2008 News Releases

Photograph of Jack Fellows
December 12, 2008
Researchers are working toward predictions of climate change impacts in specific regions and even metropolitan areas. But are local and regional decision makers taking advantage of this science to begin to prepare for the impacts of global warming?
Photograph of pinkish gray air over a cityscape
December 9, 2008
En las próximas décadas serán pocos los países en vías de desarrollo que podrán producir tecnologías más eficientes para reducir emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero, concluye nueva investigación.
Photograph of pinkish gray air over a cityscape
December 9, 2008
Contrary to earlier projections, few developing countries will be able to afford more efficient technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the next few decades, new research concludes.
Map showing meningitus belt in Africa from Senegal to Ethiopia
November 19, 2008
UCAR, working with an international team of health and weather organizations, is launching a project this month to provide long-term weather forecasts to medical officials in Africa to help reduce outbreaks of meningitis.
Robots inside NCAR's new AMSTAR digital storage library
November 12, 2008
NCAR and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced the arrival of a massive new digital storage library that will preserve and protect valuable scientific data for the next 15 to 20 years.
Photograph of Richard Anthes, sitting at desk, signing a document, other people
November 3, 2008
UCAR has signed an agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue management of NCAR for five years, with the possibility of a five-year extension.
Photograph of a boy wearing black, high-tech gogles
October 16, 2008
Kids and parents can enjoy hands-on fun while learning about energy at Super Science Saturday this month at NCAR.
A map of North America
October 15, 2008
Schoolchildren, families, and citizen scientists around the world will gaze skyward after dark from October 20 to November 3, looking for specific constellations and then sharing their observations through the Internet.
Arial photograph of large smoke plume in the distance
October 9, 2008
Wildfires can boost ozone pollution to levels that violate U.S. health standards, a new study concludes.
Color map of North America, Atlantic, and parts of Europe and Africa
October 8, 2008
NCAR, working with federal agencies and universities as well as the insurance and energy industries, has launched an intensive study to examine how global warming will influence hurricanes in the next few decades.

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