high latitudes

Ozone hole ‘affecting climate change in Southern Hemisphere’


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Researchers at Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science have found that the ozone hole, which is located over the South Pole, has affected the entire circulation ... Read more...

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66pc permafrost to melt by 2200, speed up global warming in coming years


February 17th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study has warned that global warming could cause up to two-thirds of the Earth's permafrost to disappear by 2200, releasing carbon equal to half the emissions ... Read more...

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Two thirds of permafrost likely to melt by 2200


February 17th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Two-thirds of permafrost is likely to melt by 2200, thanks to global warming which will loft vast quantities of carbon into the air. "The carbon resides in permanently ... Read more...

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Sand dunes in Northern Mars actively changing


February 4th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): An investigation led by a Planetary Science Institute researcher has revealed that the avalanche faces of huge Martian sand dunes, long thought to be frozen in time on ... Read more...

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Bering Sea floor sheds light on last major global warming period


January 5th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California at Santa Cruz have found that the sediments at the bottom of the Bering Sea indicate that that the region was ice-free ... Read more...

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Global warming cuts available wind energy: Study


November 10th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A climate researchers at the University of Texas at Austin has found that rising temperatures decrease wind speeds, making for less power bang for the wind turbine buck.The ... Read more...

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Drought may threaten much of globe in coming decades


October 20th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A new research has revealed that United States, along with other heavily populated countries, face a growing threat of severe and prolonged drought in coming decades.The research, conducted ... Read more...

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Experts predict onset of new cycle of solar-terrestrial activity


August 14th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): Scientists from Boston University's Center for Space Physics (CSP) believe that there's new evidence to suggest the onset of a new cycle of solar-terrestrial activity.The team observed ... Read more...

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Rare chance to watch Northern Lights, or aurorae on August 3-4


August 3rd, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): Sky viewers can get a rare chance to enjoy some spectacular Northern Lights, or aurorae, on August 3 and 4.After a long slumber, the Sun is waking up. ... Read more...

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Geography and radiation determine how you tan


June 22nd, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Getting a tan is a matter of radiation and geography as there is great variation of ultraviolet radiation, says a study. "The variation of ultraviolet radiation, especially in the ... Read more...

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Blame your ancestors if you don’t get a tan


June 22nd, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): People who remain pale and never tan have their ancestors to blame for choosing to live in the northern reaches of the globe, while those who easily achieve ... Read more...

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Flowering plants keep tropics cooler, wetter


June 17th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Researchers have found that flowering plants contribute much more than non flowering plants towards keeping the atmosphere cooler and wetter.In the Amazon basin, replacing flowering plants with non-flowering ... Read more...

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Scientists find new clues as to why animals grow bigger in the cold


February 25th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have across new clues that offers new insight to Bergmann's rule that animals grow larger at high, cold latitudes than their counterparts closer to the equator.The ... Read more...

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Better food makes high-latitude animals bigger


January 29th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 29 (IANS) Animals at high latitudes grow better than their counterparts closer to the equator because higher-latitude vegetation is more nutritious, says a new study. The report presents a novel ... Read more...

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Arctic could face warmer and ice-free conditions in future


December 30th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 30 (ANI): Increased evidence is indicating that the Arctic could face seasonally ice-free conditions and much warmer temperatures in the future.Scientists documented evidence that the Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas ... Read more...

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Scientists discover four new species of King crab


December 3rd, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 3 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has discovered four new species of king crab, all from the deep sea, thus increasing the family of this species ... Read more...

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Saturn’s eccentric orbit may explain puzzling lake asymmetry on Titan


November 30th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 30 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have suggested that the unusually uneven distribution of methane and ethane lakes over the northern and southern polar regions of the Saturn's largest ... Read more...

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Cassini captures ‘ghostly dance’ of Saturn’s northern lights


November 25th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 25 (ANI): In the first video showing the auroras above the northern latitudes of Saturn, Cassini has spotted the tallest known "northern lights" in the solar system, flickering in shape ... Read more...

