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April 1, 2020

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Jet Stream Not Getting 'Wavier' Despite Arctic Warming

Rapid Arctic warming has not led to a 'wavier' jet stream around the mid-latitudes in recent decades, pioneering new research has ... read more

Computer-Based Weather Forecast: New Algorithm Outperforms Mainframe Computer Systems

The exponential growth in computer processing power seen over the past 60 years may soon come to a halt. Complex systems such as those used in ... read more

Driven by Earth's Orbit, Climate Changes in Africa May Have Aided Human Migration

New research describes a dynamic climate and vegetation model that explains when regions across Africa, areas of the Middle East, and the ... read more

Climate Signals Detected in Global Weather

Searched for and found: climate researchers can now detect the fingerprint of global warming in daily weather observations at the global scale. They are thus amending a long-established paradigm: ... read more
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Climate Shifts Prompt Shrubs and Trees to Take Root in Open Areas

Wild, treeless landscapes are becoming more wooded as climate change leads to warming temperatures and wetter weather, research ... read more

Warming Oceans Are Getting Louder

One of the ocean's loudest creatures is smaller than you'd expect -- and will get even louder and more troublesome to humans and sea life as the ocean warms, according to new ... read more

Storm-Induced Sea Level Spikes Differ in Origin on US East, Gulf Coasts

The Gulf Coast, especially New Orleans, is particularly vulnerable to storm surge. As the climate warms, the region will be even more susceptible to extreme storm surges, according to new ... read more

Extreme Weather Conditions Can Tax Urban Drainage Systems to the Max

During a typical Canadian winter, snow accumulation and melt -- combined with sudden rainfalls -- can lead to bottlenecks in storm drains that can cause flooding. With that in mind, researchers have ... read more

Deep Learning Accurately Forecasts Heat Waves, Cold Spells

Using an advanced form of deep learning, researchers created a computer system that learned how to accurately predict extreme weather events, like heat waves, up to five days in advance using minimal ... read more

Aerosols Have an Outsized Impact on Extreme Weather

A reduction in manmade aerosols in Europe has been tied to a reduction in extreme winter weather in the ... read more

Losing Coastal Plant Communities to Climate Change Will Weaken Sea Defenses

New research suggests the impact of rising sea levels and the increased frequency and intensity of extreme storm events on coastal plants needs to be placed in greater ... read more

Rapid Weather Swings Increase Flu Risk

New research shows that rapid weather variability as a result of climate change could increase the risk of a flu epidemic in some highly populated regions in the late 21st ... read more

Meteorites Reveal High Carbon Dioxide Levels on Early Earth

Tiny meteorites no larger than grains of sand hold new clues about the atmosphere on ancient Earth, according to ... read more

Space Super-Storm Likelihood Estimated from Longest Period of Magnetic Field Observations

A 'great' space weather super-storm large enough to cause significant disruption to our electronic and networked systems occurred on average once in every 25 years according to a new ... read more

Airborne Measurements Point to Low EPA Methane Estimates in South Central US

Approximately twice as much methane is seeping into the atmosphere than the Environmental Protection Agency estimates from oil and gas facilities in the south central U.S., according to a series of ... read more

Children to Bear the Burden of Negative Health Effects from Climate Change

The grim effects that climate change will have on pediatric health outcomes was the focus of a recent ... read more

Earth's Most Biodiverse Ecosystems Face a Perfect Storm

A combination of climate change, extreme weather and pressure from local human activity is causing a collapse in global biodiversity and ecosystems across the tropics, new research shows. The study ... read more

2018's Four Corners Drought Directly Linked to Human-Caused Climate Change

The western United States has experienced such intense droughts over the past decade that technical descriptions are becoming inadequate. In many places, conditions are rocketing past ... read more

How to Minimize the Impacts of Severe Weather on Wildlife

Data collected are providing crucial new insights for scientists seeking to minimize the impacts of severe weather and climate change on ... read more

Despite Less Ozone Pollution, Not All Plants Benefit

Policies and new technologies have reduced emissions of precursor gases that lead to ozone air pollution, but despite those improvements, the amount of ozone that plants are taking in has not ... read more

Mapping the Path of Climate Change

Predicting a major transition, such as climate change, is extremely difficult, but a new probabilistic framework is the first step in identifying the path between a shift in two environmental ... read more

NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal 2019 Second Warmest Year on Record

According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth's global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern ... read more

Global Warming to Increase Violent Crime in the United States

A new study predicts millions of additional violent crimes in coming ... read more

Historical Housing Disparities Linked With Dangerous Climate Impacts

Extreme heat kills more people in the United States than any other type of hazardous weather and will likely become even deadlier due to climate change. However, extreme heat does not affect all ... read more

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