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A certain species of larva uses methane to propel itself, and it is even possible that this mechanism is accelerating the release of gases...

Louisiana wetlands struggling with sea-level rise 4 times the global average

Without major efforts to rebuild Louisiana's wetlands, particularly in the westernmost part of the state, there is little chance that the coast will be...

Hydrogen on demand

Using solar energy, researchers have developed a new method for safely and efficiently producing hydrogen in a centralized manner, miles away from the solar...

Geologists develop app to print 3-D terrain models of any place on Earth

A new web application that makes it quick and easy for people to use 3-D printers to make terrain models of any place on...

A scientist and a supercomputer re-create a tornado

With tornado season fast approaching or already underway in vulnerable states throughout the US, new supercomputer simulations are giving meteorologists unprecedented insight into the...

Looking for ‘fingerprints’ at the intersection of weather and climate

Scientists have found the seasonal 'fingerprints' of Arctic sea ice, El Nino, and other climate phenomena in a new study that probes the global...

Rapid decline of Arctic sea ice a combination of climate change and natural variability

The dramatic decline of Arctic sea ice in recent decades is caused by a mixture of global warming and a natural, decades-long atmospheric hot...

After Deepwater Horizon spill: Which animals weathered the disaster

A new study from a Coastal Waters Consortium team of researchers has found which birds, fish, insects and other animals affected by the Deepwater...

A perfect storm of fire and ice may have led to snowball Earth

What caused the largest glaciation event in Earth's history, known as 'snowball Earth'? Geologists and climate scientists have been searching for the answer for...

Democrats and Republicans draw different conclusions when seasons are too hot or too cold

When the weather is unseasonably hot or cold, Americans across the political spectrum have even stronger views about whether climate change caused by human...

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