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January 8, 2015
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Questions for Jim Kellner: Measuring the height of the world’s forests

If we know the height of the world’s forests, then we can estimate how much carbon they store. That will improve our understanding of how forests interact with the atmosphere and their role in mitigating climate change. To make those … Continue reading

February 22, 2013
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Mussels Cramped by Environmental Factors

The fibrous threads helping mussels stay anchored – in spite of waves that sometimes pound the shore with a force equivalent to a jet liner flying at 600 miles per hour – are more prone to snap when ocean temperatures … Continue reading

January 29, 2013
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USGS-NOAA: Climate Change Impacts to U.S. Coasts Threaten Public Health, Safety and Economy

According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities’ social, economic and natural systems. The report, Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities: a technical input to the … Continue reading

November 14, 2012
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Roots of Deadly 2010 India Flood Identified; Findings Could Improve Warnings

On the night of Aug. 5, 2010, as residents slept, water began rushing through Leh, an Indian town in a high desert valley in the Himalayas. Average total rainfall in the area for August is about a half-inch. During this … Continue reading

November 2, 2012
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Long-Term Sea Level Rise Could Cost Washington, D.C. Billions

College Park, MD – A University of Maryland study projects that Washington, D.C. city and federal property could suffer billions of dollars in damage if sea level rise from global warming increases over the next century. Potential for significant damage … Continue reading

June 24, 2012
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Hawaiian Seabirds Vulnerable to Sea-Level Rise on Low-Lying Atoll

HAWAI’I ISLAND, Hawai’i — The Hawaiian Islands’ largest atoll, French Frigate Shoals, is key to understanding how seabird nesting habitat will change with predicted rising sea levels, according to a team of U.S. Geological Survey biologists. The team led by … Continue reading

November 5, 2011
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Link Between Air Pollution and Cyclone Intensity in Arabian Sea

*Disruption of wind shear enables stronger storms* Pollution is making Arabian Sea cyclones more intense, according to a study in this week’s issue of the journal Nature. Traditionally, prevailing wind shear patterns prohibit cyclones in the Arabian Sea from becoming … Continue reading

October 18, 2011
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Clustered Hurricanes Reduce Impact on Ecosystems

*New research has found that hurricane activity is ‘clustered’ rather than random, which has important long-term implications for coastal ecosystems and human population.* The research was carried out by Professor Peter Mumby from The University of Queensland Global Change Institute … Continue reading