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Wind and cold carry dust to new heights

(Phys.org) —Scientists at China's Lanzhou University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that dust lifted from the Taklimakan Desert during a dust storm had a significant effect on the regional ...

May 06, 2013 5 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Whiter clouds could mean wetter land

One proposed emergency fix to halt global warming is to seed clouds over the ocean to make them more reflective, reducing the solar radiation absorbed by the Earth. But the scheme could also change global rainfall patterns, ...

Jun 28, 2010 3.8 / 5 (5) 1 | with audio podcast

Looking deeper into sea ice

(Phys.org)—This year, satellites saw the extent of Arctic sea ice hit a record low since measurements began in the 1970s. ESA's SMOS and CryoSat satellites are now taking a deeper look by measuring the ...

Oct 08, 2012 5 / 5 (3) 0

Pollution weakens monsoon's might

(Phys.org) -- Over 1.5 billion people in South Asia depend on the summer monsoon rains. Now, pollution exhaust threatens this primary water source for crops and daily living, according to new research at Pacific ...

Jul 25, 2012 4.7 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast