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Battling an Ancient Scourge, With Satellites and Sari Cloth

Battling an Ancient Scourge, With Satellites and Sari Cloth

"We are in the fiftieth year of this and it shows no evidence of abating. If anything, it's revving up," said Edward T. Ryan, director of tropical medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. "We are in this for the long haul."… Read More

Have Chinese Coal Plants Been Keeping Global Warming in Check?

Have Chinese Coal Plants Been Keeping Global Warming in Check?

A new study claims that pollution from Chinese power plants has kept global warming in check -- but that temperatures are about to go sharply upward… Read More

The Heat is On for Napa Valley Wines

The Heat is On for Napa Valley Wines

While prime land may shrink in California, the study also found that Oregon and Washington could benefit, as cooler areas there become more suitable for premium grapes. Read More

Updated Statistics Show the “Normal” US Climate is Getting Warmer

Updated Statistics Show the “Normal” US Climate is Getting Warmer

Unlike their predecessors, the new climate normals include the first decade of the 21st century, which was the hottest on record for the U.S., and exclude the chillier 1970s.… Read More

Extreme Weather Events, Continued Warming Marked 2010 Climate

Extreme Weather Events, Continued Warming Marked 2010 Climate

Not only was 2010 among the top two warmest years since reliable surface temperature records began, but it also featured unusual fluctuations in highly influential natural climate cycles such as El Niño, La Niña, and the Arctic Oscillation.… Read More

Global Warming May Push Joshua Trees Out of Namesake National Park

Global Warming May Push Joshua Trees Out of Namesake National Park

Researchers know that the Joshua tree’s evolution and dispersal was helped along by both a tiny moth and a long-extinct giant sloth. … Read More

Increase in Hurricane Numbers Due to Better Detection, Not Climate Change, Study Says

Increase in Hurricane Numbers Due to Better Detection, Not Climate Change, Study Says

“Most of the short-lived storms are weak, says Emanuel, “and when it comes to societal impacts, these weak storms don’t really matter at all.… Read More

Major Drought Had Unexpected Impacts in California, Report Finds

Major Drought Had Unexpected Impacts in California, Report Finds

A new report disputes some alleged impacts to California's Central Valley from water restrictions, but reveals others. Read More