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August 20, 2012
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Experiment Would Test Cloud Geoengineering as Way to Slow Warming

Even though it sounds like science fiction, researchers are taking a second look at a controversial idea that uses futuristic ships to shoot salt water high into the sky over the oceans, creating clouds that reflect sunlight and thus counter … Continue reading

March 14, 2011
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West Antarctic Ice Sheet ‘Could Be More Stable than Thought’

Whether global warming may cause the giant West Antarctic Ice Sheet to melt and raise sea-levels by several metres is one of the most contested debates in climate science.  A new study involving a scientist at the University of Exeter … Continue reading

October 15, 2010
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Taking Measure of the Greenhouse Effect

WASHINGTON — Scientists have long known that heat-absorbing components of Earth’s atmosphere, such as clouds and certain gases, prevent our planet from being an ice-covered ball. Now a study, for the first time, comprehensively calculates the relative contributions of the … Continue reading

October 13, 2010
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Cloud-Based Computing System Helps Scientists Study the Breathing of the Biosphere

*Researchers at University of California, Berkeley, work with Microsoft Research to analyze vast amounts of data without supercomputers.* BERKELEY, Calif. — Studying the environment would be simple if it weren’t for one thing: Even an isolated ecosystem is unbelievably complicated. … Continue reading