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Neither climate nor humans alone caused Ice Age mass extinctions

An inter-disciplinary team from more than 40 universities around the world have put an end to the controversial single-cause theories of Ice Age mass extinctions Continue reading “Neither climate nor humans alone caused Ice Age mass extinctions” »  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
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Swimming jellyfish may play key role in climate change

Swimming jellyfish and other marine animals, which help in mixing warm and cold water in the oceans, may influence global climate by increasing the rate at which heat can travel through the water Continue reading More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
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Forests not adapting to climate change

More than half of eastern U.S. tree species aren’t adapting to climate change as quickly or consistently as predicted, according to a new Duke University-led study Continue reading “Forests not adapting More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
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Extreme melting on Greenland ice sheet can occur without record heat

The Greenland ice sheet can experience extreme melting even when temperatures don’t hit record highs, a US researcher says Continue reading “Extreme melting on Greenland ice sheet can occur without record More...

By BioNews On Monday, October 24th, 2011
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Biofuel production from forests ‘will increase greenhouse gas emissions’

A new study has revealed that production of biofuel from West Coast forests would increase carbon dioxide emissions from these forests at least 14 percent Continue reading “Biofuel production from forests More...

By BioNews On Friday, October 21st, 2011
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It’s official! Earth is indeed facing global warming

A US scientific group set up in the wake of the “Climategate” affair has confirmed that the Earth’s surface is really getting warmer Continue reading “It’s official! Earth is indeed facing global warming” More...

By BioNews On Friday, October 21st, 2011
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Ozone not healing

Scientists worldwide are looking for evidence that the ozone layer is beginning to heal, but this year’s data from Antarctica does not hint at a turnaround Continue reading “Ozone not healing” More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
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Sea levels to rise by 60 cm by 2100

By the year 2100, sea levels will have risen by 60 cm and by another 1.8 meters by the year 2500, researchers have warned Continue reading “Sea levels to rise by 60 cm by 2100” »  More...

By BioNews On Friday, October 14th, 2011
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Future forests may absorb more CO2 than previously thought

Want to save our planet? Well, plant more trees and preserve them Continue reading “Future forests may absorb more CO2 than previously thought” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
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Persistent global warming could bring down herbivore populations

Herbivore populations will go down as temperatures go up, causing large shifts in food chains with consequences for global food security and species conservation Continue reading “Persistent global warming More...