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February 10, 2016

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February 10, 2016

US Forest Service Releases Findings on the Effects of Drought for Forests, Rangelands

Feb. 1, 2016 — The US Forest Service has released a new report that provides a national assessment of peer-reviewed scientific research on the impacts of drought on US forests and rangelands. This report will help ... read more

New Models Better Predict Field Working Days

Jan. 28, 2016 — Farmers and crop insurers depend on seasonal predictions of weather and soil workability to select appropriate cultivars, make decisions about planting and harvest dates, forecast yield, and ... read more

Storm Desmond Stripped Agricultural Land of Soil and Nutrients

Jan. 27, 2016 — More large storms in the future, such as Storm Desmond, will increase the loss of valuable soil and nutrients from agricultural fields, according to new research. In the wake of Storm Desmond, and ... read more

The Science Behind Snow's Serenity

Jan. 21, 2016 — A thick blanket of snow covering streets, walkways and rooftops can cause some major stress, but it can also be calming. The world seems quieter and it's not just because people are hibernating ... read more

Winter Weather Walking: How to Safely Get Around in Snow, Ice

Jan. 19, 2016 — Winter precipitation can bring an increased risk for slips and falls on the ice and snow. An expert recommends some simple steps to minimize fall ... read more

Global Analysis Reveals Why Many Bat Populations Are in Decline

Jan. 19, 2016 — Many of the 1,300 species of bat are considered to be threatened and declining. A new analysis reveals trends and causes of death in bats around the world, shedding new light on the possible factors ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — A warmer Atlantic Ocean could substantially boost the destructive power of a future superstorm like Hurricane Sandy, new research suggests. The researchers used a numerical model to simulate the ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — The low pressure area known as System 90L developed rapidly since Jan. 13 and became Hurricane Alex on Jan. 14. Several satellites and instruments captured data on this out-of-season storm. ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Winter is changing, becoming less like the cold seasons we may remember. The 'new winter' has consequences far beyond December-to-March. It affects spring and summer, too, including ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — The burning of forests and vegetation may play a larger role in climate change than previously realized, new research suggests. Based on aircraft observations, satellite data and models, the findings ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — Shortly after NASA's Terra satellite passed over Tropical Storm Pali it strengthened into a record-breaking ... read more

Jan. 8, 2016 — The Northern Sea Route could be an attractive shipping route during Arctic ice-free periods; however, the decline in sea-ice extent could also cause severe weather phenomena, which could disturb ship ... read more

Jan. 6, 2016 — Drought and extreme heat events slashed cereal harvests in recent decades by 9 percent to 10 percent on average in affected countries -- and the impact of these weather disasters was greatest in the ... read more

Jan. 4, 2016 — The Greenland ice sheet has traditionally been pictured as a sponge for glacier meltwater, but new research has found it's rapidly losing the ability to buffer its contribution to rising sea ... read more

Dec. 28, 2015 — California's forests are home to the planet's oldest, tallest and most-massive trees. New research reveals that up to 58 million large trees in California experienced severe canopy water ... read more

Dec. 23, 2015 — New research shows how vultures use small-scale turbulence to stay aloft even when weather conditions don't favor the formation of thermals. The mechanism and purpose of this behavior, which ... read more

Dec. 23, 2015 — The influence of Typhoon Haiyan damage on leaf nutrient traits in coastal habitats is explored by researchers in a new study. Their publication illuminates several ways in which a tropical cyclone ... read more

Dec. 22, 2015 — It is well established that white roofs can mitigate the urban heat island effect, reflecting the sun's energy back into space and reducing a city's temperature. In a new study of ... read more

Dec. 21, 2015 — Ice particles from sea spray affect the phase structure of clouds and their radiative impacts, a new study reveals. Researchers now say that sea spray is a unique, underappreciated source of what are ... read more

Dec. 21, 2015 — Coastal wetlands are in retreat in many locations around the globe -- raising deep concerns about damage to the wildlife that the marshes nourish and the loss of their ability to protect against ... read more

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