Tibetan Plateau served as cradle of evolution for cold-adapted mammals: Study

A new study suggests that the advance and retreat of the ice sheets millions of years ago had a profound influence in the evolution and geographic distribution of many animals, including those that live today in the Arctic regions.

Arctic regions much more vulnerable to change than thought

First analyses of the longest sediment core ever collected on land in the terrestrial Arctic has provided documentation that intense warm intervals, warmer than scientists thought possible.