400-Year-Old Arctic Plants Frozen by Glaciers Come Back From the Dead

August 16, 2015 by  
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A crop of 400-year-old plants that were wiped out by glaciers have come back from the dead, BBC News reports . Researchers exploring the Teardrop Glacier high up in the Canadian Arctic say that the ice has been retreating at a rate of three to four meters every year since 2004, exposing land that has been covered since the Little Ice Age that took place between AD 1550 and AD 1850. While on a recent expedition, the University of Alberta team discovered something that had a “greenish tint.” It turned out to be ancient bryophytes sprouting new growth after 400 years of dormancy! Read the rest of 400-Year-Old Arctic Plants Frozen by Glaciers Come Back From the Dead

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Trending story about the coming mini ice age is flooding the internet – but it isn’t true

July 14, 2015 by  
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Although the Earth is currently heating up due to climate change , a new prediction taking the internet by storm warns that the sun could cool off in the next 15 years, throwing the world into a mini ice age . At the National Astronomy Meeting in Wales, solar scientists predicted that shifting sunspots could drop temperatures here on Earth by the year 2030. While solar activity may slow in the coming years, scientists warn that it won’t throw the planet into a perpetual winter. In fact, they say, the opposite is true: in 15 years, the world will be much, much hotter. Read the rest of Trending story about the coming mini ice age is flooding the internet – but it isn’t true Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2030 ice age , Ice Age , ice age predictions , mini ice age , solar scientists , sunspots , university of northumbria

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Scientists warn that a mini ice age could strike in the next 15 years

July 14, 2015 by  
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Although the Earth is currently heating up due to climate change , new predictions warn that the sun could cool off in the next 15 years, throwing the world into a mini ice age . At the National Astronomy Meeting in Wales, solar scientists predicted that shifting sunspots could drop temperatures here on Earth by the year 2030. Read the rest of Scientists warn that a mini ice age could strike in the next 15 years Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2030 ice age , Ice Age , ice age predictions , mini ice age , solar scientists , sunspots , university of northumbria

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Climate Change Caused by Ocean Currents, New Research Shows

October 29, 2014 by  
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Greenhouse gasses may not be the sole culprit behind climate change. According to a new study, ocean currents also play a huge part in regulating our climate. Phys.org reports that Rutgers University research shows major cooling of the Earth and ice buildup that happened 2.7 million years ago took place alongside a shift in the circulation of ocean currents, which pull in heat and CO2 from the Atlantic and move them through the deep ocean in a north to south direction before releasing the water into the Pacific. Read the rest of Climate Change Caused by Ocean Currents, New Research Shows Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon dioxide , change , climate , currents , global warming , Ice Age , journal , ocean , research , Rutgers , science

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Ancient Antarctic Ice Could Reveal Clues to Earth’s Climate 1.5 Million Years Ago

November 7, 2013 by  
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  Image © Shutterstock Swiss scientists from the University of Bern are hoping that a 3 km long cross-section of Antarctic ice could reveal new information about climate change throughout the Earth’s history. Over the ages, built-up snow and air have been compressed into thick layers of ice that serve as a permanent record of global temperatures and the amount of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. Researchers believe that a new expedition would be able to extract ice cores dating back 1.5 million years, almost twice as far back as the current oldest samples, which extend 800,000 years. Read the rest of Ancient Antarctic Ice Could Reveal Clues to Earth’s Climate 1.5 Million Years Ago Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ancient Earth climate , Antarctic expedition , antarctica , Climate Change , climate research , Earth climate cycles , global temperatures , greenhouse gases , Ice Age , ice core , million year old ice        

