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A team of scientists from Reno, Nevada’s Desert Research Institute (DRI) led by Michael Sigl and Joe McConnell have reconstructed historic volcanic sulfate emissions from the Southern Hemisphere.
The Arctic is the most rapidly warming region of the globe, but warming has not been uniform and the drivers behind this warming not fully understood even during the 20th century.
A pioneering new study has revealed for the first time a viable community of bacteria that survives and ekes out a living in a dark, salty and subfreezing environment. This community is beneath over 65 feet of ice in one of Antarctica's most isolated lakes; Lake Vida.
The atmosphere over the Dead Sea, researchers have found, is laden with oxidized mercury.
A state water authority manager suggests providing public funds for seeding clouds in Northern Nevada for drinking water in Las Vegas. Southern Nevada Water Authority General Manager Pat Mulroy suggested his agency provide funds to keep a Desert Research Institute cloud seeding program operating, The Las Vegas Sun reported Monday. Water authority staff members must determine whether it would be in southern Nevada's best interest to fund part of the cloud-seeding program, so the DRI could...
The burning of coal in North America and western Europe has been a prime contributor to heavy metal pollution in the Arctic, according to a new study.
From his offices in Fresno, Steve Johnson explained how cloud seeders spent one of the driest Januaries on record: "We'd look at the forecast maps and pray," he said.
By England, Glenn C; Watson, John G; Chow, Judith C; Zielinska, Barbara; Et al ABSTRACT With the recent focus on fine particle matter (PM^sub 2.5^), new, self-consistent data are needed to characterize emissions from combustion sources.