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May 26, 2016

Making Plants Fit for Climate Change

May 17, 2016 — Breeding barley that provides good yields even in a hot and dry climate is the focus of a new research study. The project is part of the new Bavarian alliance "BayKlimaFit" aimed at finding ... read more

How Does Water Move Through Soil?

May 16, 2016 — In the basic water cycle, water falls on the land in some type of precipitation (rain or snow). It either is soaked into the ground or runs off into a body of water – storm water or natural. ... 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

May 9, 2016 — A new study shows the extent of the challenge faced by the upstate New York distribution grid during Super Storm Sandy in October 2012, and suggests what might be done to make the system more ... read more

Scientist Will Use Satellite Data to Study Lightning That Sizzles

May 6, 2016 — Researchers want to learn more about long-stroke lightning that makes things ... read more

May 6, 2016 — Understanding how small water droplets behave improves our ability to describe evaporation and condensation of water at widely different scales, which has implications for everything from ... read more

May 2, 2016 — New research reveals that the increase in forest photosynthesis and growth made possible by tropical cyclones in the southeastern United States captures hundreds of times more carbon than is released ... read more

Maryland Climate and Health Report Identifies State's Vulnerabilities to Climate Change

May 2, 2016 — A new report details the impacts of climate change on the health of Marylanders now and in the future. Health impacts include increased risk of food and waterborne illnesses (caused by Salmonella and ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Part of the Middle East and North Africa may become uninhabitable due to climate ... read more

Apr. 29, 2016 — Although the coastal regions of the Greenland Ice Sheet are experiencing rapid melting, a significant portion of the interior of that ice sheet has remained stable -- but a new study suggests that ... read more

Extreme Heat, Precipitation Linked to More Severe Asthma Requiring Hospitalization

Apr. 28, 2016 — Extreme heat and heavy rainfall are related to increased risk of hospitalization for asthma in Maryland, according to a study. Based on over a decade of asthma hospitalization data (115,923 cases ... read more

Amazon Rainforest Responds Quickly to Extreme Climate Events

Apr. 28, 2016 — The carbon balance in the Amazon can change quickly in response to heat and drought ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — A reduction in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the oceans due to climate change is already discernible in some parts of the world and should be evident across large regions of the oceans between ... read more

Climate Change, Extreme Weather Linked to High Pressure Over Greenland

Apr. 26, 2016 — Greenland is one of the fastest-warming regions of the world, according to climate change experts. The work has identified changes in weather systems over Greenland that have dragged unusually warm ... read more

Chile Quake at Epicenter of Expanding Disaster, Failure Data Repository

Apr. 26, 2016 — A research team has made available a comprehensive set of data from the 2010 Chile earthquake to provide researchers, engineers, codemakers and others in quake-prone areas worldwide a powerful tool ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — Using a new model, researchers predict that many forests across the US are ill-suited to withstand drought conditions likely to face the country in the coming century. Furthermore, in the Pacific ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — The warm spring of 2012 in the U.S. caused plants to absorb more carbon, thereby compensating for reductions during the subsequent summer drought, researchers have ... read more

Changing Climate Conditions in Michigan Pose an Emerging Public Health Threat

Apr. 25, 2016 — Changing climate conditions—including warmer temperatures and an increased frequency of heavy rainstorms—represent "an emerging threat to public health in Michigan," according to a new ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — In the face of scientific dogma that faults the population decline of monarch butterflies on a lack of milkweed, herbicides and genetically modified crops, a new study casts wider blame: sparse ... read more

1.5 C Vs 2 C Global Warming: New Study Shows Why Half a Degree Matters

Apr. 21, 2016 — Researchers have found substantially different climate change impacts for a global warming of 1.5°C and 2°C by 2100, the two temperature limits included in the Paris climate agreement. The ... read more

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