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July 14, 2014
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No way around it: Reducing emissions will be the primary way to fight climate change, UCLA-led study finds

Climate engineering won’t sufficiently stem global warming orget about positioning giant mirrors in space to reduce the amount of sunlight being trapped in the earth’s atmosphere or seeding clouds to reduce the amount of light entering earth’s atmosphere. Those approaches … Continue reading

May 31, 2014
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Unclouding Our View of Future Climate

If we had a second Earth, we could experiment with its atmosphere to see how increased levels of greenhouse gases would change it, without the risks that come with performing such an experiment. Since we don’t, scientists use global climate … Continue reading

December 19, 2013
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Blue carbon

World’s mangroves, salt marshes hold potential for reducing carbon emissions Mangroves, the dense forests found along tropical and subtropical coastlines, have some specialized trees that can take in air through their roots at low tide and excrete salt right out … Continue reading

November 6, 2013
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Global warming led to dwarfism in mammals — twice

ANN ARBOR — Mammal body size decreased significantly during at least two ancient global warming events. A new finding that suggests a similar outcome is possible in response to human-caused climate change, according to a University of Michigan paleontologist and … Continue reading

June 1, 2013
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UCLA study shows warming in central China greater than most climate models indicated

Temperatures in central China are 10 to 14 degrees Fahrenheit hotter today than they were 20,000 years ago, during the last ice age, UCLA researchers report — an increase two to four times greater than many scientists previously thought. The … Continue reading

May 25, 2013
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Century-Old Science Helps Confirm Global Warming

A new NASA and university analysis of ocean data collected more than 135 years ago by the crew of the HMS Challenger oceanographic expedition provides further confirmation that human activities have warmed our planet over the past century. Researchers from … Continue reading

May 18, 2013
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Berkeley Lab Startup Brings Fuel Cells to the Developing World

Point Source Power’s cheap, rugged fuel cells can provide electricity where none exists. In some parts of the developing world, people may live in homes without electricity or toilets or running water but yet they own cell phones. To charge … Continue reading