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November 7, 2013 by  
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  Image © Shutterstock Swiss scientists from the University of Bern are hoping that a 3 km long cross-section of Antarctic ice could reveal new information about climate change throughout the Earth’s history. Over the ages, built-up snow and air have been compressed into thick layers of ice that serve as a permanent record of global temperatures and the amount of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. Researchers believe that a new expedition would be able to extract ice cores dating back 1.5 million years, almost twice as far back as the current oldest samples, which extend 800,000 years. Read the rest of Ancient Antarctic Ice Could Reveal Clues to Earth’s Climate 1.5 Million Years Ago Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ancient Earth climate , Antarctic expedition , antarctica , Climate Change , climate research , Earth climate cycles , global temperatures , greenhouse gases , Ice Age , ice core , million year old ice        

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400-Year-Old Arctic Plants Squished by Glaciers Come Back From the Dead

May 28, 2013 by  
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A selection of 400-year-old plants that were squished by glaciers have come back from the dead, BBC News reports . Researchers exploring the Teardrop Glacier high up in the Canadian Arctic say that the ice has been retreating at a rate of three to four meters every year since 2004, exposing land that has been covered since the Little Ice Age that took place between AD 1550 and AD 1850. While on a recent expedition, the University of Alberta team discovered something that had a “greenish tint.” It turned out to be ancient bryophytes sprouting new growth after 400 years of dormancy! Read the rest of 400-Year-Old Arctic Plants Squished by Glaciers Come Back From the Dead Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arctic plants , Climate Change , environmental news , Ice Age , national academy of sciences , News , plants come back from the dead , polar bears , teardrop glacier , University of Alberta        

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Average Global Temperatures Poised to Soar Past 11,000-Year High

March 8, 2013 by  
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Image by Airs Science Team, NASA/JPL Is it getting hot in here? Absolutely. Don’t let the recent snowfall fool you: 2012 was the hottest year on record for the U.S. and the future isn’t looking much cooler. Recently published research suggests that planet Earth is about to experience a heat wave of monumental proportions. According to the authors of a study in the journal Science , global temperatures are poised to surpass an 11,000-year peak, meaning that by the end of the century, the planet is set to get hotter than at any time since the last Ice Age. Read the rest of Average Global Temperatures Poised to Soar Past 11,000-Year High Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon emissions , Climate Change , extreme weather , global temperatures , global warming , heat wave , Ice Age , industrial revolution

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The Shout Out Louds Create a Functional Record Made From Ice to Promote Their Newest Single

January 4, 2013 by  
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If you thought vinyl was an outdated technology, then this record is practically from the Ice Age. The functional ice record was produced by the Swedish band the Shout Out Louds to promote their single, “Blue Ice.” They sent a kit to ten select individuals along with a set of instructions on how to make the album along with a mold and a bottle of water. Leave it to the Swedes to incorporate ice into their music! Read the rest of The Shout Out Louds Create a Functional Record Made From Ice to Promote Their Newest Single Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: album , blue ice , distilled water , Ice Age , ice record , optica , record , shout out louds , silicone mold , single , Sweden , tbwa stockholm , turntable , vinyl

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Project Phoenix: Soccer Stadium Complex To Be Built Over Earthquake Rubble in Cite Soleil, Haiti

January 4, 2013 by  
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Renderings of a new soccer stadium for Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince, Haiti have been released as part of the non-profit Project Phoenix ’s philanthropic investment for the young people of the disaster-torn nation. With soccer considered a national pastime of Haiti, the construction of Phoenix Stadium will create greater opportunities for training, competition and employment available to everyone in the country. Designed by architect Carlos Zapata of CZS , the $5M Phoenix Stadium will be constructed over rubble from the 2010 earthquake, and will include an elementary and middle school, dormitories, an edible garden, a lake filled with fish, and a compost and recycling plan Read the rest of Project Phoenix: Soccer Stadium Complex To Be Built Over Earthquake Rubble in Cite Soleil, Haiti Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Boby Duval , Carlos Zapata , Cite Soleil , clinton global initiative , Delos , haiti , L’Athletique D-Haiti , Morad Fareed , Project Phoenix , Soccer , soccer stadium

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