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Climatically Driven Landscape Evolution During Warm Periods

Scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics (LIAG), the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-EVA) and other partners have researched the stability and development of landscapes in the Wendland region of Hanover during the past Eemian Interglacial (warm period) around 120,000 years ago.

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Climate Change Threatens Base of Polar Oceans’ Bountiful Food Webs

The cold polar oceans give rise to some of the largest food webs on Earth.

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Feeling the Squeeze

Low oxygen levels are pushing fish into shallower waters, with potentially devastating impacts for fisheries and ecosystems.

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Tropical Crops Could Suffer as Climate Change Brings Longer Dry Spells

Longer hotter and drier spells in countries around the world due to climate change could hit important global crops within the next 50 years.

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Jet Stream Changes Could Amplify Weather Extremes by 2060s

Drilling deep into the Greenland ice sheet, researchers reconstructed the jet stream's tumultuous past and found that climate-caused disruptions are likely to have drastic weather-related consequences for societies on both sides of the Atlantic. 

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Why Saving World’s Peatlands Can Help Stabilize the Climate

The Aweme borer is a yellowish-brown moth with an inch-and-a half wingspan. In the often-colorful world of lepidopterology — the study of moths and butterflies — it’s not particularly flashy, but it is exceedingly rare. 

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Better Weather Forecasting Through Satellite Isotope Data Assimilation

As the global climate continues to change and extreme weather events increasingly threaten regions all over the world, accurate weather forecasting is becoming more important than ever.

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Nicholas Soaks the Gulf Coast

The slow-moving storm has been pulling in tropical moisture.

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What’s Going on With the Ozone?

World governments agreed in the late 1980s to protect Earth’s ozone layer by phasing out ozone-depleting substances emitted by human activities, under the Montreal Protocol.

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Climate Change Is Already Affecting Chesapeake Bay Fisheries

As climate change affects habitats, fisheries species face change, too.

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