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Archive: Climate

09 Feb 2015

As Extreme Weather Increases, A Push for Advanced Forecasts

by CHERYL KATZ
With a warmer atmosphere expected to spur an increase in major storms, floods, and other wild weather events, scientists and meteorologists worldwide are harnessing advanced computing power to devise more accurate, medium-range forecasts that could save lives and property. READ MORE

05 Feb 2015

Agricultural Movement Tackles Challenges of a Warming World

by LISA PALMER
With temperatures rising and extreme weather becoming more frequent, the “climate-smart agriculture” campaign is using a host of measures — from new planting practices to improved water management — to keep farmers ahead of the disruptive impacts of climate change. READ MORE

02 Feb 2015

Climate Consensus: Signs of New Hope on Road to Paris

by DAVID VICTOR
After years of frustration and failure, a more flexible approach to reaching an international strategy on climate action is emerging – and it could finally lead to a meaningful agreement at climate talks in Paris later this year. READ MORE

22 Jan 2015

Wood Pellets: Green Energy or New Source of CO2 Emissions?

by ROGER REAL DROUIN
Burning wood pellets to produce electricity is on the rise in Europe, where the pellets are classified as a form of renewable energy. But in the U.S., where pellet facilities are rapidly being built, concerns are growing about logging and the carbon released by the combustion of wood biomass. READ MORE

15 Jan 2015

For Vulnerable Barrier Islands, A Rush to Rebuild on U.S. Coast

by RONA KOBELL
Despite warnings from scientists, new construction continues on U.S. barrier islands that have been devastated by storms. The flood protection projects that accompany this development can have harmful consequences for coastal ecosystems being buffeted by climate change. READ MORE

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26 Feb 2015: Heat-Trapping Effects of CO2 Measured in Nature for First Time

19 Feb 2015: New York City Set for Major Sea Level Rise By 2050, Report Concludes

18 Feb 2015: Disease-Carrying Ticks Expand Range and Emerge Earlier in Warmer Climate

16 Feb 2015: Space-Based Measurments Can Track Global Ocean Acidity, Researchers Say

13 Feb 2015: Study Says U.S. Southwest Set To Face Unprecedented Drying This Century

11 Feb 2015: Learning About Geoengineering Spurs More Agreement on Climate, Study Says

10 Feb 2015: Flooding in U.S. Midwest Is Becoming More Frequent, Research Shows

09 Feb 2015: Norway Divests National Fund From Coal Companies Over Climate Concerns

06 Feb 2015: Maine’s Iconic Lobsters Face Threats From Ocean Acidification

02 Feb 2015: Many California Farms and Orchards Idled By Drought, NASA Maps Show


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