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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."

dateNov 28, 2012 in Environment
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Hot town, summer in the city

Heat waves may cause increased mortality but, until now, there has been no single scientific definition for the occasional bursts of hot weather that can strike during the summer months. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's ...

dateJul 15, 2010 in Health
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Mumbai, Miami on list for big weather disasters

(AP) -- Global warming is leading to such severe storms, droughts and heat waves that nations should prepare for an unprecedented onslaught of deadly and costly weather disasters, an international panel of ...

dateMar 28, 2012 in Environment
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Soil responsible for heat waves

Climate change will not just influence the average climate but also extremes such as heat waves, models from climate researchers indicate. Using broad measurements taken in southeastern Europe,a study demonstrates ...

dateDec 16, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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July heat wave set records across Northeast

July's recent heat wave broke records for longevity and came close to all-time temperature in several major cities, says Jessica Rennells, a climatologist and extension support specialist at the Northeast Regional Climate ...

dateJul 13, 2012 in Environment
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Will the 2014 El Nino be like 1997?

Every ten days, the NASA/French Space Agency Jason-2 satellite maps all the world's oceans, monitoring changes in sea surface height, a measure of heat in the upper layers of the water. Because our planet ...

dateMay 20, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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