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Aug 14, 2018

California water managers vary in use of climate science
Lack of climate change adaptation among water utilities can put water supplies and the people dependent on them at risk, especially in marginalized communities, a new article suggests.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 13, 2018

Historic space weather could clarify what's next
Scientists have discovered an underlying repeatable pattern in how space weather activity changes with the solar cycle - having analysed solar activity for the last half century.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 07, 2018

New technique for modeling turbulence in the atmosphere
Researchers have designed a computer model that more effectively calculates the behavior of atmospheric turbulence in complex environments, including cities, forests, deserts and mountainous regions.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 07, 2018

Oregon has its share of fire storms
Oregon, one state above California, is also having its share of fire storms and weather concerns. Five large fires/complexes are alight in the southwest corner of the state and all started on the same day with a region-wide lightning storm.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 06, 2018

Rain-on-snow flood risk to increase in many mountain regions of the western U.S., Canada
Flooding caused by rain falling on snowpack could more than double by the end of this century in some areas of the western United States and Canada due to climate change.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 06, 2018

Possible connection between U.S. tornado activity, Arctic sea ice
The effects of global climate change taking place in the Arctic may influence weather much closer to home for millions of Americans, researchers report.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 02, 2018

Radar better than weather balloon for measuring boundary layer
Improving forecasting for a host of severe weather events may be possible thanks to a more comprehensive method for measuring the Earth's boundary layer depth.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 02, 2018

Death toll from Hurricane Maria estimated to be larger than previously thought
The number of people who died as a result of Hurricane Maria -- which hit Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017 -- may be as high as 1,139, surpassing the official death count of 64, according to researchers.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 02, 2018

Heatwave and climate change having negative impact on our soil say experts
The recent heatwave and drought could be having a deeper, more negative effect on soil than we first realized say scientists. That's because organisms in soil are highly diverse and are responsible not only for producing the soil we need to grow crops, but also provide humans with many other benefits, such as cleaning water and regulating greenhouse gas emissions.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 01, 2018

Climate change-driven droughts are getting hotter, study finds
In a new study, researchers report that temperatures during droughts have been rising faster than in average climates in recent decades, and they point to concurrent changes in atmospheric water vapor as a driver of the surge.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 01, 2018

Arctic cyclone limits the time-scale of precise sea-ice prediction in Northern Sea Route?
Climate change has accelerated sea-ice retreat in the Arctic Ocean, leading to new opportunities for summer commercial maritime navigation along the Northern Sea Route. International researchers have demonstrated a new system for forecasting sea-ice thickness in early summer in the East Siberian Sea. The system was accurate up to 3 days ahead, representing high potential for use in operational maritime navigation of the Northern Sea Route.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 31, 2018

What is causing more extreme precipitation in northeastern U.S.?
From Maine to West Virginia, the Northeast has seen a larger increase in extreme precipitation than anywhere else in the US. Prior research found that these heavy rain and snow events, defined as a day with about two inches of precipitation or more, have been 53 percent higher in the Northeast since 1996. A new study finds that hurricanes and tropical storms are the primary cause of this increase, followed by thunderstorms along fronts and extratropical cyclones like Nor'easters.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 30, 2018

Solar flares disrupted radio communications during September 2017 Atlantic hurricanes
An unlucky coincidence of space and Earth weather in early September 2017 caused radio blackouts for hours during critical hurricane emergency response efforts, according to a new study. The new research, which details how the events on the Sun and Earth unfolded side-by-side, could aid in the development of space weather forecasting and response, according to the study's authors.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 30, 2018

Australia facing extremely intense rain storms
Large increase in sudden downpours in the last 50 years, with the amount of water falling in hourly rain storms (for example thunderstorms) increasing at a rate 2 to 3 times higher than expected.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 26, 2018

Europe may thrive on renewable energy despite unpredictable weather
Researchers have shown how long-term weather patterns affect wind and solar renewable energy technologies across Europe. The work suggests that despite the unpredictable nature of wind and solar energy, the European power system can comfortably generate at least 35 percent of its electricity using these renewables alone without major impacts on prices or system stability.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 26, 2018

Leggy lizards and hurricane survival
Biologists have published a first-of-its-kind look at the physical characteristics of lizards that seem to make the difference between life and death in a hurricane.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 26, 2018

Leggy lizards don't survive the storm
Biologists have published a first-of-its-kind look at the physical characteristics of lizards that seem to make the difference between life and death in a hurricane.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 26, 2018

