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Snowfall frequency declining across Northwest, study finds

With warming temperatures, average snowfall frequency is estimated to decline across the Pacific Northwest by 2100—and at a faster rate if greenhouse emissions are not reduced, according to a new Portland State University ...

World warned: change now or endanger food and climate

Humanity faces increasingly painful trade-offs between food security and rising temperatures within decades unless emissions are curbed and unsustainable farming and deforestation halted, a landmark climate assessment said ...

Why some cities turn off the water pipes at night

For more than a billion people around the world, running water comes from "intermittent systems" that turn on and off at various times of the week. A new paper by University of Toronto Engineering professor David Taylor proposes ...

Global analysis of streamflow response to forest management

Planting large numbers of trees may contribute to improving an ecosystem and mitigating atmospheric CO2 levels. But planting trees in arid areas can sometimes worsen the environmental circumstances, especially the water availability ...

New view of how ocean 'pumps' impact climate change

Earth's oceans have a remarkable natural ability to pull carbon from the atmosphere and store it deep within the ocean waters, exerting an important control on the global climate.

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