Analysis of an ice core taken by the National Science Foundation- (NSF) funded West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide drilling project reveals that warming in Antarctica began about 22,000 years ago, a few thousand years earlier than suggested by previous records.
At the end of the last Ice Age, as the world began to warm, a swath of the North Pacific Ocean came to life. During a brief pulse of biological productivity 14,000 years ago, this stretch of the sea teemed with phytoplankton, amoeba-like foraminifera and other tiny creatures, who thrived in large numbers until the productivity ended — as mysteriously as it began — just a few hundred years later.
Tiny bubbles of water found in quartz grains in Australia may hold the key to understanding what caused the Earth's first ice age.
Scientists look at past climates to learn about climate change and the ability to simulate it with computer models. One region in particular that has received a great deal of attention is the Indo-Pacific warm pool, the vast pool of warm water stretching along the equator from Africa to the western Pacific Ocean.
The Earth's only been this warm for about a quarter of the time over the last 11,300 years, a new reconstruction of the planet's temperature history shows.
Far from dooming us to runaway global warming, manmade carbon emissions may be saving us from an ice age fueled by carbon sequestration in peatland.
Rising levels of carbon dioxide have for the first time been definitively linked to the global warming that led to the last Ice Age.
Casting for "The Colony" - a Canadian indie project - is picking up steam, with Laurence Fishburne reportedly in final negotiations to star in the upcoming sci-fi film.
The arrival of the first plants 470 million years ago triggered a series of ice ages.
We have manmade global warming to thank for the fact that we're not all shivering in an ice age, according to research from Cambridge University that's likely to prove highly controversial.
The large increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide at the end of the last ice age wasn't released by the oceans, scientists have concluded.
Scientists think they've found the source of a huge carbon dioxide 'burp' which helped to end the last ice age 18,000 years ago.
Panasonic has announced a new promotion in which early adopters of 3D TVs can get a couple of the first 3D Blu-ray titles for free - Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaur and Coraline.