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Study: Climate Change Will Threaten Wine Production

Study: Climate Change Will Threaten Wine Production

Bid adieu to Bordeaux, but also, quite possibly, a hello to Chateau Yellowstone. Researchers predict a two-thirds fall in production in the world's premier wine regions because of climate change. The study forecasts sharp declines in wine production from Bordeaux and Rhone regions in France, Tuscany in Italy, and Napa Valley in California and … Read More

Spring Storm Smashes Snow and Temperature Records

Spring Storm Smashes Snow and Temperature Records

A powerful spring storm has resulted in record snowfall, record cold, and the potential for severe thunderstorms.… Read More

In Warming, Northern Hemisphere is Outpacing the South

In Warming, Northern Hemisphere is Outpacing the South

According to one of the studies, by a group of researchers based at U.C. Berkeley and the University of Washington, the Northern Hemisphere has long led the Southern Hemisphere in its rate of warming, largely because the Northern Hemisphere has more land and less ocean than the Southern Hemisphere… Read More

Charting the Arctic’s Future With Logbooks from the Past

Charting the Arctic’s Future With Logbooks from the Past

Figuring out the future of the rapidly warming Arctic is crucial for climate scientists, largely because changes in the region’s ice — both on land and at sea — can have major consequences for the rest of the planet. Sea ice declined to a record low in September 2012, and scientists have projected that the region will become seasonally ice-free by … Read More

Spring Blizzard Aids Drought-Stricken States

Spring Blizzard Aids Drought-Stricken States

The storm came as quite a shock for Denver residents, as Monday’s high temperature was a balmy 72°F. On Tuesday morning, the thermometer dipped to near record cold territory, with an air temperature of just 15°F.… Read More

Margaret Thatcher’s Strong Stance on Climate Change

Margaret Thatcher’s Strong Stance on Climate Change

Margaret Thatcher, the "Iron Lady" of British politics who died Monday at the age of 87, is being lionized as the woman who tilted British domestic and economic policy to the right. Less noted is how seriously she viewed the threat of climate change and the robustness, more than 20 years ago, of climate science and United Nations body tasked with … Read More

Spring Blizzard to Dump Heavy Snow, Spark Severe Storms

Spring Blizzard to Dump Heavy Snow, Spark Severe Storms

This storm will be notable for its broad geographic reach and multiple hazards, ranging from blizzard conditions with heavy snow and powerful winds, to severe thunderstorms containing large hail, damaging winds, and potentially tornadoes. … Read More

Climate Change Could Lead to More Turbulent Flights

Climate Change Could Lead to More Turbulent Flights

The study addresses clear air turbulence, a sharp upward or downward movement of air that can come literally out of the blue, often as the result of wind shear, with no storms or clouds in view. “It’s not just about knocking your drink over,” said lead author Paul Williams, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Reading, in England, in an in… Read More