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October 8, 2015

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October 8, 2015

Strategies to Keep Pollutants out of Your Neighborhood Storm Water Pond

Oct. 7, 2015 — Many people live in subdivisions with storm water ponds, which collect water from the neighborhood and help keep pollutants such as fertilizers, pesticides and pet waste from getting into the broader ... read more

Most Homeowners Can't Properly Assess Damage to Their Trees

Oct. 6, 2015 — The next time a storm tears up your yard, let an expert assess the damage to any trees. A study shows that homeowners perceive the risk of a damaged tree differently than trained ... read more

New Report Details 10 Years of Improvements in Gulf of Mexico Observation Systems

Sep. 29, 2015 — A new report from the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System Regional Association details the first 10 years of the nonprofit organization's work to improve access to ocean observing data ... read more

Highest Tides for 18.6 Years Set for the UK This Week

Sep. 28, 2015 — Many places along the UK coastline will experience the highest tide for 18.6 years between the 19th and 30th of September, as a result of the co-incidence of a series of astronomical ... read more

Emissions from Melting Permafrost Could Cost $43 Trillion

Sep. 21, 2015 — New analysis of the effects of melting permafrost in the Arctic points to $43 trillion in extra economic damage by the end of the next century, on top of the more than the $300 trillion economic ... read more

Sep. 18, 2015 — A new article suggests catastrophic wildfire danger could be reduced by increasing use of planning burning in land management ... read more

Sep. 18, 2015 — A new study using a new method for calculating urban heat island intensities clarifies the conflict on whether urban density or sprawl amplify these effects more. It also provides a ranking of the ... read more

A New Analysis and Approach to Watershed Management

Sep. 18, 2015 — The first continent-wide, multi-factor analysis of climate and land cover effects on watersheds in the United States, published today, provides a broad new assessment of runoff, flooding and storm ... read more

2009 Dust Storm in Sydney: Ocean Response to Red Dawn

Sep. 17, 2015 — The 'Red Dawn' dust storm which enveloped Sydney in 2009 left more than just a huge clean-up bill in its wake. Researchers have shown for the first time that the Tasman Sea marine ecosystem ... read more

Sweeping Study of US Farm Data Shows Loss of Crop Diversity the Past 34 Years

Sep. 15, 2015 — Diverse agroecosystems are more resilient to variable weather from climate change, researchers say, upon concluding through study that across the United States, there has been a loss of crop ... read more

Sierra Nevada Snowpack Lowest in Five Centuries

Sep. 14, 2015 — Snowpack in California's Sierra Nevada in 2015 was at the lowest level in the past 500 years, according to a new report. The research is the first to show how the 2015 snowpack compares with ... read more

Elite Tennis Players Feel the Heat at Australian Open as Summers Intensify

Sep. 14, 2015 — Melbourne summer temperatures have been steadily climbing over the past 25 years, but even more so during the two weeks of the Australian Open in late January, new data analysis ... read more

Sep. 11, 2015 — A new model could help forecast tornado activity months in advance, experts say. It uses large-scale atmospheric variables like those used by weather forecasters. But instead of looking to predict a ... read more

Sep. 10, 2015 — A decade ago scientists feared that the ability of the Southern Ocean to absorb additional atmospheric CO2 would soon be stalled. But the analysis of more recent observations show that this carbon ... read more

Sep. 9, 2015 — Researchers are heading into space in 2018 to measure and better understand terrestrial gamma ray flashes (TGFs) that originate from ... read more

Sep. 9, 2015 — According to a new NOAA report, many mid-Atlantic and West Coast communities could see the highest number of nuisance flooding days on record through April due to higher sea levels and more frequent ... read more

Sep. 9, 2015 — Researchers have shown for the first time that phytoplankton (plant life) in remote ocean regions can contribute to rare airborne particles that trigger ice formation in clouds. Results show that the ... read more

Sep. 8, 2015 — The effects of the major Baltic inflow that reached the Baltic Sea in December 2014 are now reaching the mouth of the Gulf of Finland. However, the effects of the inflow have subsided, and it cannot ... read more

Understanding the World’s Oceans More Essential Than Ever to Secure the Future of Our Planet

Sep. 7, 2015 — A greater understanding and appreciation of our oceans is essential for the wellbeing of the world’s population, according to a new report. The report looks at the future for: commercial shipping ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — The longest and largest controlled burn experiment ever conducted in the Amazon rainforest has yielded new insight into the ways that tropical forests succumb to -- and bounce back from -- ... read more

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