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Oz rains soak up sea level rise

Researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) report that when three atmospheric patterns came together over the Indian and Pacific oceans, they drove so much precipitation over Australia in 2010 and 2011 that the world’s ocean levels dropped measurably. The new research, published in Geophysical Research Letters, notes that the continent of Australia […]

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Humans Behind Early Oz Ecosystem Collapse?

Massive extinctions of animals 45,000 to 55,000 years ago and the arrival of the first humans in ancient Australia may be linked, according to scientists at the Carnegie Institution, the University of Colorado and the Australian National University. Researchers analyzed ancient eggshells and wombat teeth to determine the diet and the environment of animals over […]

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