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NOAA Scientists Find No Clear Human Connection to Deadly 2010 Russian Heat Wave, But…

NOAA Scientists Find No Clear Human Connection to Deadly 2010 Russian Heat Wave, But…

"The physical basis, process, and cause and effect of blocking events are poorly understood in theory and observations and less well understood in models, says University of Michigan meteorologist Rick Rood.… Read More

Study Finds Ice Sheets Becoming Dominant Contributor to Sea Level Rise

Study Finds Ice Sheets Becoming Dominant Contributor to Sea Level Rise

However, in light of this study and other recent findings, the projections in the 2007 U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report of up to a half-meter of sea-level rise by 2100 may be too low.… Read More

East Antarctic Ice Sheet: Freezing From the Bottom Up

East Antarctic Ice Sheet: Freezing From the Bottom Up

But when Bell and collaborators from a multinational project to study the continent's deeply buried Gamburtsev Mountains (which are more extensive than the Alps) took a look with powerful ice-penetrating radar, they were in for a major surprise.… Read More

The Big Chill in the Bering Sea

The Big Chill in the Bering Sea

The Bering Sea “ where temperatures have been on a roller coaster ride in recent years - offers an example of what regional variability looks like up close.… Read More

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