New clues to origins of mysterious atmospheric waves in Antarctica
Scientists find a link between gravity waves in the upper and lower Antarctic atmosphere, helping create a clearer picture of global air circulation.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 23, 2018

Cold wave reveals potential benefits of urban heat islands
Researchers have found that the urban heat island effect -- cities are hotter in the summer than their surrounding areas -- also helps keep cities warmer during extreme cold. The findings have implications for urban planners in areas such as New York City or Chicago, which experience marked seasonal temperature swings.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 23, 2018

Warming temperatures could increase suicide rates across the US and Mexico
By comparing historical temperature and suicide data, researchers found a strong correlation between warm weather and increased suicides. They estimate climate change could lead to suicide rate increases across the US and Mexico.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 20, 2018

Wave energy converters are not geared towards the increase in energy over the last century
Wave energy converters are designed to generate the maximum energy possible in their location and take a typical year in the location as a reference. Researchers have been exploring how ocean energy in Ireland has evolved during the last century. The results reveal an increase of up to 40%, which directly affects the output of the converters.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 19, 2018

In a warming climate, Arctic geese are rushing north
As Arctic temperatures continue to rise, migratory barnacle geese have responded by speeding up their 3,000-kilometer migration in order to reach their destination more quickly with fewer stops along the way, according to new evidence. Unfortunately, the birds' earlier arrival isn't making as much of a difference as one might expect.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 19, 2018

Scientists use satellites to measure vital underground water resources
With the hope of providing water resource managers with better tools to help keep aquifers healthy, a team of scientists are using the latest space technology to look underneath Earth's surface to measure this precious natural resource.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 19, 2018

Sudden cold weather may increase stroke mortality
Study conducted in Southern Hemisphere's subtropical zone detects correlation between drop in temperature and rise in deaths from stroke, especially among women and older people.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 18, 2018

More category 5 hurricanes forecasted by scientists
Researchers have learned from studying 2012's Hurricane Sandy, that we are more likely to see larger, more powerful hurricanes in the future.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 17, 2018

Scientists recover possible fragments of meteorite that landed in marine sanctuary
The largest recorded meteorite to strike the United States in 21 years fell into NOAA's Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and researchers have recovered what are believed to be pieces of the dense, interstellar rock after conducting the first intentional hunt for a meteorite at sea.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 17, 2018

How does the sun's rotational cycle influence lightning activity on earth?
A collaborative research team has taken the first steps to understanding how the sun's rotational cycle influences lightning activity. They found answers in an unusual source -- diaries dating back to the 1700s.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 12, 2018

Growth rates of loblolly pine trees
Researchers used ecological forecasting to predict how changes in temperature, water, and concentrations of carbon in the atmosphere in the Southeastern United States may affect the future growth rates of trees.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 10, 2018

Pulse of the polar vortex revealed: A key to mapping future storms
If you can predict the path of the jet stream, the upper atmosphere's undulating river of wind, then you can predict weather -- not just for a week or two, but for an entire season. A new study moves toward that level of foresight by revealing a physical link between the speed and location of the jet stream and the strength of the polar vortex, a swirl of air that usually hovers over the Arctic.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 09, 2018

Grasslands more reliable carbon sink than trees
A study has found that increased drought and wildfire risk make grasslands and rangelands a more reliable carbon sink than trees in 21st century California. As such, the study indicates they should be given opportunities in the state's cap-and-and trade market, which is designed to reduce California's greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 05, 2018

A bird's eye view of the Arctic
Drones and other unmanned technologies can cost-effectively collect weather data in harsh or remote environments and contribute to better weather and climate models, according to a new study.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 03, 2018

In a warming world, could air conditioning make things worse?
As climate change continues to push summer temperatures ever higher, the increased use of air conditioning in buildings could add to the problems of a warming world by further degrading air quality and compounding the toll of air pollution on human health, according to a new study.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 02, 2018

Plants in Africa 'green up' ahead of rainy season
A study has shown the greening up of vegetation prior to the rainy season in Africa is more widespread than previously understood.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 02, 2018

Below-average hurricane activity forecast for 2018
The UA hurricane forecasting model, which has proved to be extremely accurate over the years, is calling for fewer hurricanes in the Atlantic this year on the heels of a devastating 2017.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 02, 2018

Artificial intelligence accurately predicts distribution of radioactive fallout
Researchers have created a machine-learning-based tool that can predict where radioactive emissions from nuclear power plants will disperse. After training using extensive data on previous weather patterns, the tool consistently achieved over 85 percent predictive accuracy, and up to 95 percent in winter when large and predictable weather systems dominate. This tool can aid immediate evacuation in the aftermath of disasters like those at Fukushima and Chernobyl.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 28, 2018

