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Archive: Science & Technology

06 Sep 2016

How Climate Change Could Jam The World's Ocean Circulation

by NICOLA JONES
Scientists are closely monitoring a key current in the North Atlantic to see if rising sea temperatures and increased freshwater from melting ice are altering the “ocean conveyor belt” — a vast oceanic stream that plays a major role in the global climate system. READ MORE

01 Sep 2016

Exploring How and Why Trees ‘Talk’ to Each Other

by DIANE TOOMEY
Ecologist Suzanne Simard has shown how trees use a network of soil fungi to communicate their needs and aid neighboring plants. Now she’s warning that threats like clear-cutting and climate change could disrupt these critical networks. READ MORE

24 Aug 2016

Science in the Wild: The Legacy Of the U.S. National Park System

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01 Aug 2016

The New Green Grid: Utilities Deploy ‘Virtual Power Plants’

by MARIA GALLUCCI
By linking together networks of energy-efficient buildings, solar installations, and batteries, a growing number of companies in the U.S. and Europe are helping utilities reduce energy demand at peak hours and supply targeted areas with renewably generated electricity. READ MORE

14 Jul 2016

At Ground Zero for Rising Seas, TV Weatherman Talks Climate

by DIANE TOOMEY
John Morales is part of a new breed of television weather forecasters seeking to educate viewers on climate change and the threat it poses. In South Florida, where sea level rise is already causing periodic flooding, he has a receptive audience. READ MORE

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12 Sep 2016: Dolphins Speak in Ways Similar To Human Conversation, Finds New Study

01 Sep 2016: Newly Discovered Fossils Break Record, Dating Back 3.7 Billion Years Ago

01 Sep 2016: Interview: Exploring How and Why Trees ‘Talk’ to Each Other

26 Aug 2016: Ragweed Allergies Could Double In Europe as Global Temperatures Rise

25 Aug 2016: Scientists Find New Way To Convert Carbon Dioxide into Energy

24 Aug 2016: How Elephant Seals Are Helping Scientists Study Climate Change

23 Aug 2016: Study Shows Humans Learning To Use Natural Resources More Efficiently

19 Aug 2016: Scientists Find 1,075-Year-Old Tree in Northern Greece, Europe’s Oldest

17 Aug 2016: NASA Graphic Shows Severity of Rainstorm That Caused Louisiana Flooding

16 Aug 2016: July Was the Hottest Month on Record, Continuing Steak of High Temps


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