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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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Warming to shift heavy rainfall patterns in the UK

(—It appears that it's not just us Brits who are fascinated with the UK weather. A group of researchers from Germany has taken to investigating the potential changes in extreme rainfall patterns across the UK as ...

dateNov 20, 2012 in Environment
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What goes down must come back up

(—For most of the past two decades, the NASA and European Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and Jason-2 satellites have tracked the gradual rise of the world's ocean in response to global warming. In August 2011, scientists ...

dateNov 20, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Climate change may alter amphibian evolution

Most of the more than 6,000 species of frogs in the world lay their eggs in water. But many tropical frogs lay their eggs out of water. This behavior protects the eggs from aquatic predators, such as fish and tadpoles, but ...

dateOct 25, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Study finds Southern Hemisphere becoming drier

A decline in April-May rainfall over south-east Australia is associated with a southward expansion of the subtropical dry-zone according to research published today in Scientific Reports, a primary research journal from the ...

dateOct 03, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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