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Determining how warm this summer really was

An unparalleled heat wave in eastern Europe, coupled with intense droughts and fires around Moscow, put Earth's temperatures in the headlines this summer. Likewise, a string of exceptionally warm days in July in the eastern ...

dateOct 01, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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US roads, airports unready for extreme weather

(AP)—America's lifelines—its roads, airports, railways and transit systems—are getting hammered by extreme weather beyond what their builders imagined, leaving states and cities searching for ways to brace for more ...

dateNov 22, 2012 in Other
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3Qs: With Sandy, climate change 'loads the dice'

Though it's dif­fi­cult to tie a spe­cific storm like Hur­ri­cane Sandy to the phe­nom­enon of cli­mate change, Auroop Gan­guly, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of civil and envi­ron­mental engi­neering at North­eastern, ...

dateNov 01, 2012 in Environment
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UN agency: 2012 warmer than normal despite La Nina

Despite early cooling from La Nina, 2012 is on track to become one of the top 10 hottest years on record, with the U.S. experiencing extreme warmth and Arctic Sea ice shrinking to its lowest extent, the U.N. weather agency ...

dateNov 28, 2012 in Environment
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