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Ice sheet collapse triggered ancient sea level peak

An international team of scientists has found a dramatic ice sheet collapse at the end of the ice age before last caused widespread climate...

Giant deer were still present in Southern Germany after Ice Age

Tübingen scientists reconstruct the DNA of the Megaloceros from findings in caves in the Swabian Alb and discover possible causes for its later extinction. The...

Weathering and river discharge surprisingly constant during Ice Age cycles

Over geologic time, the work of rain and other processes that chemically dissolve rocks into constituent molecules that wash out to sea can diminish...

New study: Iceberg influx into Atlantic during ice age raised tropical...

A new study shows how huge influxes of fresh water into the North Atlantic Ocean from icebergs calving off North America during the last...

A new study focussing on the birds of the Ice Age

A new study focusing on the birds of the Ice Age has shed light on the long term response of birds to climate change. The...

How Ice Age climate change led to the extinction of mammoths...

"The answers to extinction, survival and evolution are right here in the dirt," says University of Cincinnati Quaternary science researcher Ken Tankersley, associate professor...

International study raises questions about cause of global ice ages

A new international study casts doubt on the leading theory of what causes ice ages around the world -- changes in the way the...

Stuck-in-the-mud plankton reveal ancient temperatures

New research in Nature Communications showing how tiny creatures drifted across the ocean before falling to the seafloor and being fossilised has the potential...

Genetics reveals where emperor penguins survived the last ice age

A study of how climate change has affected emperor penguins over the last 30,000 years found that only three populations may have survived during...

Carbon release from ocean helped end the Ice Ageoc

A release of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the deep ocean helped bring an end to the last Ice Age, according to new collaborative research...

Ice ages made Earth’s ocean crust thicker

The Earth's ice ages have left their mark on the thickness of the planet's oceanic crust, scientists have discovered. During glacial periods, when sea...

No laughing matter: Nitrous oxide rose at end of last ice...

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is an important greenhouse gas that doesn't receive as much notoriety as carbon dioxide or methane, but a new study confirms...

The emergence of modern sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, 2.6...

"We have not seen an ice free period in the Arctic Ocean for 2,6 million years. However, we may see it in our lifetime,"...

Permafrost soil is possible source of abrupt rise in greenhouse gases...

Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have identified a possible source of carbon dioxide (CO2) and...

Research resolves discrepancy in Greenland temperatures during end of last ice...

A new study of three ice cores from Greenland documents the warming of the large ice sheet at the end of the last ice...

Has the puzzle of rapid climate change in the last ice...

Over the past one hundred thousand years cold temperatures largely prevailed over the planet in what is known as the last ice age. However,...

Synchronization of North Atlantic, North Pacific preceded abrupt warming, end of...

Scientists have long been concerned that global warming may push Earth's climate system across a "tipping point," where rapid melting of ice and further...

Ancient ice sheet may have melted later than previously thought

After one of the snowiest winters in recent history, William Philipps will forego the beach to spend the summer studying glaciers at the world's...

The last ice age

A team of scientists has discovered that a giant 'burp' of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the North Pacific Ocean helped trigger the end of...

New theory on cause of ice age 2.6 million years ago

New research in the journal Nature's Scientific Reports has provided a major new theory on the cause of the ice age that covered large...

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