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Expect More Giant Snowstorms as Climate Warms (Op-Ed)
Glacier National Park
November 22nd, 2014
As the climate warms, snowstorms are growing more severe.
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Watch Carbon Pollution Spread Across the Planet
NASA model
November 18th, 2014
A striking new video from NASA reveals how the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide spreads across Earth in a single year.
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Feel the Heat: Fourth-Warmest October for U.S.
U.S. temperature rankings graph
November 13th, 2014
This was a warm October for the U.S. and the first month since July 2013 no state was cooler than normal.
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Researchers Crack Sea Ice to Expose Arctic Food Web (VIDEO)
under the sea ice, algae
November 20th, 2014
A warming planet is impacting sea-ice algae, triggering a food-chain domino effect that leads to whales and polar bears.
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Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
Particle Chains
November 16th, 2014
Electrically activated muscles, Hawaiian lava blaze and the polar vortex — just a few of this weeks amazing stories in Science.
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Global Warming Will Bring More US Lightning Strikes
lightning
November 13th, 2014
Expect a 50 percent increase in lightning strikes within the United States by 2100 if temperatures continue to rise due to greenhouse gas emissions.
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New Amazon Carbon Maps May Help Limit Deforestation
Carnegie Airborne Observatory aircraft
November 11th, 2014
A new mapping technique could help researchers prevent deforestation in the Amazon.
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2014 Will Be Earth's Hottest Year on Record, Despite US Cold
October global temperatures.
November 20th, 2014
Arctic storms could bury Buffalo under heaps of snow until Christmas and 2014 will still be the hottest year on Earth since 1880, climate scientists said today.
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Earth Had Warmest October on Record
Global temperature anomalies graph
November 14th, 2014
For the third month in a row, global temperatures were in record high territory according to NASA.
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Armed with Phones, Amateurs Can Beat Pollution-Tracking Satellites
iSPEX
November 13th, 2014
Citizen scientists already use their phones to report roadkill, light pollution and invasive plants, using free apps. In 2013, Dutch researchers went a step further, transforming smartphones into scientific instruments.
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