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What's causing Australia's heat wave?

Australia has started 2013 with a record-breaking heat wave that has lasted more than two weeks across many parts of the country. Temperatures have regularly gone above 48°C, with the highest recorded maximum ...

dateJan 18, 2013 in Environment
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Climate forecasts shown to warn of crop failures

Climate data can help predict some crop failures several months before harvest, according to a new study from an international team, including a research scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in ...

dateJul 22, 2013 in Ecology
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Temperature hits all-time record in Sydney

Temperatures in Sydney on Friday hit their highest levels since records began 150 years ago, after an Australian government agency warned of more frequent and intense heatwaves in the future.

dateJan 18, 2013 in Environment
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Extreme weather events fuel climate change

When the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere rises, the Earth not only heats up, but extreme weather events, such as lengthy droughts, heat waves, heavy rain and violent storms, may become more frequent. ...

dateAug 14, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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