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Ocean and wind changes cause Antarctic sea ice drop to record low

Warmer ocean temperatures and unusual wind patterns have contributed to a record decline of sea ice levels in Antarctica, Monash research has found.

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Climate scientists shed new light on what causes intensified warming

New international research involving Monash University shows intensified surface warming in Canada, Siberia, Alaska and in the Arctic Ocean relative to global mean temperature rise.

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Nuclear technology unlocks 50-million-year-old time capsules

A scientific analysis of fossilised tree resin has caused a rethink of Australia’s prehistoric ecosystem, and could pave the way to recovering more preserved palaeobiological artefacts from the time of dinosaurs or prehistoric mammals.

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Global warming predicted to trigger more frequent and intense thunderstorms in the tropics

A new analysis of climate-change predictions suggests that the frequency of severe thunderstorms is likely to increase in tropical and sub-tropical regions as the planet warms.

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Early global greenhouse event gave rise to fire-adapted trees

Conifers that were living at the South Pole show an extreme adaptation to forest fires. Until now, the origin of this ability has been unknown from the fossil record.

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Researchers tackle methane emissions with gas-guzzling bacteria

An international research team co-led by a Monash biologist has shown that methane-oxidising bacteria – key organisms responsible for greenhouse gas mitigation – are more flexible and resilient than previously thought.

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New research opens the way to understand life on Mars through meteorites

Research led by Monash University Earth scientists has added a new dimension to understanding life on Mars with the discovery that meteorites may be able to ‘trap’ evidence of Martian life.

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$2 million Isotopia lab to provide new insights about the Earth

Monash University is set to play a leading role in geochemistry research following the opening of a new $2 million world-class research facility.

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Monash University experts available – World Environment Day 5 June

The following Monash University experts are available for comment on subjects relating to World Environment Day 5 June 2017

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