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February 7, 2014
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Yale study: Forest emissions, wildfires explain why ancient Earth was so hot

The release of volatile organic compounds from Earth’s forests and smoke from wildfires 3 million years ago had a far greater impact on global warming than ancient atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide, a new Yale study finds. The research provides … Continue reading

September 29, 2013
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Berkeley Lab Climate Scientists See Better Climate Models, Warmer Future

Berkeley Lab experts contribute to IPCC 5th Assessment Report. Over the next century, most of the continents are on track to become considerably warmer, with more hot extremes and fewer cold extremes. Precipitation will increase in some parts of the … Continue reading

May 31, 2013
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Keeping beverages cool in summer: It’s not just the heat, it’s the humidity

In spring a person’s thoughts turn to important matters, like how best to keep your drink cold on a hot day. Though this quest is probably as old as civilization, University of Washington climate scientists have provided new insight. It … Continue reading

November 30, 2012
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International Study Provides More Solid Measure of Shrinking in Polar Ice Sheets

The planet’s two largest ice sheets have been losing ice faster during the past decade, causing widespread confusion and concern. A new international study provides a firmer read on the state of continental ice sheets and how much they are … Continue reading

September 11, 2011
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Can Scientists Look at Next Year’s Climate?

Is it possible to make valid climate predictions that go beyond weeks, months, even a year? UCLA atmospheric scientists report they have now made long-term climate forecasts that are among the best ever — predicting climate up to 16 months … Continue reading

March 27, 2011
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Measurements of Winter Arctic Sea Ice Show continuing Ice Loss, says CU-Boulder Study

The 2011 Arctic sea ice extent maximum that marks the beginning of the melt season appears to be tied for the lowest ever measured by satellites, say scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder’s National Snow and Ice Data Center. … Continue reading

December 15, 2010
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High-Tech Software and Unmanned Planes Allow Scientists to Keep Tabs on Arctic Seals

A novel project using cameras mounted on unmanned aircraft flying over the Arctic is serving double duty by assessing the characteristics of declining sea ice and using the same aerial photos to pinpoint seals that have hauled up on ice … Continue reading