Mars dust storm may lead to new weather discoveries
Mars is experiencing an estimated 15.8-million-square-mile dust storm, roughly the size of North and South America. This storm may not be good news for the NASA solar-powered Opportunity rover, but one professor sees this as a chance to learn more about Martian weather.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 25, 2018

New study explains Antarctica's coldest temperatures
Tiny valleys near the top of Antarctica's ice sheet reach temperatures of nearly -100 degrees Celsius, according to a new study. The finding could change scientists' understanding of just how low temperatures can get at Earth's surface, and how it happens, according to the researchers.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 20, 2018

The sounds of climate change
Researchers describe a way to quickly sift through thousands of hours of field recordings to estimate when songbirds arrive at their Arctic breeding grounds. Their research could be applied to any dataset of animal vocalizations to understand how migratory animals are responding to climate change.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 20, 2018

Whether wheat weathers heat waves
Unlike humans, crops in a field can't move to air conditioning to endure a heat wave. Scientists in Australia are working to understand how heat waves impact wheat.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 15, 2018

New method makes weather forecasts right as rain
Meteorologists have known for some time that rainfall forecasts have flaws, as failure to take into account factors such as evaporation can affect their accuracy. Now, researchers have developed a system that improves the precision of forecasts by accounting for evaporation in rainfall estimates, particularly for locations 30 miles or more from the nearest National Weather Service radar.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 13, 2018

To forecast winter rainfall in the Southwest, look to New Zealand in the summer
Scientists have discovered an atmospheric teleconnection that allows them to accurately predict winter precipitation in the southwestern United States by measuring summer sea surface temperatures near New Zealand.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 12, 2018

Researchers investigate the correlation between wind and wave height in the Arctic Ocean
An international research team has found an increase in high waves and winds in the ice-free waters of the Arctic Ocean, a potentially dangerous navigational tipping point for the 'new and unusual' state of the waters.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 11, 2018

Warmer climate will dramatically increase the volatility of global corn crops
Warmer temperatures by the end of this century will dramatically increase the volatility in global supplies of corn, the most widely grown crop in the world.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 08, 2018

Hurricanes are slowing down, and that's bad news
Some hurricanes are moving more slowly, spending increased time over land and leading to catastrophic local rainfall and flooding, according to a new study.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 05, 2018

Injuries and loss of life boost religious faith after disasters
Weather-related disasters can make people more religious but it depends on the toll they inflict, suggests new research. If a disaster injures a significant number of people, it can strengthen religiosity among those who are already religious. But if a disaster inflicts mostly economic damage, the opposite effect applies.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 04, 2018

Storm's coming: New technique for simulation of extreme weather events
Scientists have developed a new method for generating data for ensemble simulation of extreme weather phenomena. He tested the method in simulation of a typhoon and a global warming simulation, and successfully created the necessary range of data in each case. The method has high computational stability and can be applied to any type of extreme weather event or other types of problems such as land cover change.

Science Daily Weather
May 31, 2018

Cool weather can amplify attacks of tree-killing bark beetle
New research looks at how the destructive southern pine beetle reacts to cooler weather in its climate-induced, new northern ranges.

Science Daily Weather
May 31, 2018

Climate change increasing risks of lightning-ignited fires
Fires ignited by lightning have and will likely continue to increase across the Mediterranean and temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere under a warmer climate, according to a new study co-led by a Portland State University researcher.

Science Daily Weather
May 30, 2018

Huddling for survival: monkeys with more social partners can winter better
Wild monkeys which have more social partners form larger huddles in adverse weather and have a better chance of surviving winter, new research has found. The study is the first to show that such social bonding may be connected to higher 'fitness' -- the term used by scientists to measure of how well animals can cope with their local ecological conditions, usually measured by reproductive success and survival.

Science Daily Weather
May 30, 2018

Increasing heat is driving off clouds that dampen California wildfires
Sunny California may be getting too sunny. Increasing summer temperatures brought on by a combination of intensifying urbanization and warming climate are driving off once common low-lying morning clouds in many southern coastal areas of the state, leading to increased risk of wildfires, says a new study.

