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Antarctica’s coldest temperatures

New Study Explains Antarctica’s Coldest Temperatures

Tiny valleys near the top of Antarctica’s ice sheet reach temperatures of nearly -100 degrees Celsius, according to a new study published this week in Geophysical Research...
hurricanes

Powerful Hurricanes Strengthen Faster Now Than 30 Years Ago

Hurricanes that intensify rapidly — a characteristic of almost all powerful hurricanes — do so more strongly and quickly now than they did 30...
global temperaturevideo

Long-Term Warming Trend Continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA

Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planet's long-term warming trend,...
crops

UAH Uses Satellites to Improve Crop Yield Estimates

A team that includes a graduate student who received his Ph.D. on Sunday from The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has taken a...
Tsunami

Tsunami Reveals Magnitude of Human Noise Pollution in Hawaiian Waters

A tsunami that struck Hawaii in 2011 and caused a temporary halt to boat traffic has provided scientists a rare glimpse into what the...
fish species

Catching a Diversity of Fish Species — Instead of Specializing —...

For people who make a living by harvesting natural resources, income volatility is a persistent threat. Crops could fail. Fisheries could collapse. Forests could...
climate change

Warmer World May Bring More Local, Less Global, Temperature Variability

Many tropical or subtropical regions could see sharp increases in natural temperature variability as Earth’s climate warms over coming decades, a new Duke University-led...
marine algae

What Causes Algal Blooms to Become Toxic?

The disastrous 2015-16 Dungeness crab season, delayed and shortened by an unprecedented bloom of toxic algae, is a bitter memory for the West Coast...
whalesvideo

Study Shows High Pregnancy Failure in Southern Resident Killer Whales; Links...

A multi-year survey of the nutritional, physiological and reproductive health of endangered southern resident killer whales suggests that up to two-thirds of pregnancies failed...
weather

New IST Research Leverages Big Data to Predict Severe Weather

Every year, severe weather endangers millions of people and causes billions of dollars in damage worldwide. But new research from Penn State’s College of...
climate change

Stony Corals More Resistant to Climate Change Than Thought, Rutgers Study...

Stony corals may be more resilient to ocean acidification than once thought, according to a Rutgers University study that shows they rely on proteins...
global warming

Sea levels could rise by more than three metres, shows new...

Global sea levels could rise by more than three metres – over half a metre more than previously thought – this century alone, according...
atmospheric methane

Banned Industrial Solvent Sheds New Light on Methane Mystery

Recent studies have explored a range of possible causes. Suggestions have included a rise in oil and natural gas extraction, increased emissions from tropical...
climate

The Decline of Arctic Sea Ice

The decline of Arctic sea ice in recent decades has occurred at a more rapid rate than predicted by most climate change models. Many...
iceberg

Computer Model Shows Breakup of Iceberg Logjams

Projections of how much the melting of ice sheets will contribute to sea-level rise can vary by several meters based on the rate of...
lightning

Brazilian Model Forecasts the Occurrence of Lightning During Storms

A model designed to forecast the occurrence of lightning during storms is being tested in Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil, and will begin operating...
dolphin

Dolphin Population Will Take 40 Years to Recover from Deepwater Horizon...

Dolphins are struggling to survive in the Gulf of Mexico seven years after the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, an international study...
climate change

Climate Change to Alter Global Pattern of Mild Weather

Scientists from Princeton University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have produced the first global analysis of how climate change may affect...
video

NASA, NOAA Data Show 2016 Warmest Year on Record Globally

Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and...
wind predictions

Supercomputer Simulations Helping to Improve Wind Predictions

Wind turbines dotting the Columbia River Gorge in Washington and Oregon can collectively generate about 4,500 megawatts (MW) of power, or more than that...