News tagged with climate

Improving media coverage of climate science

Climate science makes headlines every day: "Shrinking Sea Ice Could Put Polar Bears In Grave Peril by 2100." "Climate Change May Spark More Lightning Strikes, Igniting Wildfires." "U.S., British Data Show ...

Dec 03, 2014
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How strong is the gravity on Mars?

The planet Mars shares numerous characteristics with our own. Both planets have roughly the same amount of land surface area, sustained polar caps, and both have a similar tilt in their rotational axes, affording ...

Dec 11, 2014
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Global warming's influence on extreme weather

Extreme climate and weather events such as record high temperatures, intense downpours and severe storm surges are becoming more common in many parts of the world. But because high-quality weather records go back only about ...

Dec 12, 2014
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Australia out of step with new climate momentum

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who rose to power in large part by opposing a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, is finding his country isolated like never before on climate change as the U.S., China ...

Nov 28, 2014
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