News tagged with climate change

Thin tropical clouds cool the climate

Thin clouds at about 5 km altitude are more ubiquitous in the tropics than previously thought and they have a substantial cooling effect on climate. This is shown in a recent study by researchers from Stockholm University ...

dateAug 17, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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New analysis shows threats to 8K Red List species

Less than a month away from the kick-off the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii, a team of scientists report in the journal Nature that three quarters of the world's threatened species are imperiled because people ...

dateAug 10, 2016 in Ecology
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Middle atmosphere in sync with the ocean

Water plays a major role for our planet not only in its liquid form at the surface. In the atmosphere too, it considerably affects our lives as well as weather and climate. Clouds and rainfall are one example. Water vapor, ...

dateJul 26, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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