Climate Change

Hurricane Harvey was historic: setting the rain record for the United States with a whopping 51.89 inches of rain in Harris County, and covering most of...
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10:11am
12.15.2017
The Indian subcontinent has been the scene of civilization ebb and flow of diverse peoples, cultures and faiths for centuries. Always one of the most populous...
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10:27am
12.14.2017
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It may take until the 2060s to know how much the sea level will rise by the end of this century, according to a new analysis.
by Rutgers University
9:26am
12.13.2017
It is a dream come true for U.S.-based climate scientists — the offer of all-expenses-paid life in France to advance their research in Europe instead of in the...
by Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press
9:07am
12.12.2017
The climate models that project greater amounts of warming this century are the ones that best align with observations of the current climate, according to a...
by Carnegie Institution for Science
2:14pm
12.6.2017
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As climate change makes extreme weather events more frequent and severe, understanding how they affect human health in the long term is essential to developing...
by Taylor & Francis
9:28am
11.30.2017
Just three percent of the Great Barrier Reef’s corals may hold the key to regenerating reefs damaged after major disturbances, new research reveals.
by University of Queensland
9:50am
11.29.2017
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A team of scientists, using frozen bubbles in Antarctic ice cores and boron isotopes trapped in ancient microscopic seashells, have determined that carbon...
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3:16pm
11.27.2017
Too little rain, or too much, is often a driver of poverty and hunger, leading to poor nutrition and food insecurity among vulnerable populations. According to...
by University of Vermont
9:26am
11.27.2017
An Army scientist has discovered a new pattern in the evolution of thunderstorms that can be used to better predict how weather and the environment will affect...
by U.S. Army Research Laboratory
9:51am
11.22.2017
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Global talks on curbing climate change wrapped up Friday, with delegates and observers claiming progress on several key details of the 2015 Paris accord.
by Frank Jordans, Associated Press
9:23am
11.17.2017
Two new studies have significantly improved scientists' ability to predict the strength and duration of droughts caused by La Niña - a recurrent cooling...
by University of Texas at Austin
2:47pm
11.16.2017
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A new systematic synthesis shows that there are at least 27 different physiological pathways in which a heatwave can kill a human being, and everyone is at...
by University of Hawaii at Manoa
2:49pm
11.9.2017
Conventional studies and forecasts have connected climate change and warmer temperatures with more human epidemics. The range of pests and the disease they...
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10:11am
11.9.2017
The meteorite hit in the Yucatan sometime about 66 million years ago, and the Earth was immediately remade. More than 300 gigatons of sulfur and 400 gigatons...
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9:31am
11.7.2017
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The National Climate Assessment, a congressionally-mandated report issued by multiple federal agencies, was released publicly on Friday. Its conclusions were...
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3:16pm
11.6.2017
Measurements from satellites this year showed the hole in Earth’s ozone layer that forms over Antarctica each September was the smallest observed since 1988,...
by NASA
2:05pm
11.2.2017
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Winter is coming ... later. And it’s leaving ever earlier. Across the United States, the year’s first freeze has been arriving further and further into the...
by Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
9:36am
10.30.2017
Models of a globally changing climate predict that overall flooding in New York City will be worse than ever, and so-called "500-year storm flooding" will...
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2:08pm
10.24.2017
A non-partisan federal watchdog says climate change is already costing U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars each year, with those costs expected to rise as...
by Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
9:16am
10.24.2017
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The Environmental Protection Agency kept three scientists from appearing at a Monday event about a report that deals in part with climate change.
by Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press
2:27pm
10.23.2017
The long-term winter forecasts have nearly as much uncertainty as annual almanacs did in centuries past. Recent predictions of the season ahead have had mixed...
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2:47pm
10.20.2017
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British and Irish skywatchers have noted an interesting phenomenon today: a red-orange sun. The sight is the product of the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia...
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9:34am
10.16.2017
Three hotspots at the Equator, warmed by the most recent El Niño, drove a sharp spike in global carbon dioxide increases in 2015 and 2016, according to...
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@SethAugenstein
9:50am
10.13.2017
President Donald Trump has nominated the CEO of a private weather company to head the government agency that oversees the National Weather Service, an...
by Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
2:14pm
10.12.2017
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Plant-eating critters are the key ingredient to helping ecosystems survive global warming, finds new UBC research that offers some hope for a defense strategy...
by University of British Columbia
8:57am
10.12.2017
Researchers have struggled to accurately model the changes to the abundant summer rains that sweep across the southwestern United States and northwestern...
by Princeton University
2:03pm
10.10.2017
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A global conference to better protect marine life has raised more than $7 billion and won commitments to protect huge swathes of the Earth’s oceans.
by Raf Casert, Associated Press
2:46pm
10.6.2017
Flights all around the world could be encountering lots more turbulence in the future, according to the first ever global projections of in-flight bumpiness.
by American Geophysical Union
2:28pm
10.4.2017
A team of 98 scientists from 22 countries has compiled the most comprehensive database of past global temperature records to date, spanning 1 CE to the present...
by Concordia University
2:32pm
10.3.2017
Record-setting heat waves have swept the Pacific Coast, the U.S. Midwest, parts of southern Europe, and elsewhere intermittently this summer. Weather records...
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3:08pm
9.28.2017
There’s been a devastating trail of destruction and flooding along the east Atlantic coast in the last few weeks following Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane...
by Sally Brown, University of Southampton
9:52am
9.11.2017
A group of scientists, equipped with a National Science Foundation Doppler-on-Wheels, headed straight for the eye of Hurricane Harvey in Texas in hopes of...
by National Science Foundation
9:04am
9.7.2017
Centuries-old nautical charts, mapped by long-deceased sailors to avoid shipwrecks, have been used by modern scientists to study loss of coral reefs.
by University of Queensland
2:28pm
9.6.2017
Many tropical or subtropical regions could see sharp increases in natural temperature variability as Earth's climate warms over coming decades, a new study...
by Duke University
2:34pm
9.5.2017
Fungal diseases are increasing in animals, which might have serious consequences for wildlife living in a hotter world. A new study shows that fungal...
by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
9:46am
9.1.2017
Tremendous amounts of soot, lofted into the air from global wildfires following a massive asteroid strike 66 million years ago, would have plunged Earth into...
by National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
2:21pm
8.24.2017
In 1996, scientists from ExxonMobil wrote in a peer-reviewed publication that, “the body of statistical evidence… now points towards a discernible human...
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10:13am
8.24.2017
The Trump Administration appointed opponents of climate change theory in the first key weeks of the administration at the beginning of the year. Now the White...
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2:41pm
8.22.2017
Fish are expected to shrink in size by 20 to 30 percent if ocean temperatures continue to climb due to climate change. A new study updates previous estimates...
by University of British Columbia
9:21am
8.22.2017
Researchers have developed a method to evaluate atmospheric conditions using mosses (bryophytes) in urban areas, a development that could facilitate broader...
by Hokkaido University
2:34pm
8.17.2017
Scientists are exploring how to generate plants that are more drought-resistant as the water supplies decline in major agricultural states.
by University of Southern California
9:12am
8.16.2017
A global analysis of rainfall and rivers shows signs of a radical shift in streamflow patterns, with more intense flooding in cities and smaller catchments...
by University of New South Wales
3:08pm
8.14.2017
The amount of time it takes for an ecosystem to recover from a drought is an important measure of a drought's severity. During the 20th century, the total area...
by Carnegie Institution for Science
9:09am
8.10.2017
The world is warming – and warming at an accelerating rate, argue scientists from national laboratories, NASA, NOAA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other...
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3:18pm
8.8.2017
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