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May 24, 2017

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May 11, 2017 — Stronger and more frequent hurricanes may pose a new threat to the sooty tern, a species of migratory seabird found throughout the Caribbean and Mid-Atlantic, a new study reveals. The study is the ... read more

May 11, 2017 — The higher the seawater temperature in the tropical Pacific, the more likely ice breakup will occur in East Antarctica, according to ... read more

As Heat Index Climbs, Emergency Visits, Deaths Rise in New England

May 10, 2017 — New research shows that New Englanders are susceptible to serious health effects even when the heat index is below 100, a finding that has helped to change the National Weather Service threshold for ... read more

Power Plants Could Cut a Third of Their Emissions by Using Solar Energy

May 9, 2017 — The COMBO-CFB project has developed a new innovative concept to increase solar energy production in the energy system. According to this research, the concept can reduce fuel consumption and ... read more

May 8, 2017 — In a new study researchers have found that although warmer weather should benefit badger populations, the predicted human population increase in the Scottish highlands is likely to disturb badgers ... read more

May 4, 2017 — Researchers, led by climate modelers, used satellite images to quantify recent snow cover distributions patterns on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, Hawai'i. They developed a regional climate model to ... read more

Climate Change, Tornadoes and Mobile Homes: A Dangerous Mix

May 4, 2017 — Tornadoes and mobile homes don't mix to begin with, but throw in the volatility of climate change and the potential for massive property damage and deaths is even higher in coming decades, ... read more

Mapping Deep Reefs Produces Valuable Data for Researchers, Conservationists

May 4, 2017 — Scientists have used underwater vehicles to map deep sea reefs near the island of Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean. Researchers believe data culled from the study can help conservation efforts and aid ... read more

Keeping Cool in the Summer Leads to Increased Air Pollution

May 3, 2017 — As the weather warms, so does the use of air conditioners. But running these devices requires power plants to ratchet up electricity production, causing air polluting emissions to rise. An analysis ... read more

Hydrological Drought Amplifies Wildfires in Borneo’s Humid Tropics

May 2, 2017 — The area of wildfires in Borneo during drought years turns out to be ten times larger than during non-drought years, an international research team reports. The fires recurrently affecting ... read more

May 2, 2017 — Glacier flow at the southern Antarctic Peninsula has increased since the 1990s, but a new study has found the change to be only a third of what was recently ... read more

May 1, 2017 — Researchers have developed the first numerical polarimetric radar simulator to study and characterize the scattering of debris particles in ... read more

May 1, 2017 — Scientists have developed the first numerical polarimetric radar simulator to study and characterize scattering mechanisms of debris particles in tornadoes. Characterizing the debris field of a ... read more

Weather Extremes and Trade Policies Were Main Drivers of Wheat Price Peaks

Apr. 28, 2017 — Price peaks of wheat on the world market are mainly caused by production shocks such as induced for example by droughts, researchers found. These shocks get exacerbated by low storage levels as well ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — Ice cores drilled from a glacier in a cave in Transylvania offer new evidence of how Europe's winter weather and climate patterns fluctuated during the last 10,000 years, known as the Holocene ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — An annual survey shows the abundance of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay increased 8 percent between 2015 and 2016, continuing an upward trend initiated in ... read more

Winemakers Lose Billions of Dollars Every Year Due to Natural Disasters

Apr. 27, 2017 — Every year, worldwide wine industry suffers losses of more than ten billion US dollars from damaged assets, production losses, and lost profits due to extreme weather events and natural disasters. A ... read more

Apr. 26, 2017 — New research has identified the minimum temperature of a bolt of lightning as it strikes rock. The study discovered that, based on the crystalline material in the sample, the minimum temperature at ... read more

Global Warming Accounts for Tripling of Extreme West African Sahel Storms

Apr. 26, 2017 — Global warming is responsible for a tripling in the frequency of extreme West African Sahel storms observed in just the last 35 years, an international team of experts has ... read more

Wind, Rain Play Key Role in Breeding Patterns of Migratory Tree Swallows

Apr. 26, 2017 — Wind and precipitation play a crucial role in advancing or delaying the breeding cycles of North American tree swallows, according to the results of a new ... read more

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