How a warmer Arctic could intensify extreme weather – Vox

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Apr 182018
 

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How a warmer Arctic could intensify extreme weather
Vox
Is there a link between the vanishing Arctic sea ice and extreme weather? Some prominent climate researchers think so. That's because warming temperatures in the Arctic are altering the behavior of the polar jet stream, a high-altitude river of air

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Sea levels could be rising faster than predicted due to new source of Antarctic ice melting – The Independent

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Apr 182018
 

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Sea levels could be rising faster than predicted due to new source of Antarctic ice melting
The Independent
… the melting of the bottom side of the glaciers accelerates. “This process is similar to what happens when you put oil and water in a container, with the oil floating on top because it's lighter and less dense,” said Alessandro Silvano, a PhD
Study reveals new Antarctic process contributing to sea level rise and climate changeScience Daily

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Increasing snowfall in Antarctica could reduce sea level rise, but only a bit – CNN

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Apr 102018
 

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Increasing snowfall in Antarctica could reduce sea level rise, but only a bit
CNN
"There is an urgent need to understand the contribution of Antarctic ice to sea-level rise, and we use a number of techniques to determine the balance between snowfall and ice loss," Thomas said. "When ice loss is not replenished by snowfall, then sea
Antarctica's Snowfall Has Increased, But That Doesn't Change Anything About Global WarmingThe Weather Channel

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Fracking for gas could provide UK with less to fear from Russia

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Apr 042018
 

just as America’s fracking industry created a great belt of industrialisation along the US Gulf coast from Texas to Louisiana. Professor Alan Riley, an energy expert and adviser to the UK government task force on shale gas, reckons that “it is …

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Colombia’s state-run oil company could face criminal charges over environmental disaster

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Mar 292018
 

The leak killed more than 2,500 animals and has polluted more than 20 miles of river. Locals have warned that the crude oil could still reach the Magdalena, Colombia’s largest river. Colombia’s environment authority announced today it will sanction the …

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Acidifying oceans could hit the very base of the ocean’s food web

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Mar 182018
 

but release oxygen — so much so that “Diatoms supply the oxygen in every fourth breath you take,” according to NOAA. Eventually these heavy diatoms sink to the ocean floor, where they naturally “sequester” this carbon far from the atmosphere. If diatom …

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Bacteria-Based Sensor Could Detect Oil and Gas Leaks

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Mar 182018
 

(Inside Science) — More than 212,000 miles of oil and gas pipelines traverse the United States, transporting about 16 billion barrels of crude oil, refined petroleum products and liquefied natural gas each year. Thousands more miles of pipeline branch …

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Oil palm, rubber could trigger ‘storm’ of deforestation in the Congo Basin

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Mar 122018
 

Earthsight documented approximately 500 square kilometers (193 square miles) of deforestation to clear the way for new rubber and oil palm plantations in Central Africa’s rainforest countries in the past five years. The team also found that companies in …

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Fleet of sailboat drones could monitor climate change’s effect on oceans

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Mar 082018
 

These sailboats, outfitted with sensors to probe the ocean, are semiautonomous drones … After arriving at the equator, the drones got stuck in the doldrums, a wind dead zone. “We knew the tropics were going to be a challenge,” Cronin says.

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Deadly strain of mutated bird flu ‘could kill 300 million people’ – Plymouth Herald

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Mar 082018
 

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Deadly strain of mutated bird flu 'could kill 300 million people'
Plymouth Herald
The last pandemic hit in 2009-10 when swine flu emerged in Mexico, while the deadly Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 claimed up to 100 million lives. Also known as avian flu, three strains have caused concern in recent years – H5N1, H7N9 and H5N6. Of those
Mutated bird flu strain 'could kill 300 million people'Gloucestershire Live
Killer flu pandemic 'could hit any time' – wiping out 300 MILLION …The Sun
Killer flu pandemic 'could hit tomorrow' and kill more than 300 million people across the world, scientist warnsMirror.co.uk
Cornwall Live –Daily Star –Cambridge News
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