The past few years have seen a lot of speculation and debate about a possible ninth planet orbiting somewhere on the very out fringes of the solar system. Now, new … [Read full article]
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Common GMO Crops Approaching Inevitable Failure? Flawed Assumptions Behind Multi-Toxin Biotech Crops, Researchers Warn
Many of the assumptions that the use of GMO crops are based upon are not true, researchers at the University of Arizona have found. Specifically, the widely-used new strategy of … [Read full article]
Antarctica Moved From Flat To Fjord 34 Million Years Ago
Often, understanding what the planet’s climate will do and why requires study into fields that we as laymen might consider irrelevant. Thankfully, there are those out there who have dedicated their … [Read full article]
Times Atlas Publishers Apologise, Stand By Atlas
The publishers of The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World, Harper Collins, have issued a press release apologising for the inaccuracy of their press release which stated that Greenland had lost 15% of its permanent ice cap.
La Niña Set to Return After Brief Hiatus
Many of the leading climate services are predicting that La Niña return this winter, after a brief hiatus.
Water on Mars? Scientists See Possibility of Salty Water in Martian 'Seasonal Flows'
A team of scientists, led by Alfred S. McEwan of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, may have identified the tell-tale signs of “seasonal flows” (small channels attributable to downhill water movements) on certain Martian slopes. The potentially game-changing discovery, which was enabled by an analysis performed by an undergraduate student, has got the astronomy, planetary and astrobiology science communities rather excited.
Rising Ocean Levels A Long Term Problem
A new study has shown that not only does melting ice contribute more to rising sea levels than thermal expansion, but that ocean levels are likely to continue rising well after the warming of the atmosphere stabilises.
Warming Ocean Layers Will Prove Disastrous for Ice Sheets
“If you put an ice cube in a warm room, it will melt in several hours. But if you put an ice cube in a cup of warm water, it will disappear in just minutes.”