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Archive: Climate

24 Mar 2015

As Himalayan Glaciers Melt, Two Towns Face the Fallout

by DANIEL GROSSMAN
For two towns in northern India, melting glaciers have had very different impacts — one town has benefited from flowing streams and bountiful harvests; but the other has seen its water supplies dry up and now is being forced to relocate. READ MORE

09 Mar 2015

What Lies Behind the Recent Surge of Amazon Deforestation

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
After declining by more than 70 percent in recent years, deforestation in the Amazon is soaring. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, scientist Philip Fearnside explains what’s driving the clearing of the Amazon and what needs to be done to once again bring deforestation under control. READ MORE

05 Mar 2015

Perennial Rice: In Search of a Greener, Hardier Staple Crop

by WINIFRED BIRD
Scientists have long sought to create a perennial rice that would avoid the damage to the land caused by the necessity of planting annually. Now, Chinese researchers appear close to developing this new breed of rice, an achievement that could have major environmental benefits. READ MORE

03 Mar 2015

How Climate Change Helped Lead to the Uprising in Syria

by DIANE TOOMEY
A new study draws links between a record drought in Syria and the uprising that erupted there in 2011. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, Colin Kelley, the study’s lead author, discusses how the severity of that drought was connected to a long-term warming trend in the region. READ MORE

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

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20 Mar 2015: Glacial Melt and Precipitation Create Massive Runoff in Gulf of Alaska

19 Mar 2015: Electric Vehicles Keep Cities Cooler than Gas-Powered Cars, Study Says

16 Mar 2015: El Niño and La Niña Can Predict Severity of Tornado Season, Study Says

12 Mar 2015: Bubbling From Melting Glaciers Makes Fjords Noisiest Places in Oceans

11 Mar 2015: Warming To Sharply Increase For Remainder of 21st Century, Paper Says

10 Mar 2015: Solar and Wind on Track to Dominate New U.S. Power Capacity in 2015

09 Mar 2015: Blue Crabs Are Moving Into Gulf of Maine's Warming Waters, Study Says

09 Mar 2015: Interview: What Lies Behind the Surge of Deforestation in Amazon

05 Mar 2015: Shifting to Electric Power From Oil Not Always the Greener Choice

04 Mar 2015: Hurricanes Help Spread Invasive Marine Species, Researchers Find


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