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New Antarctic ice core reveals secrets of climate change

New Antarctic ice core reveals secrets of climate change (via The Christian Science Monitor) Dr. Julie Palais (l.) and Anais Orsi examine ice inside a backlit snow pit at the WAIS Divide. The horizontal lines represent annual layers of snowfall. The two to three feet of snow that falls each…

A vicious cycle: Could droughts and storms make climate change worse?

With climate change expected to bring more heatwaves, violent storms and heavy rainfall, the impact on human society is likely to be significant. As…  …

New Antarctic ice core reveals secrets of climate change

Most ice we see melts quickly, from ice cubes melting into a soda to icicles disappearing on a sunny winter day. But in Antarctica, ice can stick around for hundreds of thousands of years.;  …

The Bronze Age collapse was caused by climate change: study

A cold, dry spell that lasted hundreds of years may have driven the collapse of Eastern Mediterranean civilizations in the 13th century BC, researchers in France said Wednesday. In the Late Bronze Age, powerful kingdoms spanned lands that are now Egypt, Greece, Cyprus, Syria, Turkey, Israel and the Palestinian territories,…

Republican congressman explains climate change: God did it

Republican Congressman Jeff Miller of Florida recently cited his belief in God to explain why he opposed environmental regulations. During a “Coffee with the Congressman” event on Tuesday, some of Miller’s constituents confronted him about his position on environmental policy. They said there was a large consensus among scientists about…

Conservative media’s attacks on climate science effectively erode viewers’ belief in scientists

When conservatives come away from Fox News feeling ever more certain that climate change is a hoax, it may have something to do with an overall attack on scientists as authorities to be trusted. So argues a paper published in the August issue of peer-reviewed journal Public Understanding of Science,…

NOAA warns Arctic ice is melting has reached new ‘striking’ record

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration climate study puts 2012 among the 10 warmest years on record The Arctic lost record amounts of sea ice last year and is changing at an unprecedented pace due to climate change, a landmark climate study said on Tuesday. Last year was among the 10 warmest years…

Scientists cook world’s first lab-grown, in-vitro hamburger

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) – A corner of west London will see culinary and scientific history made on Monday when scientists cook and serve up the world’s first lab-grown beef burger. The in-vitro burger, cultured from cattle stem cells, the first example of what its…

British scientists prepare to cook first in-vitro hamburger

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) – A corner of west London will see culinary and scientific history made on Monday when scientists cook and serve up the world’s first lab-grown beef burger. The in-vitro burger, cultured from cattle stem cells, the first example of what its…

Barack Obama expresses reservations about Keystone XL pipeline project

Comments give hope to environmental campaigners looking for signs president will not approve controversial tar sands project Barack Obama has given the strongest indication to date that he holds reservations about the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, saying the project would not create many jobs and could raise gasoline prices.…

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