Science Daily Weather
May 29, 2018

The case of the relativistic particles solved with NASA missions
Encircling Earth are two enormous rings -- called the Van Allen radiation belts -- of highly energized ions and electrons. Various processes can accelerate these particles to relativistic speeds, which endanger spacecraft unlucky enough to enter these giant bands of damaging radiation. Scientists had previously identified certain factors that might cause particles in the belts to become highly energized, but they had not known which cause dominates.

Science Daily Weather
May 28, 2018

China floods to hit US economy: Climate effects through trade chains
Fluvial floods will increase due to human-made climate change, in particular in China. This might raise direct and indirect economic losses along the global supply and trade chains. The US is susceptible to indirect climate-related economic losses due to its negative trade balance with China. Trump's tariffs might further reduce the resilience of the US economy.

Science Daily Weather
May 24, 2018

New theory finds 'traffic jams' in jet stream cause abnormal weather patterns
A study offers an explanation for a mysterious and sometimes deadly weather pattern in which the jet stream, the global air currents that circle the Earth, stalls out over a region. Much like highways, the jet stream has a capacity, researchers said, and when it's exceeded, blockages form that are remarkably similar to traffic jams -- and climate forecasters can use the same math to model them both.

Science Daily Weather
May 24, 2018

Some desert creatures may be able to cope with climate change better than expected
Ecologists have no doubt that climate change will affect the earth's animals and plants. But how exactly? This is often hard to predict. There are already indications that some species are shifting their distribution range. But it is much less clear how individual animals and populations are responding to the changes. Scientists have been studying nocturnal desert geckos to see how they are adapting to climatic changes.

Science Daily Weather
May 24, 2018

Giant clams tell the story of past typhoons
A highly precise method to determine past typhoon occurrences from giant clam shells has been developed, with the hope of using this method to predict future cyclone activity.

Science Daily Weather
May 23, 2018

Floridians could far far more frequent, intense Heatwaves
By the late 21st century, if atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations reach worst-case projections, Floridians could experience summer heatwaves three times more frequently, and each heatwave could last six times longer and be much hotter than at present, according to new research.

Science Daily Weather
May 21, 2018

Hurricanes: Stronger, slower, wetter in the future?
Scientists have developed a detailed analysis of how 22 recent hurricanes would be different if they formed under the conditions predicted for the late 21st century.

Science Daily Weather
May 17, 2018

Monitoring of tropical trees in face of climate change
Experts have challenged the principle that tropical ecosystems are aseasonal -- after discovering regular cycles in fruiting, flowering and leafing in such climates.

Science Daily Weather
May 17, 2018

Critically endangered South American forests were planted by ancient peoples
Critically endangered South American forests thought to be the result of climate change were actually spread by ancient communities, archaeologists have found.

Science Daily Weather
May 16, 2018

European wind energy generation potential in a 1.5 degree C warmer world
The UK and large parts of northern Europe could become windier if global temperatures reach 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial levels, according to a new study.

Science Daily Weather
May 16, 2018

Small birds almost overheat while feeding their young
For decades, researchers have thought that access to food determined the brood size of birds. Now, biologists have discovered a completely new explanation: the body temperature of small birds can increase by more than 4°C to exceed 45°C when they are feeding their young. Larger broods would require more work, resulting in even higher body temperatures -- something the birds would probably not survive.

Science Daily Weather
May 15, 2018

Traditional knowledge sheds light on changing East Greenland climate and polar bear hunt
Inuit polar bear hunters in East Greenland report changes to their subsistence hunting patterns as well as polar bear distribution and behavior due to decreasing sea ice and the introduction of hunting quotas in 2006. The study is the first in nearly 20 years to document traditional knowledge in East Greenland -- providing a valuable baseline for monitoring future changes and the polar bear population.

Science Daily Weather
May 15, 2018

Tiny satellite's first global map of ice clouds
Looking at Earth from the International Space Station, astronauts see big, white clouds spreading across the planet. They cannot distinguish a gray rain cloud from a puffy white cloud. While satellites can see through many clouds and estimate the liquid precipitation they hold, they can't see the smaller ice particles that create enormous rain clouds.

Science Daily Weather
May 15, 2018

New approach to global-warming projections could make regional estimates more precise
A new method for projecting how the temperature will respond to human impacts supports the outlook for substantial global warming throughout this century - but also indicates that, in many regions, warming patterns are likely to vary significantly from those estimated by widely used computer models.

Science Daily Weather
May 15, 2018

Impact of weather and well-timed cultural management techniques on organic weed control
Weed management can be a tough challenge in organic cropping systems since growers don't have herbicides in their weed control arsenal. New research, though, shows that weather conditions and well-timed cultural management techniques can help fill the void by making crops more competitive.

