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Undersea anchors of ice that help prevent Antarctica's land ice from slipping into the ocean are shrinking at more than twice the rate compared with 50 years ago, research shows. More than a third of these frozen...
An international team of scientists from China, the U.S. and Europe has studied new fossils of the marine reptile Dinocephalosaurus orientalis. This research has made it possible to fully describe the bizarre, very impressive animal for...

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...

How climate change is intensifying the winter storms slamming California

As another atmospheric river impacts California on January 4 and 5—with more rain forecast after that—Michael Wehner, a senior scientist in the Computational Research...

Are volcanoes impacted by climate change? Or is it the other way around?

The eruption of Mauna Loa for the first time in 40 years on the Big Island of Hawaii follows a summer and fall that...

Is climate change fueling massive hurricanes in the Atlantic? Here’s what the science says

As major hurricanes slam the nation year after year, claiming dozens of lives and costing billions in damages, the impact of climate change on...

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