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    Red Snow Algae Worsening Arctic Melt

    In a pioneering study, researchers have looked at the large-scale effects of red snow algae on Arctic ice and snow melt. According to a recent release from Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, the red algal blooms that occur seasonally...

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    South Pole Reaches Carbon Dioxide Milestone

    Though its remote location has largely protected it from climate change effects happening in the rest of the world, the South Pole is still vulnerable to global warming. Recent data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

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    Urban Growth, Submerged Coasts May Leave Animals High And Dry

    A recent Clemson University study acknowledges a problem species may face more and more as climate continues to change and the seas continue to rise: the inability to escape rising waters due to encroaching urban areas. Populations...

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    Green, Cool Roofs May Be Key To Cooling Cities Down

    Urban heat island keeps cities warmer than surrounding land, but research near Chicago finds green or cool roofs have promising impacts on city temperatures.

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    May 2016 Global Temperatures Hottest Ever Recorded

    A super El Niño event in 2016 combined with anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions has so far created the hottest year in over 136 years, NASA scientists believe. Researchers are troubled by the trend, as 2014 and 2015...

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    Global Ethane Emissions Up After Long-Term Decline

    Ethane, a potent greenhouse gas, was in decline globally after a peak in 1970 due to improved emission controls on automobiles as well as oil and gas production, storage and distribution. A study from the University of...

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    Soil Erosion Model Tackles Missing Carbon Sink

    Predicting climate change effects is only possible with an accurate understanding of the world’s carbon budget. Scientists at Georgia Tech show in a recent study that a missing sink in estimates of the world carbon budget might...

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    New England Dam Removal Could Restore Watershed Environments

    Over 14,000 dams exist in New England, but many of the dams are no longer needed as hydropower use has significantly dwindled. According to a Dartmouth College study, the removal of some of these dams is key...

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  • Urban Heat Island
    Parks Can Reduce Urban Heat Island

    Using the densest urban temperature sensor network in the world, University of Wisconsin - Madison researchers investigate effects of urban heat island.

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    Improvements In Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy: Better Gas Detection

    Cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS) hasn’t been widely used in environmental monitoring applications because of its susceptibility to vibrations, which can greatly reduce its sensitivity. While a lab environment may be vibration-free, it’s unlikely in the field where...

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    Satellite Images Reveal 39 Unreported Sulfur Dioxide Sources

    NASA, Environment and Climate Change Canada and collaborating scientific universities found 2005-2014 satellite images were capable of showing 39 sulfur dioxide sources that were previously unreported. The unreported sources were largely from the Middle East, Mexico and...

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    Oil Sands Largest Producer Of Secondary Organic Aerosols In North America

    Secondary organic aerosols are a type of anthropogenic emission known to cause great harm to people and climate. The aerosol particles of this type of pollutant are 2.5 microns or less in diameter, a breathable size that...

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  • Carbon Emissions From Lakes
    Carbon Emissions From Lakes Greatly Underestimated

    An eddy covariance system in Mississippi’s Ross Barnett Reservoir reveals that some carbon emissions from lakes have been overlooked by previous studies.

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    Aerial Data Improve Hurricane Intensity Predictions Up To 15 Percent

    Penn State researchers have utilized a large amount of hurricane hunter data in statistical and dynamical models and used it in efforts to improve hurricane intensity predictions. While predictions of a hurricane’s path have become much improved...

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    California Mussels Need Abundant Food To Fight Acidification

    A study of California mussels finds that food availability is an important factor in their future ability to weather ocean acidification.

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