Topic: Climate change

Volcanoes Tied to Shifts in Earth’s Climate

April 21, 2016
Volcano Licancabur

A new study reveals that volcanic activity may be responsible for climatic shifts over tens and hundreds of millions of years.

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Storing Extra Surface Water Boosts Groundwater Supply

March 24, 2016
Agua Fria Water Recharge Facility

Although years of drought and over-pumping have depleted groundwater in Arizona and California, a new study shows the situation has created underground reservoirs where extra surface water can be stored.

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Rules to Control Climate Change Needed Now

Dec. 4, 2015
Climate Change

The time to act is now. The next 15-25 years is likely to be our last chance to limit atmospheric CO2 from reaching levels that will ultimatley hurt our planet beyond repair.

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Ancient Cold Period Could Provide Clues on Climate Change

Sept. 2, 2015
The cave room in Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park in Palawan, Philippines.

Researchers at UT Austin have found that a well-known period of abrupt climate change 12,000 years ago occurred rapidly in northern latitudes but much more gradually in equatorial regions, a discovery that could prove important for understanding and responding to future climate change.

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Scientists Pioneer Method to Track Water Flowing in Glaciers

Aug. 10, 2015
Yahtse Glaciers in Alaska

New technique pioneered by UT Austin scientists is an essential step to understanding the future of the world’s largest glaciers as climate changes.

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