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Island-building in Southeast Asia created Earth’s northern ice sheets

Tectonic processes are thought to have triggered past ice ages, but how? A new analysis of mountain building in the maritime tropics of Southeast Asia attributes the last ice age, which reached a maximum 15,000 years ago, to increasing rock weathering in the rising island arc from Sumatra to New Guinea over the past 15 million years, with the first ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere appearing about 3 million years ago.

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Europe’s old-growth forests at risk

A new study presents the first comprehensive assessment of the conservation status of primary forests in Europe — and shows that many of them are not protected and at risk of being destroyed. The researchers conclude that formal conservation of these forests should be a top priority for countries to meet their climate change and biodiversity goals.

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Europe’s old-growth forests at risk

A new study presents the first comprehensive assessment of the conservation status of primary forests in Europe — and shows that many of them are not protected and at risk of being destroyed. The researchers conclude that formal conservation of these forests should be a top priority for countries to meet their climate change and biodiversity goals.

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Europe’s old-growth forests at risk

A new study presents the first comprehensive assessment of the conservation status of primary forests in Europe — and shows that many of them are not protected and at risk of being destroyed. The researchers conclude that formal conservation of these forests should be a top priority for countries to meet their climate change and biodiversity goals.

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Europe’s old-growth forests at risk

A new study presents the first comprehensive assessment of the conservation status of primary forests in Europe — and shows that many of them are not protected and at risk of being destroyed. The researchers conclude that formal conservation of these forests should be a top priority for countries to meet their climate change and biodiversity goals.

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World’s largest DNA sequencing of Viking skeletons reveals they weren’t all Scandinavian

Invaders, pirates, warriors – the history books taught us that Vikings were brutal predators who travelled by sea from Scandinavia to pillage and raid their way across Europe and beyond. Now cutting-edge DNA sequencing of more than 400 Viking skeletons from archaeological sites scattered across Europe and Greenland will rewrite the history books.

American Mastodons Trekked North Because of Global Warming – Atlas Obscura

Genetic diversity could shrink as animals venture into new territories because of global heating, leaving them vulnerable to extinction, scientists have warned after tracking the impact of climate change on the American mastodon. Huge, hairy, and with a pair of…

The Green-Energy Road To A Blackout Nation

California leads the way to electricity blackouts, closely followed by South Australia. They both created this problem by taxing, banning, delaying, or demolishing reliable coal, nuclear, gas, or hydro-generators while subsidizing and promoting unreliable electricity from the sickly green twins…

Alaskan volcano linked to mysterious period with extreme climate in ancient Rome

(University of Copenhagen) The cold, famine and unrest in ancient Rome and Egypt after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BCE has long been shrouded in mystery. Now, an international team, including researchers from the University of Copenhagen, has found evidence suggesting that the megaeruption of an Alaskan volcano may be to blame.