News tagged with weather pattern

UN chief to open ministers level at climate talks

(AP) -- An international treaty on climate change won't be enough to avert a dangerous rise in global temperatures, and countries need to voluntarily make deeper cuts in carbon emissions, the head of the ...

Dec 06, 2011
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Climate change: South Africa has much to lose

(AP) -- Imagine the savannas of South Africa's flagship Kruger Park so choked with brush, viewing what game is left is nearly impossible. The Cape of Good Hope without penguins. The Karoo desert's seasonal ...

Nov 24, 2011
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The hazy history of Titan's air

What rocky moon has a nitrogen-rich atmosphere, Earth-like weather patterns and geology, liquid hydrocarbon seas and a relatively good chance to support life? The answer is Titan, the fascinating moon of Saturn.

Oct 13, 2011
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Airlift for drought-stricken Pacific island

New Zealand and Australia will Friday begin an airlift to help supply fresh water to the tiny drought-stricken Pacific nation of Tuvalu, which is under a state of emergency due to the crisis.

Oct 07, 2011
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Composers in tune with British stereotype

British composers would appear to live up to their national stereotype of weather obsession, as they are twice as likely to have written music with climate themes as their counterparts from other nationalities.

Sep 22, 2011
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Deforestation reduces rainfall in Africa

Deforestation in the rainforests of West Africa reduces rainfall over the rest of the forest, according to new University of Leeds research published in Geophysical Research Letters.

Sep 19, 2011
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