Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 19:56
The surface of the sun has been surprisingly calm of late -- with fewer sunspots than anytime in the last century -- prompting curious scientists to wonder just what it might mean here on Earth.
Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 15:39
Researchers have found that the extraordinary “reverse” of global warming has led to a 60 per cent rise in ice-covered ocean, giving way to a new trend dubbed “global cooling”.
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 19:53
A NASA-led team of scientists has found proof that soot from a rapidly industrializing Europe caused the abrupt retreat of mountain glaciers in the European Alps that began in the 1860s.
Last Updated: Monday, August 26, 2013, 18:33
Penguin populations in Antarctica surged during the Little Ice Age - a cold period between 1500 and 1800 AD, a new study suggests.
Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 13:00
Analysis of an Antarctic ice core has revealed that warming in the frozen continent began about 22,000 years ago, a few thousand years earlier than suggested by earlier records.
Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 22:08
A US-led research team studying a new ice core from West Antarctica found that warming there was well under way 20,000 years ago.
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 10:40
Scientists have explained a new mechanism behind Earth`s 100,000-year Ice Age cycle that points to the alternating influence of continental ice sheets and climate on this global climatic interchange.
Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013, 15:47
Iron may not have played an important role in the formation of the North Pacific Ocean, new research has revealed.
Last Updated: Thursday, June 06, 2013, 15:43
Scientists say tiny bubbles of water found in quartz grains in Australia may hold the key to understanding what caused the Earth`s first ice age.
Last Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 12:54
Many scientists assumed that during the last ice age, when thick ice covered the Arctic, the deep currents below that feed the North Atlantic Ocean and help drive global ocean currents slowed or even stopped.
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 14:23
Plants that were frozen during the "Little Ice Age" centuries ago are sprouting new growth, a group of scientists from the University of Alberta have revealed.
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 12:01
About 12,800 years ago when the Earth was warming and emerging from the last ice age, a dramatic and anomalous event occurred that abruptly reversed climatic conditions back to near-glacial state.
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