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Typhoon Changed Earthquake Patterns

The Earth's crust is under constant stress. Every now and then this stress is discharged in heavy earthquakes, mostly caused by the slow movement of Earth's crustal plates.

Paleoclimatology Study Shows Global Warming has Upended 6,500 Years of Cooling

Over the past 150 years, global warming has more than undone the global cooling that occurred over the past six millennia, according to a major study in Nature Research's Scientific Data, "Holocene global mean surface temperature, a multi-method reconstruction approach."

Asteroid Impact, not Volcanoes, Made the Earth Uninhabitable for Dinosaurs

Modelling of the Chicxulub asteroid impact 66 million years ago shows it created a world largely unsuitable for dinosaurs to live in.

Historic Floods Reveal how Salt Marshes Can Save Lives in the Future

Coastal wetlands like salt marshes are increasingly recognized as valuable natural defenses that protect coasts against strong wave attacks.

Volcanic Eruption Caused Social and Political Unrest Leading to Rise of Roman Empire

The assassination of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March in 44 BC triggered a 17-year power struggle that ultimately ended the Roman Republic leading to the rise of the Roman Empire.

Coal-burning in Siberia led to climate change 250 million years ago

A team of researchers has provided the first-ever direct evidence that extensive coal burning in Siberia is a cause of the Permo-Triassic Extinction, the Earth's most severe extinction event. 

Study shows today’s atmospheric carbon dioxide levels greater than 23 million-year record

A common message in use to convey the seriousness of climate change to the public is: "Carbon dioxide levels are higher today than they have been for the past one million years!"

Higher Sea Level Rise Predicted by Melting Ice Sheets

A new study by the Nanyang Technological University has been studying melting polar ice sheets and predicts that ocean levels will rise by as much as 1.3 metres by 2100.

ICESat-2 measures arctic ocean’s sea ice thickness, snow cover

Arctic sea ice helps keep Earth cool, as its bright surface reflects the Sun's energy back into space. Each year scientists use multiple satellites and data sets to track how much of the Arctic Ocean is covered in sea ice, but its thickness is harder to gauge.

Almost Half of World Heritage Sites Could Lose Glaciers by 2100

The study combines data from a global glacier inventory, a review of existing literature and computer modeling to analyze World Heritage glaciers.

Oceans should have a place in climate ‘green new deal’ policies, scientists suggest

The world's oceans play a critical role in climate regulation, mitigation and adaptation and should be integrated into comprehensive "green new deal" proposals being promoted by elected officials and agency policymakers, a group of ocean scientists suggests in a new paper.

Arctic ‘shorefast’ sea ice threatened by climate change, study finds

For people who live in the Arctic, sea ice that forms along shorelines is a vital resource that connects isolated communities and provides access to hunting and fishing grounds.