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May 26, 2016

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May 26, 2016

Clouds Provide Clue to Better Climate Predictions

May 25, 2016 — A research group from the CERN Cloud experiment has uncovered the processes behind the formation and evolution of small atmospheric particles free from the influence of pollution. Their findings are ... read more

The Future of Sonar in Semiheated Oceans

May 25, 2016 — Light doesn't travel very far underwater so the navy uses sound to transmit messages. The speed of underwater sound depends on a combination of temperature, salinity and pressure. Understanding ... read more

May 20, 2016 — Climate scientists have long recognized the importance of forest conservation and forest regrowth in climate mitigation and carbon sequestration -- capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. ... read more

Temporary Oilfield Workers Are Major Factor in Increased Water Use in North Dakota Bakken Region

May 20, 2016 — Increased water use in the rapidly growing oil industry in North Dakota's Bakken oil shale region, or play, is surprisingly due not only to oil well development but also to people, according to ... read more

Atmospheric Aerosols Can Significantly Cool Down Climate

May 19, 2016 — It is possible to significantly slow down and even temporarily stop the progression of global warming by increasing the atmospheric aerosol concentration, shows a new study. However, climate ... read more

May 19, 2016 — Heavier snow over Antarctica was supposed to be one of the few brakes on sea-level rise in a warming world. But that prediction is not reliable, says a new study of Antarctic snowfall over the past ... read more

May 18, 2016 — Solar power could deliver $400 billion in environmental and public health benefits throughout the United States by 2050, according to a new ... read more

May 18, 2016 — A three-decade-old open air laboratory, where warm water from a nuclear power station is pumped into an enclosed basin in the Baltic Sea off the Swedish coast, gives researchers an unparalleled ... read more

May 18, 2016 — Current rates of climate change could trigger instability in a major Antarctic glacier, ultimately leading to more than 2m of sea-level ... read more

New Data on Variability of Earth's Reflectance Over the Last 16 Years

May 18, 2016 — The Earth's albedo is a fundamental atmospheric parameter having deep implications for temperature and climate change. Experiments have been performed to monitor it over the past two decades to ... read more

May 17, 2016 — The overall health of Chesapeake Bay improved in 2015, according to scientists. The largest estuary in the nation scored a C (53 percent) in 2015, one of the three highest scores since 1986. Only ... read more

May 17, 2016 — St. Louis' hazy summers can sometimes be too hot to handle for people with respiratory issues; increased ozone levels can make the air tough to breathe. A team of engineers focused on a study of ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Climate change creates more shrub vegetation in barren, Arctic ecosystems. A new study shows that organisms, such as bacteria and fungi, are triggered to break down particularly nutritious dead parts ... read more

Paris Climate Agreement Cannot Be Met Without Emissions Reduction Target for Agriculture

May 17, 2016 — Scientists have calculated, for the first time, the extent to which agricultural emissions must be reduced to meet the Paris climate agreement's plan to limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius in ... read more

Poor Countries to Bear Brunt of Climate Change Despite Emitting Least Carbon Dioxide

May 16, 2016 — Many of the world's poorest countries are expected to experience daily heat extremes due to climate change sooner than wealthier nations. New research shows that the poorest fifth of the global ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Over the past half-million years, the equatorial Pacific Ocean has seen five spikes in the amount of iron-laden dust blown in from the continents. In theory, those bursts should have turbo-charged ... read more

Metals Released by Burning Fuel Oil May Damage Children's Developing Lungs

May 16, 2016 — A new study investigating the health impact of the chemical components of air pollution is reporting that two metals, nickel and vanadium (Ni and V), may be damaging to the developing lungs of ... read more

May 16, 2016 — As climatologists closely monitor the impact of human activity on the world's oceans, researchers have found yet another worrying trend impacting the health of the Pacific ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Emissions from farms outweigh all other human sources of fine-particulate air pollution in much of the United States, Europe, Russia and China, according to new research. The culprit: fumes from ... read more

May 16, 2016 — New technology for cleaning oil from lakes is best suited for lakes with thick sediments: stony, clay or sandy bottom, report scienitsts. This method allows cleaning both sediments and water and ... read more

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