Science Daily Weather
May 15, 2018

Prized data, free and open to all
The first official account of the electronic Rothamsted Archive and what it offers, highlights how this unique historical repository of agricultural and meteorological data, which date back to 1843, is the result of some remarkable forward thinking.

Science Daily Weather
May 15, 2018

Insurance industry dangerously unprepared for extreme weather, study finds
As historic flooding caused by climate change devastates communities in New Brunswick and British Columbia, new research reveals the insurance industry hasn't considered a changing climate in their practices, putting homeowners at financial risk.

Science Daily Weather
May 10, 2018

Record-breaking ocean heat fueled Hurricane Harvey
Record-hot Gulf of Mexico waters supercharged Hurricane Harvey, fueling it with vast stores of water and setting the stage for devastating flooding after it stalled near Houston.

Science Daily Weather
May 08, 2018

Bird migration strategies revealed
Using weather surveillance radar and citizen-science data, researchers are learning how migratory birds return to their breeding grounds in North America each spring with near-pinpoint accuracy.

Science Daily Weather
May 03, 2018

The headache of adapting to the cold, literally
A common genetic variant implicated in migraine headaches may have proliferated because it helped early humans adapt to cold weather in northern climates.

Science Daily Weather
May 03, 2018

Temperature swings to hit poor countries hardest
Temperature fluctuations that are amplified by climate change will hit the world's poorest countries hardest, new research suggests.

Science Daily Weather
May 02, 2018

'Hairdryer wind' melts snow in Antarctica in winter as well
Even though the sun does not shine in Antarctica in winter, in some places snow on the glaciers can melt. The cause: warm wind. Utrecht glacier researchers discovered that fact by combining the results of weather stations and satellite images.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 25, 2018

Weather associated with sentiments expressed on social media
Sentiments expressed on Facebook and Twitter may be associated with certain weather patterns.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 24, 2018

Collapse of the Atlantic Ocean heat transport might lead to hot European summers
Severe winters combined with heat waves and droughts during summer in Europe. Those were the consequences as the Atlantic Ocean heat transport nearly collapsed 12,000 years ago. The same situation might occur today.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 24, 2018

Winter wave heights and extreme storms on the rise in Western Europe
Study reveals average winter wave heights along the Atlantic coast of Western Europe have been rising for almost seven decades.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 16, 2018

General aviation pilots struggle to interpret weather forecast and observation displays
When tested on their knowledge of 23 types of weather information, from icing forecasts and turbulence reports to radar, 204 general aviation (GA) pilots were stumped by about 42 percent of the questions. The findings are worrisome.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 16, 2018

How does one prepare for adverse weather events? Depends on your past experiences
With much of the central plains and Midwest now entering peak tornado season, the impact of these potentially devastating weather events will be shaped in large part by how individuals think about and prepare for them. A new study shows that people's past experiences with tornadoes inform how they approach this type of extreme weather in the future, including their perception of the risk.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 11, 2018

Atlantic Ocean Circulation at weakest point in 1,600 years
New research provides evidence that a key cog in the global ocean circulation system hasn't been running at peak strength since the mid-1800s and is currently at its weakest point in the past 1,600 years. If the system continues to weaken, it could disrupt weather patterns from the United States and Europe to the African Sahel, and cause more rapid increase in sea level on the US East Coast.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 11, 2018

Atlantic Ocean circulation at weakest point in more than 1,500 years
New research provides evidence that a key cog in the global ocean circulation system hasn't been running at peak strength since the mid-1800s and is currently at its weakest point in the past 1,600 years. If the system continues to weaken, it could disrupt weather patterns from the United States and Europe to the African Sahel, and cause more rapid increase in sea level on the US East Coast.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 10, 2018

Hotter, longer, more frequent -- marine heatwaves on the rise
We know heatwaves over land have been increasing, but now new research reveals globally marine heatwaves have also been increasing in length, number and intensity over the past century. More intriguing still, this trend has accelerated markedly since 1982.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 10, 2018

Silent marine robots record sounds underwater
Silent marine robots that record sounds underwater are allowing researchers to listen to the oceans as never before. While pilot whales make whistles, buzzes and clicks, pods of hunting dolphins create high-pitched echolocation clicks and larger species such as sperm whales make louder, slower clicks. As well as eavesdropping on marine life, the recordings can be used to measure sea-surface wind speed and monitor storms. The research will be presented at the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union, Vienna.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 02, 2018

