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Ecosystems Respond to Climate Change Differently as the Seasons Pass

Scientists studying the effect of drought and heat waves on grass growth have found that it matters when during the year these events take place, and that each month yields a different effect. “A major challenge in studying climate change is separating the effects of long-term trends from interannual variation,” says Saran Twombly, program director for […]

February 13th

2010 Heatwave Strongest in 500 Years

An international team of researchers has settled the debate over whether the 2003 European heatwave was worse than the 2010 heatwave, and found that the most recent heatwave across Eastern Europe and Russia was unprecedented in every respect. On top of that, the researchers found that Europe has not experienced temperature anomalies so large in the last 500 years.

March 21st