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Is Antarctica becoming more like Greenland?

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 12:58:06 EST ~ Antarctica is high and dry and mostly bitterly cold, and it's easy to think of its ice and snow as locked away in a freezer, protected from melt except around its low-lying coasts and floating ice shelves. But that view may be wrong. Find out more...

Volcanoes and glaciers combine as powerful methane producers

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 07:38:17 EST ~ Large amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane are being released from an Icelandic glacier, scientists have discovered. A study of Slheimajkull glacier, which flows from the active, ice-covered volcano Katla, shows that up to 41 tons of methane is being released through meltwaters every day during the summer months. Find out more...

Major natural carbon sink may soon become carbon source

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 07:36:35 EST ~ Peatlands in some parts of the world, including Canada, Siberia and Southeast Asia, have already turned into significant carbon sources. The same fate may be coming soon for the Peruvian peatlands. Find out more...

Powerful new map depicts environmental degradation across Earth

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:02:47 EST ~ Geographers have created a new world map showing dramatic changes in land use over the last quarter century. Researchers turned high-resolution satellite images from the European Space Agency into one of the most detailed looks so far at how people are reshaping the planet. Find out more...

'True polar wander' may have caused ice age

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:02:39 EST ~ Earth's latest ice age may have been caused by changes deep inside the planet. Based on evidence from the Pacific Ocean, including the position of the Hawaiian Islands. Find out more...

Current climate models underestimate warming by black carbon aerosol

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 15:59:50 EST ~ Researchers have discovered a new, natural law that sheds light on the fundamental relationship between coated black carbon and light absorption. Find out more...

PNW woodlands will be less vulnerable to drought, fire than Rocky Mountain, Sierra forests

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:00:00 EST ~ Forests in the Pacific Northwest will be less vulnerable to drought and fire over the next three decades than those in the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada, computer modeling shows. Find out more...

Climate change/biodiversity loss: Inseparable threats to humanity that must be addressed together

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:49:49 EST ~ Demand for biofuels to fight climate change clouds the future for biodiversity. The demand could cause a 10- to 30-fold expansion of green energy-related agricultural land use, adding crushing pressure on habitat for plants and animals and undermining the essential diversity of species on Earth. Find out more...

Natural solutions can reduce global warming

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:00:45 EST ~ A new study found that 21 percentof the United States' greenhouse gas pollution (1.2 Pg CO2e year) could be removed through enhanced management of forest, grassland, agricultural, and coastal areas. An offset at this level would be the equivalent to pollution from every single US car and truck on the road. Find out more...

Massive impact crater from a kilometer-wide iron meteorite discovered in Greenland

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:00:42 EST ~ An international team has discovered a 31-km wide meteorite impact crater buried beneath the ice-sheet in the northern Greenland. This is the first time that a crater of any size has been found under one of Earth's continental ice sheets. Find out more...