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Archive: Science & Technology

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

26 Jan 2015

How Technology Is Protecting World’s Richest Marine Reserve

by CHRISTOPHER PALA
After years of fitful starts, the Pacific island nation of Kiribati this month banned all commercial fishing inside its huge marine reserve. New satellite transponder technology is now helping ensure that the ban succeeds in keeping out the big fishing fleets. READ MORE

11 Dec 2014

Will New Technologies Give Critical Boost to Solar Power?

by CHERYL KATZ
Promising new technologies, including more efficient photovoltaic cells that can harvest energy across the light spectrum, have the potential to dramatically increase solar power generation in the next two decades. But major hurdles remain. READ MORE

06 Nov 2014

What Is the Carbon Limit? That Depends Who You Ask

by FRED PEARCE
Scientists are offering widely varying estimates of how much carbon we can emit into the atmosphere without causing dangerous climate change. But establishing a so-called carbon budget is critical if we are to keep the planet a safe place to live in the coming century. READ MORE

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e360 digest

27 Mar 2015: Metals Used in High Tech Are Becoming Harder to Find, Study Says

25 Mar 2015: Dutch Energy Company Heats Homes With Custom-Built Computer Servers

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

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

03 Mar 2015: Photographs of Amazon Forest Added to Google Street View Collection

03 Mar 2015: Interview: How Climate Change Helped Lead to Conflict in Syria

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

23 Feb 2015: Large-scale Pumping Can Return Oxygen To Deep Waters, Study Finds

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

12 Feb 2015: Mange in Yellowstone Wolves Documented Through Thermal Images


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