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A team of Brazilian scientists has discovered a fossilized skeleton of what they believe is one of the world's oldest dinosaurs after heavy rains in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul accelerated the natural...
The Andean Plateau in South America rises, on average, more than 4,000 meters above sea level, formed by orogenic uplift that began more than 20 million years ago. Orogeny occurs at convergent plate margins as compressed...

A powerful volcano is erupting. Here’s what that could mean for weather and climate

When Mount Ruang in Indonesia underwent multiple explosive eruptions last week, volcanic gases were flung so high they reached the atmosphere’s second layer, tens...

Climate change will strike Australia’s precious World Heritage sites—and Indigenous knowledge is a key defense

From Kakadu to Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef, to Sydney Opera House and the convict sites, Australia's list of World Heritage places is...

Glacier melting destroys important climate data archive

As part of the Ice Memory initiative, Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) researchers, with colleagues from the University of Fribourg and Ca' Foscari University of...

People, not the climate, found to have caused the decline of the giant mammals

For years, scientists have debated whether humans or the climate have caused the population of large mammals to decline dramatically over the past several...

New study reveals the influence of natural climate drivers on extreme monsoons in Pakistan

A new study by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory looks at some of the influences that could be driving...

Lethal climate change millions of years ago was due to volcanic eruptions, scientists conclude

Climate change that has occurred over the past 260 million years and brought about mass extinctions of life during these periods was due to...

Mars once had wet-dry climate conducive to supporting life: Study

NASA's Curiosity rover has discovered the first evidence that Mars once had a climate which alternated between wet and dry seasons similar to Earth,...

New research points to possible seasonal climate patterns on early Mars

Scientists aren't entirely sure how life began on Earth, but one prevailing theory posits that persistent cycles of wet and dry conditions on land...

Predictive power of climate models may be masked by volcanoes

Simulated volcanic eruptions may be blowing up our ability to predict near-term climate, according to a new study published in Science Advances. The research, led...

On climate, most corporations more talk than action

The world's biggest and richest companies are failing to deliver on their climate pledges, according to an in-depth analysis released Monday that calls on...

Dutch flood memories unleash new climate fears

Seventy years after the worst natural disaster to strike the Netherlands, Chiem de Vos, seven at the time, still hears his neighbour's desperate cries...

What uncertainties remain in climate science?

The favored refrain of climate deniers and those who oppose climate policies is that "the science is not settled." To some degree, this is...

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