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  • Explainer: How scientists know Earth is warming

    Temperatures on Earth can soar above 40° Celsius (104° Fahrenheit) and drop well below 0 °C (32 °F). Despite that variability, scientists can calculate a global average. Countries around the world have had reliable weather monitoring stations on land and sea since about 1880. In the 1960s, researchers also began taking the Earth's temperature with the help of satellites. Satellites don't...

    07:00 AM, November 24, 2015 Weather & Climate, Earth
    Readability Score: 8.2
  • Kangaroo farts: Not so ‘green’ after all?

    Okay, here’s an indelicate observation. Like many animals, kangaroos fart. And when they do, that gas emerges spiked with methane.

    More methane is escaping the behinds of kangaroos than earlier research had suggested. That’s the conclusion of researchers in a new study. It was published online November 4 in the Journal of Experimental Biology.

    Explainer: Global warming and the...

    07:00 AM, November 16, 2015 Animals, Environment, Weather & Climate
    Readability Score: 7.2
  • Clues to the Great Dying

    Some 252 million years ago, life on Earth nearly ended. In a geologic flash, at least 70 percent of Earth’s land species vanished along with 96 percent of all species in the oceans.

    This was a mass extinction. The biggest ever, it far exceeded the one that snuffed out the dinosaurs some 186 million years later. That one knocked out only 50 percent of Earth’s species. The earlier...

    07:15 AM, October 27, 2015 Fossils, Earth, Weather & Climate
    Readability Score: 7.6
  • Picture This: Biggest hurricane in the West

    On Friday, October 23, Hurricane Patricia was barreling into western Mexico. Hours before it hit, scientists clocked the monster storm as having maximum sustained wind speeds of 325 kilometers per hour (200 miles per hour). That's the strongest ever seen in the Western Hemisphere, reports the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Fla.

    The monster storm topped the peak wind speed seen with...

    18:01 PM, October 23, 2015 Weather & Climate
    Readability Score: 7.9
  • Beliefs about global warming vary by country

    Where you live can have a big effect on what you believe about global warming and other aspects of climate change. That’s the finding of a new study.

    In 2007 and 2008, a Gallup World Poll surveyed people in 119 countries. That survey covered a range of issues. A group of scientists has now analyzed how people had responded to two of the questions: How much do you know about global...

    07:00 AM, August 27, 2015 Weather & Climate, Science & Society
    Readability Score: 8.1
  • Carbon ‘sponge’ found beneath desert

    Irrigating farms in dry parts of the globe may provide an unplanned climate benefit. This water appears to have washed enormous amounts of carbon deep underground, a new study indicates. Locked away there — in the form of the climate-warming carbon dioxide — this carbon has not had an opportunity to contribute to global warming.

    Over the past century, human activities have been spewing...

    07:00 AM, August 17, 2015 Pollution, Weather & Climate, Agriculture
    Readability Score: 7.7
  • New El Niño coming on strong

    The “little boy” of climate science is making a big splash.

    El Niño, Spanish for “the boy,” is a set of major weather changes that happens every few years. It’s caused by unusually warm seawater in the eastern Pacific, off of South America. This year’s El Niño began in March. And it could become a whopper. That’s a July 9 assessment by the Climate Prediction Center of the National...

    07:00 AM, August 11, 2015 Weather & Climate
    Readability Score: 7.9
  • The heat that keeps on giving

    Thousands of power plants around the world burn coal, oil or natural gas. The combustion of these fossil fuels generates heat. That heat is used to make electricity. When burned, fossil fuels also release carbon dioxide (CO2). In the atmosphere, this invisible gas traps heat that otherwise would escape into space, warming the planet. This indirect heating does much more to warm Earth — and...

    07:00 AM, July 6, 2015 Environment, Weather & Climate, Earth
    Readability Score: 7.4
  • Pacific hurricanes to strengthen as Earth warms

    In tropical regions around the world, huge storms form over warm ocean waters. These swirling monstrosities have different names. In the Atlantic, they’re known as hurricanes. In the Pacific, they’re called typhoons or tropical cyclones. These storms can cause massive damage when they travel over land. New research now predicts that typhoons in the Pacific will become even more destructive....

    07:00 AM, June 25, 2015 Weather & Climate, Oceans
    Readability Score: 7.5
  • Carbon dioxide levels rise fast and high

    MONTREAL, Canada — The buildup of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere just hit a new peak. The rate of rise in this greenhouse gas also constitutes a new record, with no sign of slowing. Scientists announced both new records on May 6.

    In March, the average concentration in Earth’s atmosphere of carbon dioxide (CO2), reached a new high of 400 parts per million (ppm) in air. The National...

    07:00 AM, May 17, 2015 Oceans, Weather & Climate
    Readability Score: 8.3

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