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Just how early is spring arriving in your neighborhood? Find out ...

Even Punxsutawaney Phil can't be blamed for being baffled this year and hightailing it back to his burrow. He predicted six more weeks of winter on Feb 2, but by then spring was already springing ...

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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Melting sea ice may be speeding nature's clock in the Arctic

Spring is coming sooner to some plant species in the low Arctic of Greenland, while other species are delaying their emergence amid warming winters. The changes are associated with diminishing ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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Plane flies along Antarctica's giant Larsen crack

New video is released of the Antarctic ice crack that promises to produce a giant berg.

Wed 22 Feb 17 from BBC News

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Meteorology: High winds add to extreme deluges

Nature 542 395 doi: 10.1038/542395e

Wed 22 Feb 17 from Nature News

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Air pollution may have masked mid-20th Century sea ice loss

Humans may have been altering Arctic sea ice longer than previously thought, according to researchers studying the effects of air pollution on sea ice growth in the mid-20th Century. The new ...

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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Diamond's 2-billion-year growth charts tectonic shift in early Earth's carbon cycle

A study of tiny mineral 'inclusions' within diamonds from Botswana has shown that diamond crystals can take billions of years to grow. One diamond was found to contain silicate material that ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Quartz at the core of Earth's magnetic field paradox

For centuries, scientists have wondered why Earth has a magnetic field. It's still a mystery, but by using super-high pressures and temperatures to duplicate conditions at the Earth's ...

7 hours ago from Gizmag

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Colorado River flows will keep shrinking as climate warms

Warming in the 21st century reduced Colorado River flows by at least 0.5 million acre-feet, about the amount of water used by 2 million people for one year, according to new research from the ...

Tue 21 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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In hot water: Climate change harms hot spots of ocean life

The six ocean hot spots that teem with the biggest mix of species are also getting hit hardest by global warming and industrial fishing, a new study finds.

Wed 22 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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Study targets warm water rings that fuel hurricane intensification in the Caribbean Sea

Last year's devastating category-5 hurricaneŚMatthewŚmay be one of many past examples of a tropical storm fueled by massive rings of warm water that exist in the upper reaches of the Caribbean ...

22 hours ago from Phys.org

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