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Ice cores reveal a slow decline in atmospheric oxygen over the...

Princeton University researchers have compiled 30 years of data to construct the first ice core-based record of atmospheric oxygen concentrations spanning the past 800,000...

Tracking the amount of sea ice from the Greenland ice sheet

By analysing ice cores drilled from deep inside the Greenland ice sheet, researchers have started to calculate how much Arctic sea ice there was...

Super-slow circulation allowed world’s oceans to store huge amounts of carbon...

The way the ocean transported heat, nutrients and carbon dioxide at the peak of the last ice age, about 20,000 years ago, is significantly...

Siberian larch forests are still linked to the ice age

The Siberian permafrost regions include those areas of Earth, which heat up very quickly in the course of climate change. Nevertheless, biologists are currently...

Ancient DNA shows perfect storm felled Ice Age giants

Giant Ice Age species including elephant-sized sloths and powerful sabre-toothed cats that once roamed the windswept plains of Patagonia, southern South America, were finally...

Ice age bison fossils shed light on early human migrations in...

Scientists using evidence from bison fossils have determined when an ice-free corridor opened up along the Rocky Mountains during the late Pleistocene. The corridor...

Evidence of ice age at Martian north pole

Using radar data collected by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a Southwest Research Institute-led team found evidence of an ice age recorded in the polar...

New Ice Age knowledge

An international team of researchers headed by scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute has gained new insights into the carbon dioxide exchange between ocean...

Increase in volcanic eruptions at the end of the ice age...

The combination of erosion and melting ice caps led to a massive increase in volcanic activity at the end of the last ice age,...

Human-made climate change suppresses the next ice age

Humanity has become a geological force that is able to suppress the beginning of the next ice age, a study now published in the...

Melting of massive ice ‘lid’ resulted in huge release of CO2...

A new study reconstructing conditions at the end of the last ice age suggests that as the Antarctic sea ice melted, massive amounts of...

Geologic formation could hold clues to melting glacier floodwaters

Geologists investigating an unusual landform in the Wabash River Valley in southern Illinois expected to find seismic origins, but instead found the aftermath of...

Melting Scandinavian ice provides missing link in Europe’s final Ice Age...

Molecular-based moisture indicators, remains of midges and climate simulations have provided climate scientists with the final piece to one of the most enduring puzzles...

Fossil wasp galls indicate little change in Southern California habitats since...

The La Brea Tar Pits, the world's richest Ice Age fossil site, is famous for saber-toothed cats, mammoths, and giant sloths, but it also...

Ice-age lesson: Large mammals need room to roam

A study of life and extinctions among woolly mammoths and other ice-age animals suggests that interconnected habitats can help Arctic mammal species survive environmental...

Fossilised remains of Ice Age top predator dated with radiocarbon

ANSTO researchers using accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) capabilities have assisted Russian palaeobiologists in dating rare fossils from an extinct cave lion that had been...

Greenhouse gases caused glacial retreat during last Ice Age

A recalculation of the dates at which boulders were uncovered by melting glaciers at the end of the last Ice Age has conclusively shown...

Heat release from stagnant deep sea helped end last Ice Age

The build-up and subsequent release of warm, stagnant water from the deep Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas played a role in ending the last...

The ‘mini ice age’ hoopla is a giant failure of science...

This month there's been a hoopla about a mini ice age, and unfortunately it tells us more about failures of science communication than the...

Sudden shift in ‘forcing’ led to demise of Laurentide ice sheet

A new study has found that the massive Laurentide ice sheet that covered Canada during the last ice age initially began shrinking through calving...

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