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Pollution, fires, warming west: A fire burns on Camp Pendleton, California
June 25, 2014
California will likely experience more large fires in forested areas this century because of rising temperatures and changes in precipitation along with development patterns, new research finds. The blazes could increase some types of fire-generated air pollution by more than half.
Photo of NCAR scientist Marika Holland explaining changes in Arctic sea ice extent
May 07, 2014
Geophysical Research Letters, a leading journal in Earth science, is toasting its 40th anniversary this month with an editor-picked retrospective collection of 40 papers, including several with authors from NCAR.
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.

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