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Ice Age manatees may have called Texas home

(University of Texas at Austin) Manatees don’t live year-round in Texas, but these gentle sea cows are known to occasionally visit, swimming in for a ‘summer vacation’ and returning to warmer waters for the winter. New research has found fossil evidence for manatees along the Texas coast dating back to the most recent ice age. The discovery raises questions about whether manatees have been visiting for thousands of years, or if ice age manatees once called Texas home.

Greenland is on track to lose ice faster than in any century over 12,000 years

If human societies don’t sharply curb emissions of greenhouse gases, Greenland’s rate of ice loss this century is likely to greatly outpace that of any century over the past 12,000 years, a new study concludes. Scientists say the results reiterate the need for countries around the world to take action now to reduce emissions, slow the decline of ice sheets, and mitigate sea level rise.

This Rat Sniffs For Landmines In Cambodia–And Has Just Won A Gold Medal For His Life-Saving Work

A landmine detection rat, whose work in Cambodia has transformed the lives of the country’s citizens, has been awarded the gold medal from a UK charity for his life-saving bravery and devotion to duty. Magawa is an African giant pouched rat, trained to detect landmines by the international non-profit APOPO. He has discovered 39 landmines and […]

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Sentinels of ocean acidification impacts survived Earth’s last mass extinction

Two groups of tiny, delicate marine organisms, sea butterflies and sea angels, were found to be surprisingly resilient — having survived dramatic global climate change and Earth’s most recent mass extinction event 66 million years ago.

The testimony of trees: How volcanic eruptions shaped 2000 years of world history

Researchers have shown that over the past two thousand years, volcanoes have played a larger role in natural temperature variability than previously thought, and their climatic effects may have contributed to past societal and economic change.

The video origin of the myth that global warming is good for agriculture » Yale Climate Connections – Yale Climate Connections

Misinformation is at the root of many scientific controversies, and fighting it can feel like a losing battle. But one effective method is to expose the mechanics of misinformation, to show tactics and deceptive processes in broad daylight. And learning…

Coldest Northern Hemisphere temps of minus 69.6 degress Celsius: Greenland, 1991

Nearly 30 years after recording a temperature of minus 93.2 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 69.6 Celsius) in Greenland, the measurement has been verified by the World Meteorological Organization as the coldest recorded temperature in the Northern Hemisphere.

Politics

UK risks losing contract for new climate research centre because of Brexit

The UK is at risk of losing the contract for the expansion of a flagship European weather research centre based in Reading because of Brexit. The European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) has been based in Berkshire for…