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Climate connections

In common parlance, the phrase "global climate change" is often used to describe how present-day climate is changing in response to human activities. But climate has also varied naturally and sometimes quite ...

dateApr 14, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Burying the climate change problem

Burying the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, a byproduct of burning fossil fuels, has been mooted as one geoengineering approach to ameliorating climate change. To be effective, trapping the gas in geological deposits would ...

dateApr 13, 2015 in Environment
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Heat's role in the Madden-Julian oscillation

Tropical monsoons in Indonesia and floods in the United States are both provoked by the Madden-Julian oscillation (MJO), a process that results in pulses of clouds and precipitation moving eastward around ...

dateApr 13, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Ferromanganese crusts record past climates

The onset of northern hemispheric glaciation cycles three million years ago has dramatically changed Arctic climate. Scientists of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany have now for ...

dateApr 09, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Japan to pledge 20% greenhouse gas cut

Japan will promise to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent from 2013 levels ahead of a global summit on climate change this year, a report said Thursday, despite uncertainty over post-Fukushima ...

dateApr 09, 2015 in Environment
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Tension between politics and science soothed—for now

Over the past two years, politicians have questioned the value of dozens of projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), many of which focus on social sciences and climate change. But a new agreement on transparency ...

dateApr 08, 2015 in Other
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