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Climate change stifling ocean’s carbon uptake


July 11th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 11 (IANS) Climate change seems to be stifling the ocean's capacity to absorb carbon dioxide, a study says.It has actually been soaking up a third of all human ... Read more...

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Strong currents accelerate Antarctic ice melt


June 27th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Strong ocean currents are eroding the ice beneath West Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier, accelerating its melting. According to one estimate, the total collapse of Pine Island ... Read more...

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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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History says New York is earthquake prone


March 18th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar. 18 (ANI): If the past is any indication, New York can be hit by an earthquake, claims John Armbruster, a seismologist at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.Based on historical ... Read more...

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Some Antarctic ice is building up from bottom


March 4th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): New findings by scientists working in the remotest part of Antarctica could reshape our understanding of how the ice sheet expands and moves, and how it might react ... Read more...

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Tiny protozoa may help detect toxins in water sources


December 12th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Biologists have developed a sensor that employs one-celled protozoa to detect toxins in water sources.The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) biologist Scott Gallager's revolutionary Swimming Behavioral Spectrophotometer ... Read more...

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Volcanic eruptions affect rainfall over Asian region


November 5th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) Large volcanic eruptions affect rainfall over the Asian monsoon region where seasonal storms water crops for nearly half the population of the earth.The eruptions are also believed to ... Read more...

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Volcanic eruptions affect Asian rainfall


November 4th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): A new research has revealed that volcanic eruptions affect rainfall over the Asian monsoon region, where seasonal storms water crops for nearly half of earth's population.Tree-ring researchers at ... Read more...

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Largest marine oil accident spewed 4.1m barrels into Gulf


September 24th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): An independent, peer-reviewed research has revealed that the Gulf spill is the largest marine oil accident ever and spewed around 4.1 million barrels of oil into the Gulf ... Read more...

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NZ glaciers melted as European expanded at the end of ice age


September 9th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 9 (ANI): Adding a new clue to how the last ice age ended, researchers have revealed that New Zealand glaciers melted at the same time when European glaciers briefly expanded.For ... Read more...

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Global wind-shift caused Earth’s last ice age to end


June 26th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): A global shift in winds is what led to the end of Earth's last ice age- an event that ushered in a warmer climate and the birth of ... Read more...

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Scientists figure out what ended last ice age


June 26th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) The answer to what ended the last ice age, an event that ushered in a warmer climate and the birth of human civilisation, may be blowing in the ... Read more...

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Like fireflies, earthquakes too can fire in synchrony


June 19th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Just like fireflies flashing sporadically in early evening soon flash together in harmony, big earthquakes can trigger other big quakes by transferring stress along a single fault, according ... Read more...

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Did climatic conditions trigger Angkor’s collapse?


March 30th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) Decades of drought, alternating with intense monsoon rains, may have sounded the death knell for Cambodia's ancient Khmer civilization at Angkor nearly 600 years ago. Columbia University researchers say ... Read more...

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Scientists find evidence of hydrothermal vents on seafloor near Antarctica


March 4th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): Scientists at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory have found evidence of hydrothermal vents on the seafloor near Antarctica, formerly a blank spot on the map for researchers wanting to ... Read more...

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Giant meteorites may have slammed Earth 1,500 years ago


February 4th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A scientist has found evidence which indicates that pieces of a giant asteroid or comet that broke apart over Earth may have crashed off Australia about 1,500 ... Read more...

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Antarctica’s “ghost mountains” finally come into view


January 24th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 24 (ANI): A team of scientists has announced that the so-called 'ghost peaks' in the middle of Antarctica, which are hidden miles beneath the surface of an ice sheet, ... Read more...

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Haiti quake could increase landslide risk


January 16th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 16 (ANI): Scientists have said that the combination of widespread deforestation and the recent earthquake in Haiti could lead to more landslides in the already hard-hit country.The impoverished Caribbean ... Read more...

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Scientists target American East Coast rocks for locking away CO2


January 5th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 5 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have said that buried volcanic rocks along the heavily populated coasts of New York, New Jersey and New England, as well as further ... Read more...

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New data to shed light on ‘ghost mountains’ of Antarctica


December 19th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 19 (ANI): An international team of scientists has announced the first set of data about the most enigmatic mountain ranges on Earth, which are popularly dubbed as the 'ghost mountains'.According ... Read more...

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World’s oceans losing appetite for CO2


November 21st, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 21 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that the world's oceans are losing their appetite for absorbing carbon dioxide (CO2).Between 2000 and 2007, as emissions of ... Read more...

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Low-level aerial surveys aim to understand rapid Antarctic melting


October 8th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 8 (ANI): A giant NASA DC-8 aircraft loaded with geophysical instruments and scientists is all set to fly at low level over the coasts of West Antarctica, in order to ... Read more...

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Current CO2 levels higher than last 2.1 million years


June 19th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): A new study has shown that current CO2 levels are higher than the last 2.1 million years.The study is the latest to rule out a drop in CO2 ... Read more...

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Glaciers in Southern Hemisphere are growing out of step with those in North


May 2nd, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new study has found that for the last 7,000 years, glaciers south of the equator in South America and New Zealand have often moved out of step ... Read more...

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Robot submarine in quest to find why Antarctic glacier is thinning


March 18th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Scientists are taking the help of a robot submarine to travel under an Antarctic glacier and learn why it has been thinning and accelerating over recent decades.Autosub, ... Read more...

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Wind pattern change may intensify global warming


March 14th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) Carbon dioxide released from the Antartic Ocean due to shifting wind patterns may drastically increase global warming, say scientists. Many scientists think that the end of the last ... Read more...

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Huge CO2 releases may have amplified global warming at end of last ice age


March 13th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): A new research has suggested that natural releases of carbon dioxide from the Southern Ocean due to shifting wind patterns could have amplified global warming at the ... Read more...

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Alps-like mountains found buried under Antarctic ice-sheet


February 25th, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Flying twin-engine light aircraft, logging an equivalent of several trips around the globe, scientists have not only verified the presence of a huge mountain range, buried under more ... Read more...

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Scientists discover gigantic alp-like mountain range buried under Antarctic ice


February 25th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): An international team of scientists has confirmed the existence of an European Alps-like mountain range in Antarctica, which is buried under more than four kilometers (2.5 miles) ... Read more...

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Comet smashes triggered dry fog that caused famine 1,500 years ago


January 8th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 8 (ANI): A team of scientists has found evidence that multiple comet impacts around 1,500 years ago triggered a dry fog that plunged half the world into famine.Historical records ... Read more...

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Big volcanic eruptions can cool the tropics


January 6th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Climate researchers have shown that big volcanic eruptions over the past 450 years have temporarily cooled weather in the tropics.The researchers included Rosanne DArrigo, a scientist at ... Read more...

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Cause of glacial earthquakes in Greenland attributed to major ice calving events


January 4th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Scientists have clarified that glacial earthquakes in Greenland are caused by major ice calving events, not glacier lurching.Satellite observations during the past decade have shown dramatic changes ... Read more...

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Abrupt climate shifts may come within decades


December 20th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): A new U.S. government report has determined that abrupt climate shifts resulting in rising sea levels and severe droughts, may come within decades, which is sooner than ... Read more...

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Abrupt climatic shifts could overtake US sooner than later


December 20th, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) Abrupt climatic shifts could overtake the US if melting polar ice continues to outrun recent projections, according to a government report. Many scientists also apprehend the possibility that ... Read more...

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Rocks could be harnessed to soak up huge quantities of CO2 from air


November 6th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): A new study by scientists has determined that a type of rock found at or near the surface in the Oman and other areas around the world ... Read more...

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