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How does El Nino warm the entire globe?

We regularly hear about how El Niño events raise the temperature across much of the planet, contributing to spikes in global average temperature such as the one witnessed in 1998, with severe bush fires, droughts and floods.

dateOct 06, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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What is the Earth's average temperature?

Earth is the only planet in the solar system where life is known to exists. Note the use of the word "known", which is indicative of the fact that our knowledge of the solar system is still in its infancy, and the search ...

dateAug 19, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Changing climate prompts boreal forest shift

With warming summer temperatures across Alaska, white spruce tree growth in Interior Alaska has declined to record low levels, while the same species in Western Alaska is growing better than ever measured before.

dateJun 11, 2015 in Environment
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Climate change boosts a migratory insect pest

The potato leafhopper is a tiny insect—barely half the size of a grain of rice—with a bright lime green color that helps it blend in against plant leaves. Despite its unassuming appearance, this little pest causes big ...

dateMay 13, 2015 in Ecology
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