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Monday, March 27, 2017

Extreme weather events linked to climate change impact on the jet stream

Credit: Michael Mann, Penn State Unprecedented summer warmth and flooding, forest fires, drought and torrential rain -- extreme weather events are occurring more and more often, but now an internat..

Dead zones may threaten coral reefs worldwide

Credit: Arcadio Castillo, STRI Dead zones affect dozens of coral reefs around the world and threaten hundreds more according to a new study by Smithsonian scientists published in Proceedings of the ..

How to make tomatoes taste awesome again (video)

Credit: The American Chemical Society WASHINGTON, March 16, 2017 - Why are so many supermarket tomatoes tasteless and rock hard? In the 1990s, breeders developed a tomato that produces less of the ..

Last remnant of North American ice sheet on track to vanish

Credit: Gifford Miller, University of Colorado Editors: View an embeddable video of Gifford Miller and others conducting research at Baffin Island. Download related images using the search term "B..

Climate had a hand in shaping the human nose

Credit: Daniel P. Howsmon, CCBY The size and shape of the nose in different human populations is not simply the result of chance, but evolved, at least in part, in response to local climate conditi..

Nose form was shaped by climate

Big, small, broad, narrow, long or short, turned up, pug, hooked, bulbous or prominent, humans inherit their nose shape from their parents, but ultimately, the shape of someone's nose and that of..

NASA’s GPM analyzed rainfall in ex-Tropical Cyclone 11S

Credit: Credits: NASA/JAXA Ex-tropical cyclone 11S was still generating some heavy rainfall, despite losing its tropical status and becoming a sub-tropical storm when the GPM core satellite passed ..

China’s severe winter haze tied to effects of global climate change

Credit: Georgia Tech China's severe winter air pollution problems may be worsened by changes in atmospheric circulation prompted by Arctic sea ice loss and increased Eurasian snowfall - both ca..

Global climate change worsens winter haze in China

Credit: Georgia Institute of Technology and Yuhang Wang Emissions were not entirely to blame for one of China's worst haze pollution events on record, according to a new study; rather, the hea..

Ice age thermostat prevented extreme climate cooling

Atmospheric CO2 concentrations swung over a range of 100 ppm (parts per million, by volume) during the ice ages. The exact processes behind this variation have been difficult to pinpoint, but it is kn..

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