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Cool Pacific Ocean Slowed Global Warming
Pacific Decadal Oscillation
February 26th, 2015
The Pacific was a planetary air conditioner for the past two decades, but the relief may soon end, a new study finds.
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Mysterious East Coast Flooding Caused by Weird Wind Patterns
Coastal flooding in Annapolis, Maryland, in 2012.
February 24th, 2015
Mysterious flooding and high tides along the East Coast in 2009 and 2010 now have an explanation: a major change in the Atlantic Ocean's wind patterns and warm-water currents.
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Global Ocean Acidity Revealed in New Maps
A global look at ocean pH reveals that the water is more alkaline (basic) in the open ocean compared with many coastal regions.
February 17th, 2015
Colorful satellite maps show how ocean acidification varies across the globe, a first step toward monitoring this side effect of climate change from space.
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Let's Call It: The Planet's Warmer (Op-Ed)
climate change, global warming, average temperatures, above average temperatures
February 26th, 2015
If you’re younger than 30, you’ve never experienced a month in which the average surface temperature of the Earth was below average.
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Why It's So Freakin' Cold: Here's the Science
Weather map 2015
February 19th, 2015
As if the outdoors weren't harsh enough with Boston buried under ungodly amounts of snow and the rest of the Northeast unable to shake the bitter cold, more winter weather is on the way. So what's behind this extreme chill?
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Climate of Opportunity: New School Divests From Fossil Fuels (Op-Ed)
monetary policy, savings, debt
February 12th, 2015
More schools are divesting from fossil fuels, a trend that appears to be accelerating.
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Did Ocean's Big Burps End Last Ice Age?
glacier
February 11th, 2015
A massive outpouring of carbon dioxide from the deep ocean helped end the last ice age, scientists report today.
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Greenhouse Effect Is Witnessed…and Getting Worse
research site
February 25th, 2015
The climate-changing greenhouse effect exists and has been directly measured in the United States.
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Cities Birth More Thunderstorms Than Rural Areas
Atlanta lightning
February 19th, 2015
Hot and humid cities can birth more summer thunderstorms than rural areas in the Southeast.
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Worst Megadroughts in 1,000 Years Threaten US
Dust storm near Winslow, Arizona.
February 12th, 2015
Before this century ends, the Southwest and Central Plains states could shrivel under decades-long megadroughts worse than those that ended the Ancestral Pueblo civilization millennia ago.
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