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Amazon Study Reveals That Rainstorms Transport Atmospheric Particles Essential for Cloud Formation

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Understanding how tiny particles emitted by cars and factories affect Earth's climate requires accurate climate modeling and the ability to quantify the effects of these pollutant particles vs. particles naturally present in the atmosphere. One large uncertainty is what Earth was like before these industrial-era emissions began. In a paper just published in Nature, scientists collaborating on the GoAmazon study describe how they tracked particles in the largely pristine atmosphere over the Amazon rainforest, which has given them a way to effectively turn back the clock a few hundred years.

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Risk Analysis for Common Ground on Climate Loss and Damage

The Paris Agreement included groundbreaking text on the need for a mechanism to help identify risks beyond adaptation and support the victims of climate-related loss and damage—but how exactly it will work remains unclear. New IIASA research lends insight to policymakers on how to move forward.

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Soil Moisture, Snowpack Data Could Help Predict 'Flash Droughts'

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Severe 2012 drought could have been predicted months in advance.

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Fossils Indicate That a Comet Strike May Have Triggered Ancient Global Warming Event

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A comet strike may have triggered the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), a rapid warming of the Earth caused by an accumulation of atmospheric carbon dioxide 56 million years ago, which offers analogs to global warming today.

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Extraterrestrial Impact Preceded Ancient Global Warming Event

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A comet strike may have triggered the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), a rapid warming of the Earth caused by an accumulation of atmospheric carbon dioxide 56 million years ago, which offers analogs to global warming today.

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Climate Change Has Doubled Western US Forest Fires, Says Study

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More aridity is sending thousands of square miles up in flames

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Temporary extinction reprieve for some frogs

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Australian scientists have good news for frog conservation ─ there may be longer than expected time to intervene before climate change causes extinction of some species.

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Global Sustainability Projects Offer Hope for the Future

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Global examples of sustainability projects, which offer a positive future for the environment, have been identified by an international group of researchers including Professor Martin Solan from the University of Southampton.

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Effective Emissions Limits in Europe Could Save Thousands of Lives Every Year

Effective coal regulation could slash deaths from toxic fumes by 85%, saving 20,000 lives every year.

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Climate Change May Benefit Native Oysters, but There’s a Catch

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Amid efforts to restore native oyster populations on the West Coast, how are oysters expected to fare under climate change in the decades and centuries to come? Not too badly, according to a study from the University of California, Davis. But there’s a big “if” involved.

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Megadrought Risks in Southwest Soar as Atmosphere Warms

As a consequence of a warming Earth, the risk of a megadrought – one that lasts more than 35 years – in the American Southwest likely will rise from a low chance over the past thousand years to a 20- to 50-percent chance in this century. However, by slashing greenhouse gas emissions, these risks are nearly cut in half, according to a Cornell-led study in Science Advances, Oct. 5.

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Predicting a Hurricane's Wrath

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NDSU Researchers to Study Hurricane Matthew Evacuation Decision-Making

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The researchers want to find out how and why local residents choose to evacuate. They also will study the many variables that can explain the uncertainty in making those decisions.

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Post-Hurricane Recovery in the Long-Term: Lessons From Scholar’s Participation in Rebuilding After Katrina

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Climate Change, Air Pollution, air pollution and asthma, air pollution and human health, Climate Change And Health Wire, International Health, Pneumonia, COPD, Allergies, heat-related illness, Pulmonary, Respiratory

ATA International and U.S. Members Agree Climate Change Affects Patient Health

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A survey of international members of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) found that 96 percent of respondents agreed that climate change is occurring and 81 percent indicated that climate change has direct relevance to patient care. Compared to a similar survey of American ATS members, more international physician members reported that climate change was affecting their patients “a great deal” or a “moderate amount” (69 percent international vs. 44 percent U.S.).

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#FSU Experts Can Help Put #Matthew Into Context

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As the Climate Warms, We Are ‘Primed’ for Worse Storms Than Sandy

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With the climate warming and the sea level rising, conditions are ripe for storms deadlier and more devastating than Sandy that put more people at risk. That’s the outlook from David A. Robinson, a Rutgers geography professor who has served as the New Jersey state climatologist for 25 years.

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Spring Starting Earlier in U.S. National Parks, Study Finds

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Spring is beginning earlier than its historical average in three-quarters of United States’ national parks studied in new research that employed models created by UWM climatologist Mark Schwartz.

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Trees, Plants, plants and climate change, Climate Change, Aerosol, University of Alabama in Huntsville, volatile organic compounds, VOC, Monoterpene, Isoprene, Chemistry

New UAH Lab Seeks Answers to Particle, Cloud Mysteries

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A new laboratory at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is setting out to solve some of the fundamental mysteries about one of the common compounds floating in the atmosphere and what effects (if any) that compound has on climate change.

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$4.6 Million NSF Grant Will Help Missouri-Led Team Study Grafting as a Way to Adapt Crops to Climate Change

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The grant from the National Science Foundation will fund a Missouri-based team of researchers in understanding how root systems of grapevines affect the parts of perennial plants used most commonly in food production.







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