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2012-07-03 10:17:57

Though worries about "nuclear winter" have faded since the end of the Cold War, existing stockpiles of nuclear weapons still hold the potential for devastating global impacts. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin—Madison and Rutgers University have found that the climate effects of a hypothetical nuclear war between India and Pakistan would greatly reduce yields of staple crops, even in distant countries. The work, by Mutlu Ozdogan and Chris Kucharik of the Center for...

2009-10-09 11:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the future there will be more nuclear technology spread across more nations than ever before. Will the growth of nuclear power lead to increased risks of nuclear weapons proliferation and nuclear terrorism? Will the nonproliferation regime be adequate to ensure safety and security in a world more widely and heavily invested in nuclear power? Policy experts, economists, scientists, and nuclear industry leaders from various...

2009-09-01 14:28:07

U.S.-led scientists say the solar cycle, Earth's stratosphere and oceans work in sync to produce global weather patterns. The researchers, headed by the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research, said their findings will help in predicting the intensity of certain climate phenomena, such as the Indian monsoon and tropical Pacific rainfall, years in advance. An international team led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., used more than a century of weather...

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2008-04-08 15:15:00

A new analysis by researchers at University of Colorado has found that a regional nuclear war would wreak havoc across the globe for at least a decade.In addition to devastating the countries directly involved, massive fires resulting from even a limited conflict would produce enough soot in the atmosphere to create an ozone hole over heavily populated areas.The ozone hole over the Antarctic has worried scientists for years, allowing damaging ultraviolet radiation from the sun to reach the...

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2006-12-12 00:15:00

By ALICIA CHANG SAN FRANCISCO - Some of the scientists who first advanced the controversial "nuclear winter" theory more than two decades ago have come up with another bleak forecast: Even a regional nuclear war would devastate the environment. Using modern climate and population models, researchers estimated that a small-scale nuclear conflict between two warring nations would cause 3 million to 17 million immediate casualties and lead to a marked cooldown of the planet that could lead to...


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