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West Likely to Be Stormier With Climate Change

West Likely to Be Stormier With Climate Change

The types of storms that have been bringing heavy snow and rain to the West this winter, triggering landslides and floods while easing stubborn droughts, are likely to become stronger and more frequent, according to the results of a conclusive new study. The drenching storms have been falling from atmospheric rivers, which are high-altitude streams… Read More

Hot, Dry Weather Could Cut Into California’s Snowpack

Hot, Dry Weather Could Cut Into California’s Snowpack

Hello, it’s me. Words made famous by Adele could just as easily apply to what’s about to happen in California. An unwelcome call is coming from across the Pacific for a state still struggling with drought. A ridge of high pressure is coming to the state, harkening back to the ridiculously resilient ridge of the past few years and butting into… Read More

Study: Deep Ocean Waters Trapping Vast Store of Heat

Study: Deep Ocean Waters Trapping Vast Store of Heat

A new generation of scientific instruments has begun scouring ocean depths for temperature data, and the evidence being pinged back via satellite warns that the consequences of fossil fuel burning and deforestation are accumulating far below the planet’s surface. More than 90 percent of the heat trapped by greenhouse gas pollution since … Read More

Earth is Experiencing a Global Warming Spurt

Earth is Experiencing a Global Warming Spurt

Cyclical changes in the Pacific Ocean have thrown earth’s surface into what may be an unprecedented warming spurt, following a global warming slowdown that lasted about 15 years. While El Niño is being blamed for an outbreak of floods, storms and unseasonable temperatures across the planet, a much slower-moving cycle of the Pacific Ocean has also … Read More

Climate Change Warming World’s Lakes, Says Study

Climate Change Warming World’s Lakes, Says Study

A new study by NASA and the National Science Foundation reveals that climate change is rapidly warming lakes around the world. The findings were published in Geophysical Research Letters and announced at the American Geophysical meeting in San Francisco on December 16, 2015. The study used temperature data taken via satellites and ground… Read More

2016: What to Look for in Energy and Climate

2016: What to Look for in Energy and Climate

2016 will kick off with a sense of optimism about climate change after the success of the Paris climate talks in December. In the U.S., that may mean more enthusiasm for commitments to renewables and other lower-carbon energy sources as low oil prices make the future of fossil fuels production in the U.S. and Canada less certain.… Read More

Glacial Melt Causing Subtle Slowing of Earth’s Rotation

Glacial Melt Causing Subtle Slowing of Earth’s Rotation

The melting of glaciers caused by the world's rising temperatures appears to be causing a slight slowing of the Earth's rotation in another illustration of the far-reaching impact of global climate change, a study in the journal of Science Advances said. The driving force behind the modest but discernible changes in the Earth's rotation measured… Read More

Decline of Tropical Animals Could Hasten Climate Change

Decline of Tropical Animals Could Hasten Climate Change

As go toucans, spider monkeys and tapirs, so goes the climate. Put another way, the hunting and poaching of tropical animals could change the face of rainforests such as the Amazon, diminishing their ability to store global carbon dioxide emissions by up to 20 percent. Those are the findings of research published Friday by a team of scientists… Read More

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