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In The Curve: Monitoring Rising Carbon Emissions

In The Curve: Monitoring Rising Carbon Emissions

Duane Kitzis has one of the most important environmental jobs on the planet: measuring CO2 levels in the atmosphere to better understand how the climate might change.… Read More

Sniffle, Snort, Achoo! Allergy Season is Extending, Scientists Find.

Sniffle, Snort, Achoo! Allergy Season is Extending, Scientists Find.

It's enough to make you grab a tissue: Minneapolis has tacked 16 days to the ragweed pollen season since 1995; LaCrosse, Wisc. has added 13 days, Winnipeg and Saskatoon in Canada have added 25 and 27 days, respectively.… Read More

Scientists Identify Human Connection to Precipitation Extremes

Scientists Identify Human Connection to Precipitation Extremes

Nevertheless, in another new study published today in Nature, Stott and his colleagues have found a way to analyze how much greenhouse gas emissions may have increased the risk of a particular flood that devastated much of the U.K. back in 2000.… Read More

Colleges Turn to Biomass to Cut Emissions

Colleges Turn to Biomass to Cut Emissions

Biomass burning can encompass a wide range of fuel sources, from woody material and agricultural waste - like rice husks, for example—to crops such as switchgrass that are grown specifically for energy production. … Read More

January Was Cooler and Drier Than Average Across the US

January Was Cooler and Drier Than Average Across the US

Though the year started off with well over half the country blanketed in snow — midway through January every state other than Florida reported some snow on the ground — last month was actually the 9th driest January on record.… Read More

Renewable Cost Parity: Is Wind Competitive With Gas?

Renewable Cost Parity: Is Wind Competitive With Gas?

The American Wind Energy Association claims wind power is largely cost competitive with natural gas. But what does "competitive" really mean?… Read More

Old Weather is Shedding New Light on Climate

Old Weather is Shedding New Light on Climate

“With this project, we’re helping answer the question "what was happening with the weather at that exact time" and now we can do that going all the way back to 1871, says climate scientist Gilbert Compo from CIRES.… Read More

Deadly Floods in Pakistan Were “Predictable,” Study Says

Deadly Floods in Pakistan Were “Predictable,” Study Says

Webster and colleagues utilized 15-day computer model projections from the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, known as the ECMWF model, in order to determine the predictability of rainfall in Pakistan.… Read More