News tagged with climate

Plight of imperiled Montana insect draws lawsuit

Wildlife advocates asked a judge Wednesday to force federal officials to decide if a rare aquatic insect that's found only in Montana's Glacier National Park should be protected under the Endangered Species Act.

dateApr 16, 2015 in Ecology
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Cold snaps linger despite climate change

Keep a winter coat and mittens handy. A new climate analysis from scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Reading (UK) found that under climate warming, cold air outbreaks, ...

dateApr 15, 2015 in Environment
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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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Contaminants also a threat to polar bears

The polar bear (Ursus maritimus), one of the largest carnivorous mammals on Earth, is vulnerable to a series of dangers. An international team has established a guide to evaluate the condition of its health, ...

dateApr 07, 2015 in Ecology
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