Estuaries may experience accelerated impacts of human-caused CO2
Rising anthropogenic, or human-caused, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may have up to twice the impact on coastal estuaries as it does in the oceans because the human-caused CO2 lowers the ecosystem's ability to absorb natural fluctuations of the greenhouse gas, a new study suggests.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 02, 2018

Climate change could raise food insecurity risk
Weather extremes caused by climate change could raise the risk of food shortages in many countries, new research suggests.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 28, 2018

West Greenland Ice Sheet melting at the fastest rate in centuries
New study from the West Greenland Ice Sheet shows that weather patterns and summer warming combine to drive ice loss that is at the highest levels in at least 450 years.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 28, 2018

Weather phenomena such as El Niño affect up to two-thirds of the world's harvests
Large-scale weather cycles, such as the one related to the El Niño phenomenon, affect two-thirds of the world's cropland. In these so called climate oscillations, air pressure, sea level temperature or other similar factors fluctuate regularly in areas far apart in a way that causes rain and temperature patterns to shift significantly.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 26, 2018

Are fire ants worse this spring because of Hurricane Harvey?
Ecologists are checking to see if Hurricane Harvey's unprecedented floods gave a competitive boost to fire ants and crazy ants, two of southeast Texas' least favorite uninvited guests.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 26, 2018

Alberta's boreal forest could be dramatically altered by 2100 due to climate change
Half of Alberta's upland boreal forest is likely to disappear over the next century due to climate change, a new study shows. The upland forest will be replaced after wildfire by open woodland or grassland, according to research from biologists.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 23, 2018

Arctic wintertime sea ice extent is among lowest on record
Sea ice in the Arctic grew to its annual maximum extent last week, and joined 2015, 2016 and 2017 as the four lowest maximum extents on record, according to scientists.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 21, 2018

New data confirm increased frequency of extreme weather events
New data show that extreme weather events have become more frequent over the past 36 years, with a significant uptick in floods and other hydrological events compared even with five years ago, according to a new publication.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 21, 2018

New interactive map shows climate change everywhere in world
A geography professor has created a new interactive map that allows students or researchers to compare the climates of places anywhere in the world. The map draws on five decades of public meteorological data recorded from 50,000 international weather stations around the Earth. And it uses prediction models to display which parts of the globe will experience the most or least climate change in the next 50 years.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 21, 2018

Pacific influences European weather
Sea surface temperature in the distant tropical Pacific can influence November weather in Europe.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 21, 2018

The Arctic sea-ice loss and winter temperatures in Eurasia
A long debate of the role of the sea ice and the winter temperatures in Eurasia has got a new contribution. Probably no connection, a new study says.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 20, 2018

Study of climate change could lead to understanding future of infectious disease
Over the past 34 years, rainfall in Uganda has decreased by about 12 percent even though many of the global climate models predict an increase in rainfall for the area, according to an international team of researchers. Rainfall levels in Uganda impact agriculture, food security, wildlife habitats and regional economics as well as the prevalence of certain diseases.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 20, 2018

Wind, sea ice patterns point to climate change in western Arctic
A major shift in western Arctic wind patterns occurred throughout the winter of 2017 and the resulting changes in sea ice movement are possible indicators of a changing climate, says a researcher.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 19, 2018

Human influence on climate change will fuel more extreme heat waves in US
Human-caused climate change will drive more extreme summer heat waves in the western US, including in California and the Southwest as early as 2020, new research shows.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 16, 2018

Tree care workers need better training to handle dangers on the job
A new study calls attention to post-storm hazards posed to tree care workers and provides safety recommendations.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 14, 2018

Exceptionally large amount of winter snow in Northern Hemisphere this year
The new Arctic Now product shows with one picture the extent of the area in the Northern Hemisphere currently covered by ice and snow. This kind of information, which shows the accurate state of the Arctic, becomes increasingly important due to climate change.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 14, 2018

Chain reaction of fast-draining lakes poses new risk for Greenland ice sheet
A growing network of lakes on the Greenland ice sheet has been found to drain in a chain reaction that speeds up the flow of the ice sheet, threatening its stability.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 13, 2018

Warm Arctic means colder, snowier winters in northeastern US, study says
Scientists have linked the frequency of extreme winter weather in the United States to Arctic temperatures.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 12, 2018

First-annual sea-level report cards
Researchers are launching new web-based 'report cards' to monitor and forecast changes in sea level at 32 localities along the US coastline from Maine to Alaska. They plan to update the report cards in January of each year, with projections out to the year 2050.

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