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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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Climate change reducing ocean’s carbon dioxide uptake


MADISON – How deep is the ocean’s capacity to buffer against climate change? As one of the planet’s largest single carbon absorbers, the ocean takes up roughly one-third of all human carbon emissions, reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide and its associated … Continue reading

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Carbon release and global warming now and in the ancient past


The present rate of greenhouse carbon dioxide emissions through fossil fuel burning is higher than that associated with an ancient episode of severe global warming, according to new research. The findings are published online this week by the journal Nature … Continue reading

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Study Sheds Light on How Heat is Transported to Greenland Glaciers


Warmer air is only part of the story when it comes to Greenland’s rapidly melting ice sheet. New research by scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) highlights the role ocean circulation plays in transporting heat to glaciers. Greenland’s ice … Continue reading

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Shrinking snow and ice cover intensify global warming


2011-01-18 Nature Geoscience, U. Michigan, Oregon State U. Radiative forcing and albedo feedback from the Northern Hemisphere cryosphere between 1979 and 2008 ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The decreases in Earth’s snow and ice cover over the past 30 years have exacerbated global … Continue reading

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Casualties of Climate Change: Sea-level Rises Could Displace Tens of Millions


2011-01-10 Scientific American Shifts in rainfall patterns and shorelines will contribute to mass migrations on a scale never before seen By Alex de Sherbinin, Koko Warner and Charles Ehrhart   In brief: Climate change caused by global warming will disrupt … Continue reading

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The end for small glaciers


2011-01-09 | Nature | doi:10.1038/news.2011.3 IPCC estimates of sea level rise corroborated, but large ice sheets might endure. Richard A. Lovett In the most comprehensive study of mountain glaciers and small ice caps to date, a team of US and … Continue reading

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