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Atlantic warming turbocharges Pacific trade winds

New research has found rapid warming of the Atlantic Ocean, likely caused by global warming, has turbocharged Pacific Equatorial trade winds. Currently the winds are at a level never before seen on observed ...

Aug 03, 2014
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Reaching across the sea for the sake of water

The Arava desert, a salty wasteland dotted with tufts of scrub, gets only about an inch of rain each year. And yet cows lazily low at dairy farms that collectively produce nearly 8 million gallons of milk annually. Orange ...

Jan 09, 2015
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A new global wetlands map

A new global map of the world's wetlands has been produced by an international research team led by former master's student Etienne Fluet-Chouinard and Prof. Bernhard Lehner of McGill's Department of Geography. ...

Jan 16, 2015
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Forest and savanna can switch quickly

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two recent studies have found that environmental changes can bring previously stable forests and grasslands to tipping points that produce sudden large-scale and sometimes irreversible changes ...

Oct 14, 2011 report
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