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Spring

Greenhouse gases could fall to levels not seen since WWII

Clear skies ahead. These days, you’ll be forgiven for hoping those words refer to the end of a pandemic that has forced millions to hunker down indoors. But in this case, those clear skies are literal. And when we finally…

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North Atlantic’s capacity to absorb CO2 overestimated, study suggests

The North Atlantic may be a weaker climate ally than previously believed, according to a study that suggests the ocean’s capacity to absorb carbon dioxide has been overestimated. A first-ever winter and spring sampling of plankton in the western North…

North Atlantic’s capacity to absorb CO2 overestimated, study suggests

The North Atlantic may be a weaker climate ally than previously believed, according to a study that suggests the ocean’s capacity to absorb carbon dioxide has been overestimated. A first-ever winter and spring sampling of plankton in the western North…

American robins migrating 12 days earlier than they did 25 years ago

American robins can be found year-round almost anywhere in North America, from Canada’s lower provinces and southward, but many of the birds in northern areas head south for the winter. Recently, researchers have found that these robins have been migrating…

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CLIMATE IMPACTS: Calif. snowpack measures below normal for spring

California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack is below normal for spring, and the water content around the state is only about half the April average as much of California struggles under persistent drought, authorities said Wednesday.

Changes to drylands with future climate change

(Washington State University) While drylands around the world will expand at an accelerated rate because of future climate change, their average productivity will likely be reduced, according to a new study. These regions, which primarily include savannas, grasslands and shrublands, are important for grazing and non-irrigated croplands. They are also a critical part of the global carbon cycle and make up 41% of Earth’s land surface and support 38% of its population.

Fatal eruption triggered a 'volcanic freeze'

On Dec. 22, 2018, the Anak Krakatoa volcano in Indonesia erupted in a violent display of ash and lava. The event was so powerful that it caused an underwater collapse of the southwest portion of the volcano, reducing its height…

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‘The losses could be profound’: floods wreak havoc on wildlife

For 900 years, Lugg and Hampton wildflower meadows in Herefordshire have bloomed into a wash of colour in spring. These fertile meadows were highly prized, and the Norman lords who owned them used the hay crop to help fund Hereford’s…