- Study: Laurentide Ice Sheet Melting Caused "Noah's Ark" Flood And Led To European Agriculture
New research published in Quaternary Science Reviews says the collapse of the North American (Laurentide) Ice Sheet caused the flood believed to be behind the "Noah's Ark" story 8000 years ago that kick-started modern European agriculture. T ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 18 2007 - 11:16pm
- North Atlantic Oscillation Explains The Inconsistency Of Global Warming, Say Oceanographers
A Duke University-led analysis of available records shows that while the North Atlantic Ocean’s surface waters warmed in the 50 years between 1950 and 2000, the change was not uniform. In fact, the subpolar regions cooled at the same time that subtropical ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 4 2008 - 9:34am
- Older Arctic Sea Ice Replaced By Young, Thin Ice
A new study by University of Colorado at Boulder researchers indicates older, multi-year sea ice in the Arctic is giving way to younger, thinner ice, making it more susceptible to record summer sea-ice lows like the one that occurred in 2007. The team used ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 11 2008 - 11:59am
- Study: Global Warming May Mean Smaller Fish
The last fish you ate probably came from the Bering Sea. At present, the Bering Sea provides roughly half the fish caught in U.S. waters each year and nearly a third caught worldwide. While the basic dynamics of a 'greenhouse ocean' are not well ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 11 2008 - 5:53pm
- Ten Year Analysis Shows Dramatic Jump In Antarctic Ice Loss
Increasing amounts of ice mass have been lost from West Antarctica and the Antarctic peninsula over the past ten years, according to research from the University of Bristol and published online this week in Nature Geoscience. Meanwhile the ice mass in East ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 13 2008 - 4:00pm
- Climate Influence On Deep Sea Populations
In an PLoS ONE article, Joan B. Company and colleagues at the Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC) in Spain describe a mechanism of interaction across ecosystems showing how a climate-driven phenomenon originated in shelf environments controls the biologica ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 16 2008 - 12:28am
- Study: Antarctic Ice Loss Rate Nearly Matches Greenland
Ice loss in Antarctica increased by 75 percent in the last 10 years due to a speed-up in the flow of its glaciers and is now nearly as great as that observed in Greenland, according to a new, comprehensive study by UC Irvine and NASA scientists. In a first ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 24 2008 - 11:56am
- ABE Brings Back Ancient Climate Secrets From A Mile Under The Ocean
Scientists from Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)aboard the research vessel Southern Surveyor returned home today with a collection of coral samples and photographs taken in ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 1 2008 - 10:31am
- Study: Two Oxygenation Events In Oceans Sparked Spread Of Complex Life
The rise of oxygen and the oxidation of deep oceans between 635 and 551 million years ago had an impact on the increase and spread of the earliest complex life, including animals, according to a study in PNAS. The atmosphere had almost no oxygen until 2.5 ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 25 2008 - 6:53pm
- Mystery Of Antarctic Ice Sheets Solved? Researcher Says It Was Cooling Oceans, After All
A team of scientists from Cardiff University’s School of Earth and Ocean Sciences and Amgueddfa Cymru- National Museum Wales travelled to Africa to find new evidence of climate change which helps explain some of the mystery surrounding the appearance of th ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 28 2008 - 9:33pm