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Water: too much, too little - Image shows effects of major drought on plants across U.S. on June 24, 2011
April 10, 2014
Climate change will reduce water availability during dry seasons and increase it during wet seasons around the globe, new research suggests. It also finds there will be large regional variations in water-related impacts.
March 12, 2014
Increased Pacific winds are sending excess heat into the deep ocean and likely playing a role in the current hiatus in global warming.
Arctic sea ice: Regional nuclear conflict could lead to extended global cooling
March 03, 2014
A nuclear exchange, even if limited to one region, would have severe atmospheric impacts.
Pollution above Asia: Layer in stratosphere may originate from global sources
February 19, 2014
Scientists link coal, oil, and biomass to a layer of sulfates high above Asia.
Predicting flu season: Photo of people wearing face masks
December 20, 2013
Techniques used in weather and climate forecasting are helping to predict peak flu outbreaks.
Moving a vlliage: Aerial view of Kivalina, Alaska, USA
December 16, 2013
Some Native American communities in Alaska and Louisiana are planning to relocate entire villages because of climate change. What are the obstacles they face?
Drought-parched bed of Teller Lake, east of Boulder, Colorado
September 20, 2013
Parts of the central United States may become more prone to summertime drying than earlier thought, based on new simulations of climate change that involve both global and regional climate models.
sunrise over the Atlantic
August 26, 2013
A grand solar minimum would slow global warming but not stop it.
August 13, 2013
Scientists are zeroing in on microbes that eat carbon in the soil and release it back to the atmosphere, thereby influencing global climate.
NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V research jet during the HIPPO field campaign
August 09, 2013
Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are fluctuating more than they used to from one season to another, according to observations from the HIPPO field project. This may be a sign of significant changes in northern ecosystems.

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