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Climate science: Bad news gets worse

As President Donald Trump prepares to announce whether he will pull America out of the 2015 Paris Agreement sanctioned by his predecessor and nearly 200 other world leaders, the stakes on climate change have never been higher.

dateJun 01, 2017 in Environment
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Global warming's influence on extreme weather

Extreme climate and weather events such as record high temperatures, intense downpours and severe storm surges are becoming more common in many parts of the world. But because high-quality weather records go back only about ...

dateDec 12, 2014 in Environment
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Safe navigation through the Northwest Passage

The Northwest Passage is becoming navigable for longer periods of the year. Ship traffic, however, still bears hazardous risks. A German-Canadian research team co-initiated by Fraunhofer wants to change that. In the project ...

dateNov 03, 2016 in Engineering
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Making Europe sweat

In 2003, Europe experienced a record-breaking summer, and many people feel that this summer is headed the same way. In the midst of this heatwave, the scientific journal Nature Geoscience has published a study that can help ...

dateJul 21, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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