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December 8, 2019

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Climate change will increase the size of stalled high-pressure systems that can cause heat waves, droughts and other extreme weather, according to a ... read more

The Last Mammoths Died on a Remote Island

Isolation, extreme weather, and the possible arrival of humans may have killed off the holocene herbivores just 4,000 years ... read more

Brave New World: Simple Changes in Intensity of Weather Events 'Could Be Lethal'

Faced with extreme weather events and unprecedented environmental change, animals and plants are scrambling to catch up -- with mixed results. A new ... read more

Investments to Address Climate Change Are Good Business

New research suggests that over the next few decades, acting to reduce climate change is expected to cost much less than the damage otherwise inflicted by climate change on people, infrastructure and ... read more
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This Is What the Monsoon Might Look Like in a Warmer World

In the last interglacial period on Earth about 125,000 years ago, the Indian monsoon was longer, more extreme and less reliable than it is today. This is the conclusion drawn after analyses of a ... read more

Hurricanes Have Become Bigger and More Destructive for USA

A new study shows that hurricanes have become more destructive since 1900, and the worst of them are more than 3 times as frequent now than 100 years ago. A new way of calculating the destruction ... read more

Turbulence Creates Ice in Clouds

Vertical air motions increase ice formation in mixed-phase clouds. This correlation was predicted theoretically for a long time, but could now be observed for the first time in nature. Using laser ... read more

Using AI to Predict Where and When Lightning Will Strike

Researchers have developed a novel way of predicting lightning strikes to the nearest 10 to 30 minutes and within a radius of 30 kilometers. The system uses a combination of standard data from ... read more

Satellite Tracking Shows How Ships Affect Clouds and Climate

By matching the movement of ships to the changes in clouds caused by their emissions, researchers have shown how strongly the two are ... read more

Satellites Are Key to Monitoring Ocean Carbon

Satellites now play a key role in monitoring carbon levels in the oceans, but we are only just beginning to understand their full ... read more

Why Are Big Storms Bringing So Much More Rain? Warming, Yes, but Also Winds

For three hurricane seasons in a row, storms with record-breaking rainfall have caused catastrophic flooding in the southern United States. A new analysis explains why this trend is likely to ... read more

New AI Deep Learning Model Allows Earlier, More Accurate Ozone Warnings

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence-based ozone forecasting system, which would allow local areas to predict ozone levels 24 hours in ... read more

Satellite Data Used to Calculate Snow Depth in Mountain Ranges

Bioscience engineers have developed a method to measure the snow depth in all mountain ranges in the Northern Hemisphere using satellites. This technique makes it possible to study areas that cannot ... read more

Climate Warming Promises More Frequent Extreme El Niño Events

New research, based on 33 historical El Niño events from 1901 to 2017, show climate change effects have shifted the El Niño onset location from the eastern Pacific to the western Pacific and caused ... read more

Land Management Practices to Reduce Nitrogen Load May Be Affected by Climate Changes

Nitrogen from agricultural production is a major cause of pollution in the Mississippi River Basin and contributes to large dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico. Illinois and other Midwestern states have ... read more

Last Year's Extreme Snowfall Wiped out Breeding of Arctic Animals and Plants

In 2018, vast amounts of snow were spread across most of the Arctic region and did not melt fully until late summer, if at all. Researchers documented the consequences of this extreme weather event ... read more

Artificial Intelligence and Farmer Knowledge Boost Smallholder Maize Yields

Farmers in Colombia's maize-growing region of Córdoba had seen it all: too much rain one year, a searing drought the next. Yields were down and their livelihoods hung in the balance. To better ... read more

Believing in Climate Change Doesn't Mean You Are Preparing for Climate Change

Researchers found that although coastal homeowners may perceive a worsening of climate change-related hazards, these attitudes are largely unrelated to a homeowner's expectations of actual home ... read more

Another Casualty of Climate Change? Recreational Fishing

Another casualty of climate change will likely be shoreline recreational fishing, according to new research. The study finds some regions of the U.S. may benefit from increasing temperatures, but ... read more

Northern Forests Have Lost Crucial Cold, Snowy Conditions

Winter conditions are changing more rapidly than any other season and researchers have found clear signs of a decline in frost days, snow covered days and other indicators of winter that could have ... read more

Preventing Future Forest Diebacks

Removing dead trees from the forests and reforesting on a large scale: this is the German Federal Government's strategy against 'Forest Dieback 2.0', researchers say. Ecologists call ... read more

Climate Change Could Cause Drought in Wheat-Growing Areas

Wheat supplies about 20 percent of all calories consumed by humans. In a new study, researchers found that up to 60 percent of current wheat-growing areas worldwide could see simultaneous, severe and ... read more

New Standard of Reference for Assessing Solar Forecast Proposed

Being able to accurately forecast how much solar energy reaches the surface of the Earth is key to guiding decisions for running solar power plants and new work looks to provide a standard of ... read more

Daily Rainfall Over Sumatra Linked to Larger Atmospheric Phenomenon

Atmospheric scientists reveal details of the connection between a larger atmospheric phenomenon, termed the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO), and the daily patterns of rainfall in the Maritime ... read more

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