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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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Clouds, ice nucleating material, ice nucleation, Atmospheric Chemistry, Climate Science

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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Younger Dryas, climate reversal, Mass Extinction, impact hypothesis, Nanodiamonds

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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fish, barramundi, Ocean Acidification, Climate Change

Barramundi Populations at Risk From Acid Oceans

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Wild barramundi populations are likely to be at risk under ocean acidification, a new University of Adelaide study has found.

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Plant, Photosynthesis, Carbon Cycle, Rainforest, Climate, Ecosystems, Modeling And Simulation, Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley Lab, Environment

New Leaf Study Sheds Light on ‘Shady’ Past

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A new study led by a Berkeley Lab research scientist highlights a literally shady practice in plant science that has in some cases underestimated plants’ rate of growth and photosynthesis, among other traits.

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Arctic Lakes, Lakes, Arctic, Jadu Dash, Mary Edwards, University of Southampton, ice, melt, Modis

Arctic Lakes Thawing Earlier Each Year

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Scientists from the University of Southampton have found Arctic lakes, covered with ice during the winter months, are melting earlier each spring.

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What Makes Influential Science? Telling a Good Story

Researchers from the University of Washington have found that scientific papers written in a more narrative style were more influential among peer-reviewed studies in the climate change literature. Their results were published Dec. 15 in the journal PLOS ONE.

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Supercomputer Simulations Confirm Observations of 2015 India/Pakistan Heat Waves

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A paper released December 15 during the American Geophysical Union fall meeting points to new evidence of human influence on extreme weather events. After examining observational and simulated temperature and heat indexes, the research team—which included three scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory—concluded that two separate deadly heat waves that occurred in India and Pakistan in the summer of 2015 “were exacerbated by anthropogenic climate change.”

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Study: Warming Could Slow Upslope Migration of Trees

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Scientists expect trees will advance upslope as global temperatures increase, shifting the tree line—the mountain zone where trees become smaller and eventually stop growing—to higher elevations. Subalpine forests will follow their climate up the mountain, in other words. But new research published Dec. 15 in the journal Global Change Biology suggests this may not hold true for two subalpine tree species of western North America.

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atmosphere science, Atmospheric & climate research, DOE Office of Science

Data Storage Upgrades Future-Proof ARM Field Sites—For Now

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Throughout 2016, Cory Stuart, ARM’s Site Data System (SDS) and Cyber Security Manager, and his team at Argonne National Laboratory have been methodically visiting all ARM sites to upgrade the data systems, especially storage capacity.

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Turfgrass research, Drip System Irrigation, drought tolerance, irrigation efficiency

Turfgrass Research Focuses on Irrigation Efficiency, Drought Tolerance

Subsurface drip irrigation is the newest method in turfgrass efficiency. Two projects will test these research findings: A subsurface drip irrigation system in several tee boxes at a golf course, and a city park, where a subsurface drip irrigation system has been installed on half of the park.

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Capturing Clouds for LASSO Leads to New Radar Techniques

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The ARM Climate Research Facility has some of the best instruments in the world for measuring atmospheric properties, but achieving the highest-quality results requires knowing the optimal way to use them. In a recent paper, a research team used ARM data to optimize radar measurements and accompanying models.

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Study: Warming Global Temperatures May Not Affect Carbon Stored Deep in Northern Peatlands

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Deep stores of carbon in northern peatlands may be safe from rising temperatures, according to a team of researchers from several U.S.-based institutions. s

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Atmospheric & climate research, atmosphere science, DOE, Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science

From a Convective Clouds Campaign, a BAMS Cover and Scads of Rich Data

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Sometimes the math in climate science is pretty easy: MC3E, plus 24 authors, equals one gorgeous cover story for the September issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS).

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Mountain Glaciers Are Showing Some of the Strongest Responses to Climate Change

Mountain glaciers move slowly and it has been had to pin an individual glacier's retreat to a change in global climate. A new method finds that for most of the glaciers studied the observed retreat is more than 99 percent likely due to climate change.

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How the Fed Joined the Fight Against Climate Change: Financial Expert Comments

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Researchers: Climate Change Likely Caused Deadly 2016 Avalanche in Tibet

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On July 17, more than 70 million tons of ice broke off from the Aru glacier in the mountains of western Tibet and tumbled into a valley below, taking the lives of nine nomadic yak herders living there. Researchers conducted a kind of forensic analysis of the disaster, and the cause was likely climate change.

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Climate Change Is Already Causing Widespread Local Extinction in Plant and Animal Species

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Extinctions related to climate change have already happened in hundreds of plant and animal species around the world. New research, publishing on December 8th in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, shows that local extinctions have already occurred in 47% of the 976 plant and animal species studied.

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EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump, fracking, Environment, Methane, Climate Change

Pro-Fracking Pruitt 'Shocking' Choice for EPA Head

Robert Howarth, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University and faculty fellow in the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, has studied global warming for 40 years, particularly the impact of methane gas emissions on the environment. He says as Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Scott Pruitt must discontinue his promotion of fossil fuel use, and take proactive steps to avoid irreversible, catastrophic global warming that would place the food supply of the world at some risk, potentially leading to unprecedented wars.

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Scientists Improve Predictions of How Temperature Affects the Survival of Fish Embryos

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Scientists closely tracking the survival of endangered Sacramento River salmon faced a puzzle: the same high temperatures that salmon eggs survived in the laboratory appeared to kill many of the eggs in the river







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