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NASA Celebrates Water's Journey Around The Globe In New Spherical Film
2013-08-14 06:42:27

The water of our planet is on a constant journey. It escapes from the ocean and surfs on clouds until taking that fateful fall back to the Earth’s surface.

2013-06-06 23:02:25

A University of Colorado Boulder professor is leading a major NASA airborne science campaign this summer that will probe weather patterns and air pollution over a vast expanse of North America

Global Warming Slowed By Volcanic Sulfur Dioxide
2013-03-02 06:44:51

Global warming was slowed between 2000 and 2010 because of sulfur dioxide spewed forth by volcanoes, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration claim in a new study.

Polar Regions Will See More Snow Over Next Century, Less Everywhere Else
2013-02-23 07:19:05

A newly-developed National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) climate model predicts that increasing carbon dioxide levels will lead to less snowfall in most areas of the world – including the United States – over the next 100 years.

2013-02-18 10:12:56

Hurricane Sandy was a fearsome reminder that coastal communities are highly vulnerable to extreme weather events and environmental variability, and that vulnerability is only expected to increase with climate change.

Summers Are Getting Warmer
2012-11-13 20:13:21

According to a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, summer climates in regions across the globe are mostly warming.

2012-05-07 20:18:50

One popular climate record that shows a slower atmospheric warming trend than other studies contains a data calibration problem, and when the problem is corrected the results fall in line with other records and climate models.

2012-03-05 10:58:28

The exhaust fumes from gasoline vehicles contribute more to the production of a specific type of air pollution-secondary organic aerosols (SOA)-than those from diesel vehicles.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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