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Up, Up and Away, in the Name of Science Education

June 29, 2015 — The virtues of high-altitude balloons for science education in a new research paper have been outlined in a new research paper. High altitude balloons are ripe for exploitation in science education ... read more

Learning Early About Late Flights, Weather Complications

June 25, 2015 — A new study improves how air traffic managers cope with unexpected delays and provides them with more predictable ways to manage arrival traffic at airports with adverse ... read more

Soils Are Living, Experts Explain

June 25, 2015 — Soils home to more creatures than there are humans on the earth, scientists report. This includes animals, insect, bacteria and ... read more

June 19, 2015 — The Lake Fire located in San Bernardino National Forest was reported just before 4:00 p.m. on June 17. The cause of the fire is still under ... read more

Linking Climate Change to Natural Disasters Influences Charitable Aid

June 16, 2015 — When natural disasters strike, the media, charities, and science organizations appeal to the public for aid to the victims and to communicate the causes of these events. Increasingly, as scientists ... read more

Researchers Examine How to Minimize Drought Impact on Important Food Crops

June 10, 2015 — Researchers provide information that could help agricultural planning and management to minimize drought-induced yield losses for legumes, one of the world's most important food ... read more

Social Media Should Play Greater Role in Disaster Communication

June 10, 2015 — When Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines in 2013, thousands of people were killed, in part because they didn't know it was coming or didn't know how to protect themselves. Would an ... read more

June 9, 2015 — A new study suggests that unusually persistent spatial structures that self-assemble high in the atmosphere serve as "tracer patterns" around which atmospheric rivers grow. Based on ... read more

June 9, 2015 — From 1500 until 2000, about a third of floods in southwestern Netherlands were deliberately caused by humans during wartimes, new research shows. Some of these inundations resulted in significant ... read more

Flash Flood Risks Increase as Storm Peak Downpours Intensify

June 8, 2015 — Thirty-year weather records from 79 locations across Australia reveal peak downpours during storms are intensifying at warmer temperatures across all climate zones, leading to greater flash flood ... read more

June 4, 2015 — An analysis using updated global surface temperature data disputes the existence of a 21st century global warming slowdown described in studies including the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ... read more

June 3, 2015 — A comparative analysis of rogue waves in different physical systems comes to the surprising conclusion that these rare events are not completely ... read more

Global Water-Pricing Practices Suggest Approaches to Managing California Water Scarcity

June 2, 2015 — As water scarcity and quality issues grow in California and around the world, a new book examines the experience of 15 countries where conservation has been achieved through water-pricing incentive ... read more

Climate-Change Sceptics Are More Ambivalent Than We Thought

June 2, 2015 — Using a brand new survey method, researchers have asked a broad spectrum of people in Norway about their thoughts on climate change. The answers are quite ... read more

June 1, 2015 — In northwestern Greenland, glaciers flow from the main ice sheet to the ocean in see-sawing seasonal patterns. The ice generally flows faster in the summer than in winter, and the ends of glaciers, ... read more

May 29, 2015 — A stagnant upper-air pattern that spread numerous storms and heavy rains from central Texas up into Oklahoma has resulted in record flooding for parts of the Lone Star ... read more

May 28, 2015 — For the hurricane season, which officially runs from June 1 -- November 30, NOAA is predicting a 70 percent likelihood of 6 to 11 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 3 to 6 could ... read more

Summer Tropical Storms Don't Fix Drought Conditions

May 27, 2015 — Popular opinion says that tropical storms and hurricanes that make landfall mitigate droughts in the southeastern United States. But that simply isn’t true, according to an ... read more

May 27, 2015 — The global climate is on the verge of broad-scale change that could last for a number of decades a new study implies. The change to the new set of climatic conditions is associated with a cooling of ... read more

Destructive Factors Causing Deterioration of Paints on Buildings Walls

May 27, 2015 — Scientists have investigated how various destructive factors affect painted building walls. According to their report, the external surface of building walls is continuously affected by the natural ... read more

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