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Bacterial Ocean Life Stabilises Climate

Tiny specks of ocean life, from the bacterial group Pelagibacterales, thought to be among the most abundant organisms on Earth, plays an important function in the stabilisation…


Farms Main Source Of Aerosol Air Pollution

Farms are the dominant source of fine particulate air pollution across much of the world, according to new research.  Ammonia from heavily fertilized fields and livestock…



Young Forests Capture Lots Of Carbon

Carbon capture is substantial in secondary tropical forests, according to a new study. Regeneration helps reach global climate mitigation and forest restoration goals. So just protecting natural…


Pacific Carbon Dioxide Mystery Solved

Researchers solve one of the great scientific mysteries of the ice ages concerning Pacific carbon dioxide: what happened to the carbon-rich water from the depths of the…


Wild Fires: More People, Fewer Fires

We have thought that climate change increases the number of wild fires. But a study shows that in large parts of the world, however, the total area…




Researchers To Study Historic Global Warming

Researchers plan to study historic global warming events from millions of years ago for insight into climate change. The project includes an outreach component with Arlington…





Mann Paper: Pause Was Not Foreseeable

Paper from climate scientist Michael Mann and colleagues asks whether the recent slowdown, or pause as some refer to it, in global warming was predictable?…



Past Monsoons Hold Key To Current Changes

A new Nature paper discusses the main influences on monsoon variability and their uncertainties, and argues that a coordinated effort to quantify what happened in the…




Risk Of Alaskan Wildfires To Quadruple

With the Alberta wildfire in the headlines comes this study from the University of Montana saying that the risk of Alaskan wildfires will increase four-fold this…


Leftover Warm Water Fuelled El Niño

Leftover warm water in Pacific Ocean fuelled the recent massive El Niño. A similar event occurred in 1990. That year, easterly winds counteracted a budding El Niño, and leftover…


Sulfur Pollution In Decline Says Study

Study finds declining sulfur pollution levels. With the move from burning coal to natural gas and low-sulfur coal and an increase in the use of scrubbers, only…


Stronger Storms Will Get More Intense

In cities, flooding and rainfall extremes will rise as the climate changes, according to a new study. Just how global warming is making storms more destructive has…


Antarctic Ice Mass Loss Can Be Visualised

Geodesists of TU Dresden visualise the ice mass loss of Antarctica using data collected by the GRACE satellite. New computer tool allows users to graphically see ice…


Earth’s Ancient Atmosphere Was Thin

Early Earth’s air weighed less than half of today’s atmosphere, according to a new study. Bubbles trapped in 2.7 billion-year-old rocks show that air at that…


NASA: Alberta Wildfire From Space

Suomi NPP satellite continues to monitor the huge Alberta wildfire. On May 6, 2016, all of Fort McMurray is under a mandatory evacuation order. The Fort…


Ice Melt Tracked By Seismic Waves

Tracking Greenland’s ice melt with seismic waves. Technique uses vibrations generated by crashing ocean waves to monitor ice sheet’s seasonal changes. by Jennifer Chu, Massachusetts Institute…



Alberta Wildfire Seen From Space

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite sees massive Alberta wildfire day and night. More than 1,600 homes and buildings have been destroyed by the blaze and more than…


Tropics Push High Clouds Poleward

Expanding tropics are pushing high altitude clouds towards poles, NASA study finds. A previously observed trend of high altitude clouds in the mid-latitudes shifting toward…