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Microscopic arms race rages on the seabed

The ocean floor contains viruses and bacteria locked in a constant struggle for survival. This has a great effect on the carbon cycle in the ocean and thus also affects how much CO2 is released into the atmosphere.

Enduring climate crisis by gene doubling

Ancient grains of pollen show how conifers survived one of the Earth’s greatest mass extinctions.

Wet tundra can also capture carbon

Do permafrost thaws and bacteria comprise a climate bomb in the Arctic?

Nitrous oxide is the new ozone enemy

Nitrous oxide affects both the ozone layer and global warming when it’s released into the atmosphere. Farmers and wastewater treatment plants are among those who send out gas, and now Danish scientists have set out to figure out how this works.

Proof: Our climate has become more extreme

The climate has not only become warmer – it has also become more extreme, new research shows.

Danish pollen reveals new interglacial period

New analysis of rare Danish soil layers reveals a hitherto unknown temperate period during the Ice Age.

Climate change eats up Arctic insect life

Scientists have found the first clear link between insect populations and rising temperatures in the Arctic.

Surprisingly few major Ice Ages in southwest Greenland

The waters off southwest Greenland have escaped extremely large and thick ice sheets during most of the Ice Ages, new research reveals.

Taking X-rays of CO2

A spongy sandstone deposit can help cool the Earth’s fever.

Living the green dream -- a zero emissions city district

The researchers behind a climate neutral housing district in Trondheim often hear their plan blasted as utopian. And it is. But that doesn’t make it impossible or unrealistic.