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A sub-desert savanna spread across Madrid 14 million years ago

The Central Iberian Peninsula was characterised by a very arid savanna during the middle Miocene, according to a study led by the Complutense University...

When continents break it gets warm on Earth

The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere determines whether the Earth is in greenhouse or ice age state. Before humans began to...

Changing climate to bring more landslides on logged land

Washington State University researchers say landslides on logged forests will be more widespread as the Northwest climate changes. In a study modelled on clear-cut lands...

Heat Source Under West Antarctica

A new NASA study adds evidence that a geothermal heat source called a mantle plume lies deep below Antarctica's Marie Byrd Land, explaining some...

Dinosaur-killing asteroid impact cooled Earth’s climate more than previously thought

The Chicxulub asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs likely released far more climate-altering sulfur gas into the atmosphere than originally thought, according to...

Future volcanic eruptions could cause more climate disruption

Major volcanic eruptions in the future have the potential to affect global temperatures and precipitation more dramatically than in the past because of climate...

Late Triassic terrestrial ecosystem changes

The Norian Chinle Formation in the Southwestern United States provides a snapshot into an ancient terrestrial ecosystem with its famous petrified tree trunks and...

The oceans were colder than we thought

A team of researchers has discovered a flaw in the way past ocean temperatures have been estimated up to now. Their findings could mean...

Scientists use seismic waves to measure tornado intensity

Seismic waves generated by tornadoes when they touch down could be used to measure a twister's intensity, according to a new study. The new research...

Yellowstone Spawned Twin Super-Eruptions that Altered Global Climate

A new geological record of the Yellowstone supervolcano's last catastrophic eruption is rewriting the story of what happened 630,000 years ago and how it...

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