News tagged with summer

Forecasting temperature extremes with ozone

For the past two summers, Australians have sweated through record heat waves, with thermometers climbing as high as 118 degrees Fahrenheit in parts of the country. In January, officials were forced to halt tennis matches ...

dateMay 28, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Women's empowerment and Olympic success

New research shows that nations with greater women's empowerment win more medals and send more athletes to the Summer Olympics. The effect of women's empowerment held for both men and women, although it was stronger for female ...

dateMay 13, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Fighting a pernicious weed with fire

Carefully staged "prescribed fire" can reset a rangeland's biological clock, awaken dormant plants, and breathe new life and diversity into an ecosystem. When fire rolls over a rangeland, it gives perennial sod-forming grasses, ...

dateApr 25, 2014 in Environment
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