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May 26, 2015

Climate Change Debate Fueled by 'Echo Chambers,' New Study Finds

May 26, 2015 — A new study demonstrates the highly contentious debate on climate change is fueled in part by how information flows throughout policy networks. Researchers found that 'echo chambers' -- ... read more

EU Biofuels Regime Failing to Meet Its Objectives Under Current Regulatory Framework, Experts Say

May 26, 2015 — The European Union regulatory framework for biofuels has the potential to address its climate, energy and environmental objectives, but only if carefully tailored and effectively implemented. The ... read more

May 20, 2015 — The same spring rains that lessen producers' concerns about drought can also lead to soil erosion and nutrient runoff. Keeping soil and fertilizers where they belong--in the field--benefits ... read more

Enhancing Knowledge Crucial to Improving Energy-Saving Behaviors, Study Shows

May 22, 2015 — Increasing public knowledge and understanding about energy issues is vital if improved energy-saving behaviors are to be encouraged among individuals and organizations, a study ... read more

Flames Fan Lasting Fallout from Chernobyl

May 21, 2015 — In the years following the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, forest fires billowed plumes of contaminated smoke, carrying radioactive particles throughout Europe on the wind. Now, researchers fear ... read more

May 20, 2015 — The temperature balance on Earth may be dependent on a conspicuous creation that sours life for everyone around, guzzles more than a sponge and produces lots of offspring that behave likewise. And ... read more

American Energy Use Up Slightly, Carbon Emissions Almost Unchanged

May 20, 2015 — Americans' energy use continued to grow slowly in 2014, fueled by increases in the use of natural gas, wind and solar, according to the most recent energy flow ... read more

Natural Gas Versus Diesel: Examining the Climate Impacts of Natural Gas Trucks

May 20, 2015 — Some major trucking companies are turning to natural gas to fuel their fleets -- and to earn 'green' credit among customers. But celebrating lower emissions could be premature, according to ... read more

Colorado's Biggest Storms Can Happen Any Time, Study Shows

May 20, 2015 — In a state known for its dramatic weather and climate, Colorado's history of extreme precipitation varies considerably by season and location, according to a new study. Decision makers -- often ... read more

May 20, 2015 — From June 1 through July 15, researchers from across North America will fan out each evening across the Great Plains to study the mysterious phenomenon of nighttime ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Spring visitors to Great Smoky Mountains or the Blue Ridge Parkway will see ridges and valleys covered in flowering mountain laurels, rhododendrons, tulip poplars, dogwoods, black locusts and ... read more

May 20, 2015 — New evidence has linked Arctic warming with severe weather in countries including the UK and US. The studies are adding to the growing weight of evidence linking increased Arctic temperatures with ... read more

May 18, 2015 — For the first time, scientists have modeled the effects of land use changes on the species diversity in rivers and streams. Their results show that the loss of biodiversity is caused to a ... read more

Air Quality Effects of Natural Gas Extraction Detected in PA's Marcellus Shale Region

May 20, 2015 — Environmental engineers have taken a closer look at the air quality effects of natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania. The group used a mobile air quality monitoring ... read more

May 19, 2015 — Cold-blooded animals can tolerate body temperatures only a few degrees above their normal high temperatures before they overheat, which could be a problem as the planet itself warms, according to new ... read more

May 19, 2015 — Small soil animals can limit the effects of climate change, a team of researchers has shown through a long-term study. In the same way that Yellowstone's wolves regulate plant diversity by ... read more

US West's Power Grid Must Be Prepared for Impacts of Climate Change

May 18, 2015 — Arizona State University researchers say in coming decades a changing climate will pose challenges to operations of power generation facilities, especially in the Western United States. They ... read more

May 18, 2015 — People commonly perceive mountains as pyramid-shaped masses that steadily narrow as they slope upward. But researchers mapped the shape of 182 mountain ranges and found they have four principal ... read more

Study Highlights Ways to Boost Weather, Climate Predictions

May 18, 2015 — Long range weather forecasts and climate change projections could be significantly boosted by advances in our understanding of the relationship between layers of the Earth's atmosphere -- the ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Will climate change make the US Midwest drier or wetter during the summer growing season? A new study finds that the answer remains ... read more

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