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2010-01-08 11:50:27

Contrary to conventional belief, as the climate warms and growing seasons lengthen subalpine forests are likely to soak up less carbon dioxide.

2009-12-10 14:09:12

It's no secret that the emissions leaving a car tailpipe or factory smokestack affect climate and air quality.

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2009-12-05 07:00:00

NASA will take its Earth science research and educational programs before a world-wide audience Dec 7-18 during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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2009-11-03 14:27:36

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.

2009-09-14 11:28:00

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA invites the public to travel to Jupiter from the comfort of one of 38 Science On a Sphere theaters around the globe.

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2009-07-09 13:07:15

On Thursday government scientists said that periodic warming of water in the tropic Pacific Ocean, also known as El Nino, has returned, which will affect weather around the globe.

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2009-06-20 15:33:28

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.

2009-06-02 11:01:00

Symposium to Focus on Ocean's Role in America's Financial Future WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NOAA Administrator, Dr.

2009-03-18 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has created a unique "spherical" movie about Earth's changing ice and snow cover as captured by NASA spacecraft.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.