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09-27-2021
Reducing methane is the fastest way to slow global warming
It is commonly known that carbon emissions must be reduced to end the climate crisis, but few are aware of methane - the invisible gas that contributes 80 times more to global warming than carbon. Researchers at the IPCC (UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) are investigating potential mitigation methods for global warming. "The fastest way that we might mitigate existing climate change in the short term is by reducing methane," explained Dr. Charles Koven, a carbon cycle scientist at Lawrence Berkeley and the lead author of...
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Feds weigh mineral mining ban to save the endangered sage grouse
The federal government is using a new assessment of mineral...
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10-05-2016
Half of the mass of Earth's continents has disappeared
How do you make half the mass of two continents...
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10-05-2016
Researchers call for global grand challenge to develop renewable energy
In a comment in this week's science journal Nature, an...
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10-05-2016
Urban warming slows tree growth and photosynthesis
New research from North Carolina State University finds that urban...
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10-05-2016
Reservoirs are a major source of greenhouse gases
Over 1 million dams exist worldwide. These structures have numerous...
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10-05-2016
Large animals are most vulnerable to human expansion
Some of the most iconic giants of the animal kingdom,...
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10-05-2016
Climate change and species invasions are decimating walleye populations
A popular recreational and commercial fish - the native walleye...
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10-05-2016
Oceans contribute to Earth's magnetic shield
Oceans might not be thought of as magnetic, but they...
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10-05-2016
Uncovering the secrets of coral evolution
Corals first appeared on earth nearly half a billion years...
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10-05-2016
Ocean circulation in the Atlantic is slowing down
The ocean circulation that is responsible for England's mild climate...
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10-05-2016
Tropical Storm Nicole seen holding fast in the Atlantic
Vertical wind shear has the ability to tear a tropical...
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10-05-2016
Black carbon aerosols enhance humidity near the Earth's surface
It is widely known that black carbon, or soot, aerosol...
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