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99 percent pure water ice found on Mars


September 25th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has revealed sub-surface water ice that may be 99 percent pure, halfway between the North Pole and the equator on the Red Planet."We ... Read more...

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India’s mooncraft ‘discovers’ water on moon: US scientist (Second Lead)


September 24th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) India's maiden moon mission Chandrayaan-1 found evidence of water on the surface of the moon, a top American scientist confirmed Thursday. "The moon has distinct signatures of water. ... Read more...

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Climate change will lead to less ultraviolet radiation over northern high latitudes


September 16th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, September 16 (ANI): A new study by University of Toronto (U of T) physicists has shown that climate change will lead to less ultraviolet radiation over northern high latitudes.They discovered that ... Read more...

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Ozone layer changes may increase UV radiation in tropics


September 16th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 16 (IANS) Ozone layer alterations, prompted by climate change, will enhance ultraviolet (UV) radiation in the tropics and Antarctica, according to a discovery by physicists. "Climate change is an established fact, ... Read more...

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Life under threat as more ultraviolet radiation to hit earth


September 7th, 2009 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 7 (IANS) Rapid climate changes are set to redistribute the already shrinking ozone layer, exposing earth's southern parts up to 20 percent more ultraviolet radiation, warns a Canadian study. Concentrated ... Read more...

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New evidence points towards recent ice age on Mars


August 28th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found evidence on the Martian terrain that points towards a recent ice age on the Red Planet.The research, by Samuel C. Schon ... Read more...

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New isotope cluster could lead to better understanding of carbon cycle


July 15th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A team of researchers has discovered an unexpected concentration of a certain isotopic molecule in parts of the stratosphere that could have implications for understanding the carbon cycle ... Read more...

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Super-size deposits of frozen carbon in Arctic a growing threat to climate


July 1st, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): A new study has estimated that the vast amount of carbon stored in the arctic and boreal regions of the world is more than double that previously estimated, ... Read more...

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Hand-held devices that can detect presence of aerosols in air above oceans


June 30th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): A team of scientists is developing hand-held devices that can detect the presence of aerosols in air above oceans by measuring how light scatters as it strikes the ... Read more...

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Most successful and longest mission in spaceflight history to end


June 27th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): The joint ESA/NASA solar orbiter Ulysses is slated to shut down operations on June 30, which would mark the end of one of the most successful and longest ... Read more...

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Ancient Ice Age lasted for 30 million years


June 17th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has investigated the climate of planet Earth as it was 440 million years ago, and have found that an ancient ... Read more...

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Constant sunlight to blame for summer suicides in Greenland


May 8th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): As summer strikes Greenland, there is an increase in the suicide rates in the region, and now scientist have blamed the insomnia caused by incessant daylight for this ... Read more...

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Tooth evidence shows dinos once lived in the Arctic


April 27th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a dinosaur tooth along what's now the Kakanaut River of northeastern Russia, a find that shows dinos once lived above the Arctic Circle.Scientists say the ... Read more...

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Aerosols possibly behind much of Arctic warming


April 9th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Aerosols are possibly behind much of the atmospheric warming in the Arctic since 1976, according to US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientists. Emitted by natural and human ... Read more...

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Aerosols play a key role in atmospheric warming in Arctic


April 9th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9 (ANI): A new research by NASA scientists has suggested that much of the atmospheric warming observed in the Arctic since 1976 may be due to changes in tiny airborne ... Read more...

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CO2 removing mechanism resumes in North Atlantic Ocean after a decade


December 1st, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): Scientists have determined that due to a dramatic loss of sea-ice in the Arctic during the summer of 2007, convective mixing in the North Atlantic Ocean, a ... Read more...

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Studying prehistoric climate can help forecast future changes


November 25th, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A new research has indicated that studying prehistoric warm periods can help in forecasting future changes in climate.The research was conducted by the Pliocene Research, Interpretation and ... Read more...

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