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This time-lapse video makes clear how Alaska's glaciers are changing

[embedded content] There’s nothing quite like watching nearly 50 years’ worth of ice as it transforms the planet’s surface in the span of seconds. Certainly, the pace of this new time-lapse video from the University of Alaska Fairbanks is anything…

The portent of runaway greenhouse warming

by Andrew GliksonEarth and climate scientistAustralian National University Carbon, the essential element underpinning photosynthesis and life, is transformed into toxic substances in the remnants of plants and organisms buried in sediments. Once released to the atmosphere in the form of…

Scrubbing carbon dioxide from smokestacks for cleaner industrial emissions

(Oregon State University) An international collaboration co-led by an Oregon State University chemistry researcher has uncovered a better way to scrub carbon dioxide from smokestack emissions, which could be a key to mitigating global climate change.

UNH sails into the next generation of ocean mapping with NOAA grant

(University of New Hampshire) Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have been awarded a three-year grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in partnership with Saildrone, Inc. of Alameda, CA, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) to develop data quality tools for a new unmanned wind-powered sailboat-like vehicle capable of long-duration missions to collect vital ocean mapping information.

UM-led experiment closes critical gap in weather forecasting

(University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science) Scientists working on the next frontier of weather forecasting are hoping that weather conditions 3-to-4 weeks out will soon be as readily available as seven-day forecasts. Having this type of weather information–called subseasonal forecasts–in the hands of the public and emergency managers can provide the critical lead time necessary to prepare for natural hazards like heat waves or the next polar vortex.

Only you can prevent global warming – The CT Mirror

RAY BOLAND, NOAA. :: Creative Commons According to the National Geographic, the garbage in the ocean can prevent algae and plankton, the photosynthetic producers in the marine food web, from receiving enough sunlight to create nutrients. When these tiny organisms…

Meteorological winter arrives with a roar in North America

It’s December, which means it’s “meteorological winter” for the Northern Hemisphere. And while there are still a few weeks until the winter solstice — which marks the official beginning of “astronomical winter” on Dec. 21 — the weather across much…

Here Are Five of The Main Reasons People Continue to Deny Climate Change – ScienceAlert

The fossil fuel industry, political lobbyists, media moguls and individuals have spent the past 30 years sowing doubt about the reality of climate change – where none exists. The latest estimate is that the world’s five largest publicly-owned oil and…

Accelerating greenhouse gas levels

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) just released its annual Emissions Gap Report, warning that even if all current unconditional commitments under the Paris Agreement are implemented, temperatures are expected to rise by 3.2°C, bringing even wider-ranging and more destructive…