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Experiments lead to slip law for better forecasts of glacier speed, sea-level rise

(Iowa State University) Backed by experimental data from a laboratory machine that simulates the huge forces involved in glacier flow, glaciologists have written an equation that accounts for the motion of ice that rests on the soft, deformable ground underneath unusually fast-moving parts of ice sheets. Models using the equation — a ‘slip law’ — could better predict how quickly glaciers are sliding, how much ice they’re sending to oceans and how that would affect sea-level rise.

Photo project captures togetherness, even as coronavirus keeps us apart

Most of us are spending more quality time in the house with our families and pets than we ever have before. It’s a rare time of togetherness, even as social distancing for COVID-19 keeps us apart from everyone else. Why…

We're taking coronavirus seriously. What if we did that with climate change?

In the first episode of the Invisibilia podcast’s sixth season, host Elise Speigel opens by comparing the heartbeat of a human, a black-capped chickadee and an elephant. “The bigger the animal, the slower the tempo of the heart,” Miller points…

Meet Dr. Jennifer Jenkins: Nobel Prize-winning scientist and bioenergy champion

In 2007, Dr. Jennifer Jenkins was part of a group of scientists, including former Vice President Al Gore, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for their work on climate. Nine years later, she became vice president and chief sustainability officer…

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Containing methane and its contribution to global warming – Science Daily

Methane is a gas that deserves more attention in the climate debate as it contributes to almost half of human-made global warming in the short-term. A new IIASA study shows that it is possible to significantly contribute to reduced global…

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Containing methane and its contribution to global warming

Methane is a gas that deserves more attention in the climate debate as it contributes to almost half of human-made global warming in the short-term. A new study shows that it is possible to significantly contribute to reduced global warming through the implementation of available technology that limits methane release to the atmosphere.

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Containing methane and its contribution to global warming

Methane is a gas that deserves more attention in the climate debate as it contributes to almost half of human-made global warming in the short-term. A new study shows that it is possible to significantly contribute to reduced global warming through the implementation of available technology that limits methane release to the atmosphere.

Climate change: 10 common myths – and what science really says – CBS News

If you’ve ever engaged in a discussion about climate change, in person or online, you’ve probably encountered some arguments about what the science says. Some of those claims may sound logical but are actually misleading or inaccurate.  In fact, misconceptions…

Why Iran's Lake Urmia disappeared — and may be coming back

Tucked in the northwest corner of Iran, Lake Urmia was once the second-largest saltwater lake in the world. At its peak, the lake once covered a surface area of 5,000 square kilometers (2,000 square miles), reports Iran’s Radio Farda. Its…

Dunsmuir Elementary students take on global warming – Mount Shasta Herald

DES teachers Rami White and Kathleen Shirley went to the aquarium for training on climate issues and with the tools and resources provided, they are teaching their sixth through eighth grade students how to make changes to help support their…