Topic: Climate change

California Droughts Caused Mainly by Changes in Wind

July 5, 2016
California from Space

Droughts in California are mainly controlled by wind, not by the amount of evaporated moisture in the air, new research has found.

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East Antarctic Glacier Has Contributed To Sea Level Rise

May 19, 2016
Totten

New research in Nature reveals that a massive unstable glacier in East Antarctica has contributed significantly to rising seas in the past.

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Volcanoes Tied to Shifts in Earth’s Climate

April 21, 2016
Volcano Licancabur

A new study reveals that volcanic activity may be responsible for climatic shifts over tens and hundreds of millions of years.

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Storing Extra Surface Water Boosts Groundwater Supply

March 24, 2016
Agua Fria Water Recharge Facility

Although years of drought and over-pumping have depleted groundwater in Arizona and California, a new study shows the situation has created underground reservoirs where extra surface water can be stored.

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Rules to Control Climate Change Needed Now

Dec. 4, 2015
Climate Change

The time to act is now. The next 15-25 years is likely to be our last chance to limit atmospheric CO2 from reaching levels that will ultimatley hurt our planet beyond repair.

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