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October 20, 2020

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Tropical Cyclones Moving Faster in Recent Decades

Tropical cyclones, regionally known as hurricanes or typhoons, have been moving across ocean basins faster since 1982, according to a new ...

Are Climate Scientists Being Too Cautious When Linking Extreme Weather to Climate Change?

Climate science has focused on avoiding false alarms when linking extreme events to climate change. But it could learn from how weather forecasters ...

Fuels, Not Fire Weather, Control Carbon Emissions in Boreal Forest

A team has found that the amount of carbon that burns in wildfires in western boreal forests depends more on available fuels than on fire weather such as drought conditions, temperature, or ...

New Global Temperature Data Will Inform Study of Climate Impacts on Health, Agriculture

A new data set provides high-resolution, daily temperatures from around the globe that could prove valuable in studying human health impacts from ...
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Droughts Are Threatening Global Wetlands

Scientists have shown how droughts are threatening the health of wetlands globally. Scientists highlight the many physical and chemical changes occurring during droughts that lead to severe, and ...

Sea-Level Rise Projections Can Improve With State-of-the-Art Model

Projections of potentially dramatic sea-level rise from ice-sheet melting in Antarctica have been wide-ranging, but a Rutgers-led team has created a model that enables improved projections and could ...

Scientist Maps CO2 Emissions for Entire US to Improve Environmental Policymaking

With wildfires in the West and hurricanes in the Gulf, the nation is affected by extreme weather-related events resulting from climate change. In response, lawmakers across the country are developing ...

Climate Change Responsible for Record Sea Temperature Levels

Global warming is driving an unprecedented rise in sea temperatures including in the Mediterranean, according to a major new ...

Coastal Flooding Will Disproportionately Impact 31 Million People Globally

Researchers analyzed these geographic regions, which include cities like New Orleans, Bangkok, and Shanghai, using a new global dataset to determine how many people live on river deltas, how many are ...

Marine Heatwaves Can Strengthen Hurricanes

Oceanographers have found that a hurricane can be considerably strengthened in the Gulf of Mexico through the compounding effects of two extreme weather events. This process could continue in the ...

Acropora Spp. Coral Still Thrives in the Holdout Refuge of Coral Gardens, Belize

Coral Gardens Reef in Belize remains a refuge for Acropora spp. coral despite widespread devastation in other areas of the western North Atlantic/Caribbean, according to a new ...

Redefining Drought in the US Corn Belt

As the climate trends warmer and drier, global food security increasingly hinges on crops' ability to withstand drought. But are scientists and producers focusing on the right metric when ...

Disastrous Duo: Heatwaves and Droughts

Simultaneous heatwaves and droughts are becoming increasingly common in western parts of the Unites States, according to a new study. Periods of dry and hot weather, which can make wildfires more ...

Climate Change Threatens Breeding Birds

Surviving on a warming planet can be a matter of timing -- but simply shifting lifecycle stages to match the tempo of climate change has hidden dangers for some animals, according to new research. ...

Spreading Ghost Forests on NC Coast May Contribute to Climate Change

A new study found the spread of ghost forests across a coastal region of North Carolina may have implications for global ...

Increasing Stability Decreases Ocean Productivity, Reduces Carbon Burial

As the globe warms, the atmosphere is becoming more unstable, but the oceans are becoming more stable, according to an international team of climate scientists, who say that the increase in stability ...

Coldest Northern Hemisphere Temps of Minus 69.6 Degress Celsius: Greenland, 1991

Nearly 30 years after recording a temperature of minus 93.2 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 69.6 Celsius) in Greenland, the measurement has been verified by the World Meteorological Organization as the ...

New Knowledge 211Ʊ What Causes Thunderstorms and Cloud Bursts

Thunderstorms often provoke violent cloud bursts that can result in devastating flooding. But what actually spawns thunderstorms and cloud bursts? This question has spurred a new ...

Caribbean Islands Face Loss of Protection and Biodiversity as Seagrass Loses Terrain

Tropical islands have an important ally when it comes to battling storms and sea-level rise: seagrass. During hurricane Irma (2017), scientists witnessed how native seagrass meadows along the coast ...

Unusual Climate Conditions Influenced WWI Mortality and Subsequent Influenza Pandemic

Scientists have spotted a once-in-a-century climate anomaly during World War I that likely increased mortality during the war and the influenza pandemic in the years that ...

Newly Identified 'Landfalling Droughts' Originate Over Ocean

Researchers have identified a new type of 'landfalling drought' that originates over the ocean before traveling onto land, and which can cause larger, drier conditions than other ...

5G Wireless May Lead to Inaccurate Weather Forecasts

Upcoming 5G wireless networks that will provide faster cell phone service may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts, according to a new study on a controversial issue that has created anxiety among ...

Compounding Impact of Severe Weather Events Fuels Marine Heatwave in the Coastal Ocean

Researchers can offer insight into why these storms intensified quickly as they moved across the continental ...

Evaporation Critical to Coronavirus Transmission as Weather Changes

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, it is increasingly urgent to understand how climate impacts the spread of the coronavirus, particularly as winter virus infections are more common and the northern ...

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