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Contrary to conventional belief, as the climate warms and growing seasons lengthen subalpine forests are likely to soak up less carbon dioxide.
It's no secret that the emissions leaving a car tailpipe or factory smokestack affect climate and air quality.
Nine research challenges and four research initiatives that are poised to advance the study of how Earth's landscapes change were unveiled today in a new report by the National Research Council.
Researchers say regional surface temperatures can be affected by land use, suggesting that local and regional strategies, such as creating green spaces and buffer zones in and around urban areas, could be a tool in addressing climate change.
Despite a slight recovery in summer Arctic sea ice in 2009 from record-setting low years in 2007 and 2008, the sea ice extent remains significantly below previous years and remains on a trend leading toward ice-free Arctic summers.
CU-Boulder's Snow and Ice Data Center analysis shows negative summertime ice trend continues.
As the West warms, a drier Colorado River system could see as much as a one-in-two chance of fully depleting all of its reservoir storage by mid-century assuming current management practices continue on course, according to a new University of Colorado at Boulder study.
Researchers trace a problem with a key climate model to its hyrdrology scheme and find a simpler scheme keeps simulations in line with real-world observations.
Climate scientists are continuing to uncover new revelations about the impact of man-made global warming on the Earthâ€™s future, but many face frustration when it comes to informing the worldâ€™s population of the urgency of such findings.
A proposed method of injecting sulfate particles into the stratosphere in order to fight the effects of global warming, would have a drastic impact on Earth's protective ozone layer, researchers said in a new study.
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