to raise sea level by 12 cm by 2100


January 11th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 11 (IANS) Melt-off from small mountain glaciers and ice caps will raise global sea levels 12 cm by 2100. The largest contributors to the projected sea level rise would be ... Read more...

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Short-term weather extremes, not warming, driving Greenland ice sheet flow: Study


December 9th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 09 (ANI): A University of British Columbia study has revealed that sudden changes in the volume of melt water contribute more to the acceleration - and eventual loss - of ... Read more...

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Declining CO2 levels helped in Antarctic formation 34 million years ago


September 14th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 14 (ANI): In a major research study, the link between declining carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the earth's atmosphere and the formation of the Antarctic ice caps some 34 million ... Read more...

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Falling carbon dioxide formed the Antarctic ice-cap


September 14th, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) The link between declining carbon dioxide levels and the formation of Antarctic ice caps some 34 million years ago has been established in a major research study. A ... Read more...

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Scientists discover Amazon River is 11 million years old


July 30th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): In a new research, scientists at the University of Liverpool, UK, have discovered that the Amazon River is 11 million years old.They discovered that the Amazon River, and ... Read more...

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Trapped water cause of regular tremors under Vancouver Island in Canada


January 1st, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 1 (ANI): Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada have attributed regular tremors under Vancouver Island to trapped water in a portion of the fault area.The ... Read more...

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42 million year old Kiwi fossils show a warmer climate with no ice in Antarctica


July 30th, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, July 30 (ANI): A new study of 42 million year old fossils in New Zealand shows a greenhouse climate with warmer seas and little or no ice in Antarctica.The study, ... Read more...

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Antarctica did not have ice 40 million years ago


July 29th, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): A new study of New Zealands climate 40 million years ago reveals a greenhouse Earth, with warmer seas and little or no ice in Antarctica.The study suggests ... Read more...

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Saharan dust storms help sustain life in North Atlantic Ocean


July 19th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 19 (ANI): A new research carried out by scientists at the University of Liverpool in the UK, has found how Saharan dust storms help sustain life over extensive regions ... Read more...

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‘Man-made’ water may bring changes to the environment


June 22nd, 2008 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Duke University researchers say that the chemistry of man-made water created by removing salt from seawater and brackish groundwater through reverse osmosis desalination is different from that ... Read more...

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Super Volcanoes simulated in lab experiment


May 30th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 30 (ANI): Scientists have simulated in lab the secret process that can stir up ordinary volcanic eruptions into so-called super volcanoes.Ben Kennedy and Mark Jellinek of UBCs (University of ... Read more...

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New evidence of climate change may help explain mystery behind Antarctic ice sheet


February 29th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 29 (ANI): Scientists have found new evidence of climate change that may help explain some of the mystery surrounding the appearance of the Antarctic ice sheet.Ice sheet formation in ... Read more...

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Wind patterns might mask effects of global warming in ocean


February 8th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that w ind patterns could be masking the overall effect of global warming in the North Atlantic Ocean. Previously, scientists had ... Read more...

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