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Arctic sea ice larger than US melted this year

(AP)—An area of Arctic sea ice bigger than the United States melted this year, according the U.N. weather agency, which said the dramatic decline illustrates that climate change is happening "before our eyes."

Nov 28, 2012
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Heat wave deaths highest in early summer

The risk of dying from a heat wave is highest when heat waves occur early in the summer and are hotter and longer than usual, according to a Yale study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP).

Nov 30, 2010
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UN climate scientist: Sandy no coincidence

(AP)—Though it's tricky to link a single weather event to climate change, Hurricane Sandy was "probably not a coincidence" but an example of the extreme weather events that are likely to strike the U.S. ...

Nov 27, 2012
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Heat waves, storms and blackouts

One of the world's worst blackouts has left more than 620 million people in India without power this week. Here at home, North Americans dealing with record high temperatures this summer have ...

Aug 02, 2012
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UN scientist: fighting climate change saves costs

(AP) -- The U.N.'s top climate scientist cautioned climate negotiators Wednesday that global warming is leading to human dangers and soaring financial costs, but containing carbon emissions will have a host ...

Nov 30, 2011
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Merkel: binding, verifiable climate targets needed

(AP) -- All nations must commit to binding and verifiable goals to reduce their carbon emissions to reach a new international climate agreement as the Kyoto Protocol expires next year, German Chancellor Angela ...

Jul 04, 2011
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Recent advance in detonation theory

A detonation wave is a chemical reaction wave propagating at the velocity of a shock wave along the explosive charge. There is great demand for a detonation model that can accurately simulate the detonation process, which ...

Nov 18, 2011
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