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Radar Reveals Meltwater's Year-Round Life Under Greenland Ice

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Exploring where liquid goes, even in winter

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New Research Shows That Turning Up the Thermostat Could Help Tropical Climates Cool Down

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New research done in Singapore shows that slightly raising indoor temperatures and equipping office workers with smart fans saves significantly on overall office building energy costs while maintaining employee comfort.

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Hot Weather Not to Blame for Salmonella on Egg Farms

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New research conducted by the University of Adelaide shows there is no greater risk of Salmonella contamination in the production of free range eggs in Australia due to hot summer weather, compared with other seasons.

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Increasing Rainfall in a Warmer World Will Likely Intensify Typhoons in Western Pacific

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An analysis of the strongest tropical storms over the last half-century reveals that higher global temperatures have intensified the storms via enhanced rainfall. Rain that falls on the ocean reduces salinity and allows typhoons to grow stronger.

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More Frequent Hurricanes Not Necessarily Stronger on Atlantic Coast

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Active Atlantic hurricane periods, like the one we are in now, are not necessarily a harbinger of more, rapidly intensifying hurricanes along the U.S. coast, according to new research performed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Big Data Shows How What We Buy Affects Endangered Species

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The things we consume, from iPhones to cars to IKEA furniture, have costs that go well beyond their purchase price. What if the soybeans used to make that tofu you ate last night were grown in fields that were hewn out of tropical rainforests? Or if that tee-shirt you bought came from an industrial area that had been carved out of high-value habitat in Malaysia?

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2016 Edges 1998 as Warmest Year on Record

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Global Temperature Report: December 2016

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Biologist's Ant Research Provides Long-Term Look at Effects of Climate Change

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Many scientists have attempted to tackle how climate change will affect the natural world by determining the thermal tolerance of various species, then predicting what will happen to them as our world warms. However, this approach as a way to understand nature has its drawbacks because one species never acts alone, so comprehending how global change impacts these interactions is crucial to a holistic understanding.

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Flood Threats Changing Across US

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A University of Iowa study finds the threat of flooding is growing in the northern half of the United States and declining in the South. The findings are based on water-height measurements at 2,042 stream and rivers, compared to NASA data showing the amount of water stored in the ground.

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Researchers Capture Video of False Killer Whale’s Encounter with Longline

A team of researchers and fishermen used video and audio recordings to observe false killer whales removing fish from a longline fishing hook, a behavior known as depredation.

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UCI Scientists Identify a New Approach to Recycle Greenhouse Gas

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Using a novel approach involving a key enzyme that helps regulate global nitrogen, University of California, Irvine molecular biologists have discovered an effective way to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO) that can be adapted for commercial applications like biofuel synthesis.

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Six California State University Presidents Sign Open Letters on Climate Action

Higher education leaders ask President-elect Donald Trump and Congress to take action on climate issues.

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For Critical Marine Low Clouds, a Research and Observation Plan

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Marine low clouds hover in the lowest couple of kilometers above the world’s oceans. They produce little but drizzle, and could never match their deeper mid-continent cousin clouds for dramatic weather and severe storms. But marine low clouds are vastly important to the world’s climate and energy balance.

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Expert: Here’s How to Tackle Hot-Button Issues Like Climate Change at the Holiday Dinner Table

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U Law Professor Available to Comment on President Obama's Ban on Arctic Offshore Drilling

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Leaky Plumbing Impedes Greenland Ice Sheet Flow

Surface meltwater that drains to the bed of the Greenland Ice Sheet each summer causes changes in ice flow that cannot be fully explained by prevailing theories.

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Study to Assess Climate Resiliency of More Than 250 US Cities

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The University of Notre Dame’s Global Adaptation Initiative has announced it will assess the climate vulnerability and readiness of every U.S. city with a population over 100,000.

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Amazonia's Best and Worst Areas for Carbon Recovery Revealed

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following emissions released by commercial logging activities has been published in the journal eLife.

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Scientists Bear Witness to Birth of an Ice Cloud

Scientists have witnessed the birth of atmospheric ice clouds, creating ice cloud crystals in the laboratory and then taking images of the process through a microscope, essentially documenting the very first steps of cloud formation.

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The Case of the Missing Diamonds

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A Washington University physicist practiced at finding tiny diamonds in stardust from the pre-solar universe has repeatedly failed to find them in Younger Dryas sedimentary layers, effectively discrediting the hypothesis that an exploding comet caused the sudden climate reversal at the end of the last Ice Age.







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