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Trash Burning Worldwide Significantly Worsens Air Pollution


Unregulated trash burning around the globe is pumping far more pollution into the atmosphere than shown by official records. A new study led by NCAR estimates that more than 40 percent of the world’s garbage is burned in such fires, with emissions...
26-Aug-2014 11:30 AM EDT

Story Ideas From NCAR: Seasonal Hurricane Forecasts, El Niño/La Niña, Wind Energy, and More

Researchers at NCAR and partner organizations are making significant headway in predicting the behavior of the atmosphere on a variety of fronts. Highlights include improving weather forecasts, advancing renewable energy capabilities, helping...
13-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Climate Change Increases Risk of Crop Slowdown in Next 20 Years


The world faces a small but substantially increased risk over the next two decades of a major slowdown in the growth of global corn and wheat yields because of climate change, according to NCAR and Stanford University research. Such a slowdown would...
25-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Scientists Launch Far-Ranging Campaign to Detail Front Range Air Pollution

Scientists at NCAR and partner organizations are launching a major field project across Colorado’s Front Range this month to track ozone pollution. Results from the month-long study, which uses aircraft, ground sensors, and other instruments, will...
15-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Climate Change Threatens to Worsen U.S. Ozone Pollution


Ozone pollution across the continental United States will become far more difficult to keep in check as temperatures rise, according to new research led by NCAR. The detailed study shows that Americans face the risk of a 70 percent increase in...
5-May-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Scientists to Examine Pacific’s “Global Chimney”


NCAR scientists and partners next week launch a field project in the tropical Pacific, a remote region that holds a key to understanding worldwide climate. The warm waters fuel huge clusters of thunderstorms that act as a global chimney, lofting...
7-Jan-2014 10:30 AM EST

New Technology Targets Slick Winter Highways


Snowplows are getting more intelligent this winter, thanks to a new digital intelligence system that equips them with custom sensors to measure road and weather conditions. The system, funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation and designed by...
17-Dec-2013 10:50 AM EST

Scientists Nearing Forecasts of Long-Lived Wildfires


Scientists have developed a new computer modeling technique that offers the promise, for the first time, of producing continually updated daylong predictions of wildfire growth throughout the lifetime of long-lived blazes. The technique, developed...
14-Nov-2013 1:30 PM EST

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Tip Sheet - Hurricane Experts Available for Interviews

NCAR scientists are available to discuss hurricane formation and behavior, the impacts of the powerful storms on society, and whether climate change may be altering hurricanes and other tropical cyclones.
9-Sep-2008 12:15 PM EDT

Lead Authors Available To Discuss New U.S. Climate Report

The convening lead authors of today's landmark government report on climate change impacts in the United States are available for comment.
27-May-2008 12:00 PM EDT

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