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Scientists to study Pacific Ocean’s ‘global chimney’

Although few people live in the Western tropical Pacific Ocean region, the remote waters there affect billions of people by shaping climate and air...

Geoengineering approaches to reduce climate change unlikely to succeed

Reducing the amount of sunlight reaching the planet’s surface by geoengineering may not undo climate change after all. Two German researchers used a simple energy...

A possible cause of the end-Permian mass extinction: Acid rain

Rain as acidic as undiluted lemon juice may have played a part in killing off plants and organisms around the world during the most...

Geoengineering the climate could reduce vital rains

Although a significant build-up in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere would alter worldwide precipitation patterns, a widely discussed technological approach to reduce future global...

Rising temperatures challenge Salt Lake City’s water supply

In an example of the challenges western cities will face in a warming world, new research shows that every degree Fahrenheit of warming in...

Global sea level rise dampened by Australia floods

When enough raindrops fall over land instead of the ocean, they begin to add up. New research led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research...

Wolverines threatened by climate change, earlier springs

The aggressive wolverine may not be powerful enough to survive climate change in the contiguous United States, new research concludes. Wolverine habitat in the northwestern United States is likely to warm dramatically if society continues to e...

Wolverine population threatened by climate change

BOULDER--The aggressive wolverine may not be powerful enough to survive climate change in the contiguous United States, new research concludes. Wolverine habitat in the northwestern United States is likely to warm dramatically if society continues...

Field study of smoggy inversions to end

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 2, 2011 -- During the past two months, researchers launched weather balloons, drove instrument-laden cars and flew a glider to study winter inversions that often choke Salt Lake City in smog and trap dirty air in ...

Longstanding mystery of Sun’s hot outer atmosphere solved

One of the most enduring mysteries in solar physics is why the Sun's outer atmosphere, or corona, is millions of degrees hotter than its surface. Now scientists believe they have discovered a major source of hot gas that replenishes the corona...

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