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Climate impacts Lake Tahoe clarity and health

(Phys.org) -- Despite an extreme weather year, overall clarity at Lake Tahoe improved in 2011. Yet underlying trends portray a more complex picture of the Lake Tahoe ecosystem, according to the annual “Tahoe: ...

dateAug 10, 2012 in Environment
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Rapid climate change threatens Asia's Rice Bowl

As Asia's monsoon season begins, leading climate specialists and agricultural scientists warned today that rapid climate change and its potential to intensify droughts and floods could threaten Asia's rice production and ...

dateApr 12, 2012 in Environment
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Extreme weather threatens rich ecosystems

Extreme weather such as hurricanes, torrential downpours and droughts will become more frequent in pace with global warming. Consequently, this increases the risk for species extinction, especially in bio diverse ecosystems ...

dateMar 30, 2012 in Ecology
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Taming uncertainty in climate prediction

(PhysOrg.com) -- Uncertainty just became more certain. Atmospheric and computational researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory used a new scientific approach called "uncertainty quantification," ...

dateMar 23, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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