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U.S. Rivers and Streams Saturated With Carbon


Significant amount of carbon in land is leaking into streams and rivers, then to the atmosphere October 16, 2011 Rivers and streams in the United States are releasing substantially more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than previously thought. This according … Continue reading

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US row threatens Chinese links


Dispute intensifies over a ban on some types of scientific cooperation with China. Eugenie Samuel Reich, 18 October 2011 | Nature | doi:10.1038/478294a When US presidential science adviser John Holdren hosted a dinner and meetings between US and Chinese science … Continue reading

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Sea Level – Bump in the road


NASA reports that the recent decline in sea level is the direct consequence of a shift from El Niño and La Niña in the Pacific. Like mercury in a thermometer, ocean waters expand as they warm. This, along with melting … Continue reading

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Cosmic ray contribution to global warming negligible


There have been claims that cosmic rays could have contributed significantly to the global warming over the past century.  According to a new study, that is not the case.  Instead, during the last 50 years, cosmic rays seemed to have … Continue reading

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Polar Ice Sheets Melting Faster Than Predicted


The thick glaciers covering Greenland and Antarctica are melting faster than scientists expected By Lauren Morello and ClimateWire   Ice loss from the massive ice sheets covering Greenland and Antarctica is accelerating, according to a new study. If the trend … Continue reading

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Glory in the Sky: New Satellite Set to Monitor the Sun and Reflected Heat to Determine Climate Effects


Just how the sun’s cycles of activity and Earth’s atmospheric particles influence our climate is unclear, but NASA’s Glory mission should provide some answers The solar forecast calls for sluggish times ahead, according to scientists in Boulder, Colo.—which could have … Continue reading

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NASA Satellites Capture a Stronger La Nina


New NASA satellite data indicate the current La Niña event in the eastern Pacific has remained strong during November and December 2010. A new Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2 satellite image of the Pacific Ocean that averaged 10 days of … Continue reading

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