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Diminishing Arctic Sea Ice Linked To Colder, Snowier Winters
2012-02-28 05:51:56

Melting Arctic sea ice will mean colder winters with more snow in the Northern Hemisphere, according to a new study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The research provides further evidence of a relationship between melting ice in the Arctic regions and extensive cold outbreaks across northern continents. The study could also help improve seasonal forecasting of snow and temperature anomalies throughout Europe, North America and China, the...

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2009-09-08 09:05:00

Tornadoes that occur from hurricanes moving inland from the Gulf Coast are increasing in frequency, according to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This increase seems to reflect the increase in size and frequency among large hurricanes that make landfall from the Gulf of Mexico. The findings can be found in Geophysical Research Letters online and in print in the September 3, 2009 issue. "As the size of landfalling hurricanes from the Gulf of Mexico increases, we're seeing...

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2005-09-16 10:41:16

Fiercer storms may be due to greenhouses gases, but more data needed, scientists say An increase in the ferocity of hurricanes around the globe over the last 35 years may be attributable to global warming, a new report states. The study, which appears in the Sept. 16 issue of the journal Science, is perhaps one of the strongest scientific statements yet on a connection between hurricane activity and global warming. "I'm heading towards being a little less cautious," study lead author Peter J....


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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