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Posts tagged climate

June 14, 2013

 

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Does Climate Change Mean More Flus?

I'm writing during flu season, and it seems like this is one of the worst outbreaks in a while. Any idea what's causing it?

May 24, 2012

 

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Particle Discovered Which Could Cool The Planet

Scientists in England and the United States have made a breakthrough in understanding the relationship between clouds and climate.

May 4, 2012

 

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Why Is Our Weather So Radical?

Global climate is an incredibly complex system that scientists are still trying to figure out.

March 12, 2012

 

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Scientists Use Ancient Shells To Learn About The Past

If you needed to know what the weather was like in Singapore tens of millions of years ago, you'd have to consult a different source.

September 5, 2011

 

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All About The North Atlantic Conveyor

Is Earth's climate vulnerable to small disturbances? Two geologists described the past vulnerability of an ocean current called the North Atlantic conveyor.

July 22, 2011

 

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Freshwater Lake Forming In Arctic Ocean, Environmentalists Worried

An ocean is the last place you'd expect to find a freshwater lake...

May 5, 2011

 

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Earth’s Climate In The Year 3000

The future does not look so bright. What can be done to help stop global climate change?

December 28, 2009

 

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Evolution In Action

Why did rainforests evolve so much more diversity than other parts of the globe?

September 17, 2009

 

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It’s Raining Bacteria! The Truth About Clouds

Some clouds appear light and fluffy. Others dark and menacing. But are all clouds made of bacteria?

June 29, 2009

 

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Soil & CO2

You may already know that the earth stores lots of carbon in different places, like the in the ocean and plants. But are there any other major carbon stores?

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