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    For Some Bees, Climate Change Could Be Good

    The latest scientific buzz is that climate change could be good for certain bees, according to a press release from Pensoft Publishers. Australian small carpenter bees’ numbers seemed to have increased exponentially after the previous Ice Age.The...

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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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    Europe Lags Behind U.S. In Cutting Air Pollution

    European countries are lagging behind the United States when it comes to cutting air pollution, according to a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO). To make the determination, the organization compiled air quality data from...

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    Smaller Grids Improve Black Carbon Aerosol Estimates In Arctic

    Black carbon aerosol particulates produced by incomplete burning of biomass, fossil fuels and agricultural waste can influence the Arctic climate by absorbing sunlight and causing atmospheric warming. They can also darken the snow, reducing reflectance and warming...

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    Phreatic Eruptions Follow Changes In Gas Composition

    Scientists measure gas emissions from crater lake at Poas Volcano in Costa Rica to determine precursors to phreatic eruptions.

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    California, Colorado Lead In Controlling Methane Emissions

    California and Colorado are leading other U.S. states when it comes to acting to reduce methane emissions, according to a report commissioned by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). Governments of the two states have moved quicker in...

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    Carbon Dioxide Reservoir Solves Puzzle Of Ice Age Climate Change

    At a depth of 2,000 to 4,300 meters under the South Pacific, researchers from Alfred Wegener Institute and their collaborators have discovered evidence of a large reservoir that finally reveals where atmospheric carbon dioxide went during the...

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    MIT Scientists Find Cause Of Past Ice Age: Massive Carbon Sequestration

    For hundreds of millions of years, Earth’s climate has been relatively stable. But around 80 million years ago, temperatures plummeted during an ice age. Scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology think they have figured out why the...

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    GIS, Drones Help Protect Elephants From Poachers

    Penn State University researchers use a GIS approach to help protect elephants in Kenya from poachers.

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    Arizona Black Rattlesnake Advancing Toward Extinction

    A combination of factors is pushing the Arizona black rattlesnake closer to extinction, according to scientists at the University of Arkansas. These include drought, wildfires and limits to its range. The snake is somewhat cornered, according to...

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    Ammonia From Agriculture Big Disruptor Of Nitrogen Cycle

    While industrial emissions continue to affect the nitrogen cycle, technological improvements have curbed some emissions sources, such as from vehicles, in a big way. Meanwhile, not as much has been done to curb other nitrogen emissions, namely...

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    Warmer Arctic Likely Contributing To Canada Wildfires

    Scientists from Rutgers University believe there is a link between warmer conditions in the Arctic and the wildfires seen in Canada this year, according to Phys.org. The fires have raged in parts of the province of Alberta,...

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    Secondary Forests Key To Mitigating Climate Change

    Clemson University researchers help an investigation finding secondary forests can be important carbon sinks just like old-growth forests.

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    Rickshaw-Mounted Sensors Track Delhi Air Pollution

    Throughout the months of April and early May, a group of researchers in India studied Delhi air pollution using air quality sensors deployed on rickshaws, car-like machines that carry passengers around the overpopulated city of 24 million...

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    Daytime Temperature Data Less Variable For Tracking Climate Change

    While researchers have typically incorporated both daytime and nighttime temperatures into their estimates of surface temperature data, University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH) scientists have found that nighttime temperatures can fluctuate so much that leaving them out...