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Climate change: Bigger hurricanes are now more damaging

The most damaging tropical cyclones are three times more frequent now than they were 100 years ago.

Mon 11 Nov 19 from BBC News

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How the Nile River Has Stayed In One Place for 30 Million Years

The Nile River seen at sunrise. (Credit: Kirsty Bisset/Shutterstock) Thousands of years ago, ancient Egyptians built their agricultural systems around the dependable movement of the Nile. ...

Mon 11 Nov 19 from Discover Magazine

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Bacteria may contribute more to climate change as planet heats up

As bacteria adapt to hotter temperatures, they speed up their respiration rate and release more carbon, potentially accelerating climate change.

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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The U.S. Is Facing a Record Cold Snap This Week

The Midwest woke up this week to weather colder than somewhere between Mars and a witch’s tit. Record-setting temperatures have already been recorded across the U.S. The chill will continue ...

13 hours ago from Gizmodo

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New exploration method for geothermal energy

Where to drill? This is the basic question in the exploration of underground energy resources, such as geothermal energy. Water in rocks flows along permeable pathways, which are the main target ...

14 hours ago from TechXplore

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Last Arctic ice refuge is disappearing

The oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing twice as fast as ice in the rest of the Arctic Ocean, according to new research.

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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Geoscientists reconstruct the climate of the past by analysing dripstones

In the last interglacial period on Earth about 125,000 years ago, the Indian monsoon was longer, more extreme and less reliable than it is today. This is the conclusion drawn by geoscientists ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Nitrous oxide emissions set to rise in the Pacific Ocean

The acidification of the Pacific Ocean in northern Japan is increasing the natural production rate of N2O, an ozone-depleting greenhouse gas. That's the finding of a study carried out jointly ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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Ancient rain gauge: New evidence links groundwater, climate changes in deep time

Changes in groundwater millions of years ago created alternating layers of vivid yellow and brown in the mineral sphalerite, and those variations align with movements in Earth's orbit that impacted ...

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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Satellite data shows loss of snow cover, not soot to blame for rapid temperature rise in the Arctic

A team of researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the University of Washington and the University of Wisconsin-Madison has found evidence that shows the rapid rise of temperatures ...

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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