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Every year, severe weather endangers millions of people and causes billions of dollars in damage worldwide. But new research has found a way to...

Mystery of unexplained ‘bright nights’ solved

Dating back to the first century, scientists, philosophers and reporters have noted the occasional occurrence of 'bright nights,' when an unexplained glow in the...

Role aerosols play in climate change unlocked by spectacular Icelandic volcanic eruption

A spectacular six-month Icelandic lava field eruption could provide the crucial key for scientists to unlock the role aerosols play in climate change, through...

Fish mercury levels after burns: Burn without concern

Forest services can continue to use controlled burns without worrying about fish health in associated watersheds, new research suggests.

Flooding risk: America’s most vulnerable communities

Floods are the natural disaster that kill the most people. They are also the most common natural disaster. As the threat of flooding increases...

Warming temperatures threaten sea turtles

Warmer temperatures associated with climate change may lead to higher numbers of female sea turtles and increased nest failure, suggests a new report.

Climate change label leads to climate science acceptance

Labels matter when it comes to acceptance of climate science, suggests new research. For example, explain authors of a new report, the US public...

Accelerating rate of temperature rise in the Pyrenees

The Iberian Peninsula is undergoing climate change, with temperatures on the rise, and mountain ranges are not exempt from this trend. A team of...

New catalyst paves way for carbon neutral fuel

Scientists have paved the way for carbon neutral fuel with the development of a new efficient catalyst that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) from the...

Hot summer frequents Europe-west Asia and northeast Asia after the mid-1990s

A recent research identifies a nonuniform warming pattern in summer after the mid-1990s over the Eurasian continent, with a predominant amplified warming over Europe-West...

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