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Genetic modification of poplar trees saves air quality

4 days ago

Poplar trees are widely used in commercial products, but, like several other tree species, they emit gases to…
Rains Bring Very Temporary Relief to Australia’s Fires

January 8, 2020

NASA satellite data continues to provide a look at the smoke and aerosols generated by the massive fires…
Building Resilience Across Africa

December 13, 2019

Humanity’s ability to predict and respond to the changing climate will likely dictate our wellbeing in the coming…
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Climate impact of hydropower varies widely

November 28, 2019

Hydropower is broadly considered to be much more environmentally friendly than electricity generated from fossil fuels, and in…
Pollution from Athabasca oil sands affects weather processes

November 19, 2019

Scientists have been looking at pollution affecting the air, land, and water around the Athabaska Oil Sands for…
Making atmospheric chemistry modeling more accessible

October 14, 2019

Global modeling of the atmosphere’s chemistry requires immense computational resources to study how particles form and are processed.…
Africa’s Blue Economy – win-win or false promise?

October 14, 2019

Can harnessing the economic potential of the oceans offer Africa a way to grow sustainably, or is it…
Atlantic Ocean circulation may get a jump-start from the other side of the world

September 30, 2019

A key question for climate scientists in recent years has been whether the Atlantic Ocean’s main circulation system…
2019 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Tied for Second Lowest On Record

September 25, 2019

The extent of Arctic sea ice at the end of this summer was effectively tied with 2007 and…
New research identifies a climate signature in rivers globally

September 18, 2019

A new study, led by scientists from the University of Bristol and published in the journal Nature, discovers…
Europe’s oldest lake traces 1.4 million years of Mediterranean climate

September 11, 2019

New research by an international team of scientists, led by the University of Cologne and including the University…
Solutions to urban heat differ between tropical and drier climes

September 5, 2019

In summer heat, cities may swelter more than nearby suburbs and rural areas. And while the size of…
Two approaches to predict the future weather

September 4, 2019

When, where and how much rain will fall has always been a matter of utmost concern for humankind…
Marine ecological forecasts are a new tool for climate adaptation

September 4, 2019

Senior Researcher Mark Payne at DTU Aqua is one of a handful of researchers in Europe who are…
Ice sheets underpin core elements of the Earth’s carbon cycle

August 19, 2019

Scientists once believed that the ice sheets covering about 10 percent of Earth’s land surface were frozen wastelands,…
Behavioral science models can help identify the greenest dietary changes

August 14, 2019

Spreading the gospel of veggie-only diets may not be the most effective way to help reduce overall, food-related…
More sensitive climates are more variable climates, research shows

July 23, 2019

A decade without any global warming is more likely to happen if the climate is more sensitive to…
A Toxic Chemical in Marine Ecosystems Turns Out to Play a Beneficial Role

July 23, 2019

Advocates of healthy eating often extol the benefits of adding antioxidants to one’s diet. These compounds are thought…
Cave droplets provide window into past climates

July 9, 2019

The chemistry of drip waters that form stalagmites and stalactites in caves around the world have given researchers…
NASA Helps Warn of Harmful Algal Blooms in Lakes, Reservoirs

June 27, 2019

Harmful algal blooms can cause big problems in coastal areas and lakes across the United States. When toxin-containing…
Jakobshavn Glacier Grows for Third Straight Year

June 18, 2019

New NASA data shows that Jakobshavn Glacier – Greenland’s fastest-moving and fastest-thinning glacier for most of the 2000s…
Researchers explain what to expect from wildfire season this year and in the future

June 17, 2019

The recipe for disaster is simple. Throughout Western North America, millions of people live in high-risk wildfire zones…
Climate Undermined by Lobbying

May 29, 2019

First-of-its-kind study quantifies the effects of political lobbying on likelihood of climate policy enactment. For all the evidence…
Seasonal Monsoon Rains Block Key Ocean Current

May 20, 2019

Our oceans and the complex “conveyer belt” system of currents that connects them play an important role in…
Young frogs that were stressed as tadpoles move less on land, putting their survival at risk

May 6, 2019

New Oregon State University research shows that juvenile northern red-legged frogs that have experienced climate-related stress as tadpoles…
Princeton geoscientists find new fallout from ‘the collision that changed the world’

April 29, 2019

“These results are different from anything people have previously seen,” said Emma Kast, a graduate student in geosciences and the lead…
More Than a Carbon Copy: OCO-3 on the Space Station

April 3, 2019

NASA is ready to launch a new space instrument that will use the vantage point of the International…
The Day the World Burned

March 18, 2019

When UC Santa Barbara geology professor emeritus James Kennett and colleagues set out years ago to examine signs of a…
Migrating snowline plays outsized role in setting pace of Greenland ice melt

March 7, 2019

In a finding that may help scientists better predict sea-level rise in a warming world, Brown University researchers…
On its 5th Anniversary, GPM Still Right as Rain

February 28, 2019

Five years ago, on Feb. 27, 2014, the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, a joint satellite project…
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