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February 13, 2016

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February 13, 2016

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

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 — Estimates of future global temperatures based on recent observations must account for the differing characteristics of each important driver of recent climate change, according to a new ... read more

Dec. 18, 2015 — Estimates of future global temperatures based on recent observations must account for the differing characteristics of each important driver of recent climate change, according to a new ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — A recent smog alarm at Beijing underlines the relevance of air pollution in the Chinese capital. Researchers have been studying factors influencing air quality in the megacity for ten years now. Now ... read more

Dec. 14, 2015 — Scientists have discovered enhanced weathering of rock could counter human-made fossil fuel CO2 emissions and help to protect our ... read more

Cold, Hot or Dry: Persistent Weather Extremes Associated With Decreased Storm Activity

Dec. 11, 2015 — A decrease in storm activity over large parts of the US, Europe, Russia, and China is found to influence weather extremes -- cold ones in winter, hot or dry ones in summer, shows a new study. The ... read more

Volcanic Event Caused Ice Age During Jurassic Period

Dec. 11, 2015 — Pioneering new research has shed new light on the causes behind an 'ice-age' that took place on Earth around 170 million years ... read more

Dec. 10, 2015 — Pollution of Earth's atmosphere by ozone-depleting substances, such as chlorine or bromine from halons and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), decreased over the past years, new research shows. Ozone ... read more

Minerals from Papua New Guinea Hold Secret for Recycling of Noble Gases

Dec. 10, 2015 — A new study brings insight to how atmospheric noble gases, in particular argon and neon, cycle from the surface to the Earth's mantle, and back to the surface ... read more

Climate Outlook May Be Worse Than Feared, Global Study Suggests

Dec. 9, 2015 — The impact of climate change may be worse than previously thought, a new study ... read more

Iceland Volcano's Eruption Shows How Sulfur Particles Influence Clouds

Dec. 9, 2015 — The long, slow 2014 eruption of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano offers a testbed to show how sulfur emissions, from volcanoes or humans, act to brighten clouds and reflect more ... read more

Vision Researcher Links Environmental Change to Eye Health Hazards

Dec. 8, 2015 — Another reason to worry about climate change: Expanding areas of arid land, air pollution, and greater exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation all present potential health hazards to your eyes, ... read more

Satellite Observations Show Global Plant Growth Is Not Keeping Up With CO2 Emissions

Dec. 7, 2015 — Because plants need carbon dioxide to grow, scientists have expected rising atmospheric CO2 to substantially enhance plant growth, offsetting a portion of human CO2 emissions and, in turn, slowing ... read more

Dec. 4, 2015 — By examining rocks at the bottom of ancient oceans, an international group of researchers has revealed that arsenic concentrations in the oceans have varied greatly over time. But also that in the ... read more

Why Europe Will Eventually Turn Cold

Dec. 1, 2015 — While the politicians are taking part in global climate talks in Paris, a group of scientists traced solar activity over the past thousand years and made the forecast to the year ... read more

Urban Air Pollution: What Are the Main Sources Across the World?

Dec. 1, 2015 — Particulate matter (PM) in the air can enter the human body, affecting the cardiovascular system as well as other major organs. Chronic exposure leads to a number of health risks. Researchers have ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — According to a new study, the Earth's geomagnetic field is not in danger of flipping anytime soon: The researchers calculated Earth's average, stable field intensity over the last 5 million ... read more

Sea Traffic Pollutes Our Lungs More Than Previously Thought

Nov. 20, 2015 — New data show that the air along the coasts is full of hazardous nanoparticles from sea traffic. Almost half of the measured particles stem from sea traffic emissions, while the rest is deemed to be ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — The Andes were formed by tectonic activity whereby Earth is uplifted as one plate (oceanic crust) subducts under another plate (continental crust). To get such a high mountain chain in a subduction ... read more

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