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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

Russia Experiences Worst Fires in 14 Years

New data shows that Russia has recently experienced the largest number of wildfires (bushfires) around its capital this year than in the last 15 years. This according to data collected by sensors aboard the European Space Agency’s observations satellites ERS-2 and Envisat. The forest and peat bog fires which sprang up were the result of […]

September 14th

Commonplace Heatwaves by 2039

One degree of warming may be too much for some countries, with heat waves possibly commonplace by the year 2039. A new study by Stanford University climate scientists has looked at two dozen climate models to project what could happen in America if carbon dioxide emissions raised the planet’s temperature by 1 degree Celsius between […]

July 9th

Mountainous Regions in Danger from Climate Change

Climate change is at risk of damaging the unpredictable mountainous regions according to a new study. [social_buttons]Each year we are learning more and more about our climate and the affect that we are having on it. A new study from the University of Exeter and Austrian researchers has analysed the effects of two extreme weather […]

June 16th

Hot Fun in the City?

It’s not even summer on the calendar yet, and the temperature has already topped 100 degrees on several occasions in New York City. According to the Centers for Disease Control, global warming leads to more heat emergency days. In addition to the discomfort, increased need for air conditioning that strains the electrical grid in any […]