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New study reveals evidence of how Neolithic people adapted to climate change

Research led by the University of Bristol has uncovered evidence that early farmers were adapting to climate change 8,200 years ago.

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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Meteorite bombardment likely to have created the Earth's oldest rocks

Scientists have found that 4.02 billion year old silica-rich felsic rocks from the Acasta River, Canada—the oldest rock formation known on Earth—probably formed at high temperatures and at a ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Scientists trace atmospheric rise in CO2 during deglaciation to deep Pacific Ocean

Long before humans started injecting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal, the level of atmospheric CO2 rose significantly as the Earth came out ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Europe needs coastal adaptation measures to avoid catastrophic flooding by the end of the century

Without increased investment in coastal adaptation, the expected annual damage caused by coastal floods in Europe could increase from €1.25 billion today to between €93 billion and €961 billion ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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NASA's IMERG estimates heavy rainfall over the eastern US

Most of the Eastern half of the United States had rainfall during the past week. Some parts of the country experienced heavy rainfall that resulted in flash floods and various other problems. ...

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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Melt-rate of West Antarctic Ice Sheet highly sensitive to changes in ocean temperatures

Melting of ice shelves in West Antarctica speeds up and slows down in response to changes in deep ocean temperature, and is far more variable than previously thought, according to new research ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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NASA finds powerful storms over south China from Tropical Storm Bebinca

Tropical Storm Bebinca formed quickly in the northern part of the South China Sea. Warnings were in effect as NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed the storm located off the coast of southern China ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite finds a weaker Tropical Storm Leepi

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite caught up with Typhoon Leepi in the open waters of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and captured a visible image that showed the bulk of clouds were northeast of ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Converting carbon dioxide into methane or ethane selectively

Researchers have developed high-efficiency photocatalysts that convert carbon dioxide into methane or ethane with graphene-covered reduced titanium dioxide. The finding is expected to be utilized ...

16 hours ago from ScienceDaily

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Animation based on satellite data shows Southern California 'breathing' water

Using an unprecedented number of satellite radar images, geophysicists at Caltech have tracked how the ground in Southern California rises and falls as groundwater is pumped in and out of aquifers ...

Fri 10 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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