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CO2 Can Directly Impact Extreme Weather, Research Suggests – Scientific American


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CO2 Can Directly Impact Extreme Weather, Research Suggests
Scientific American
Global efforts to tackle climate change rest on a common goal: to keep the planet's temperatures from rising beyond dangerous thresholds. But what if the gases that come from cars and power plants are harming the planet themselves, even without the …

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Trump Suggests US “Could Conceivably Go Back” To Paris Agreement

In a rambling and barely coherent defence of his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, President Donald Trump has opened the door to the possibility the United States “could conceivably go back in” to the Agreement. 

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Fracking in Britain could be limited by lack of specialist waste facilities, new research suggests

A lack of specialist waste treatment facilities could limit the development of fracking in the UK, say researchers from the University of Edinburgh. Safe treatment and disposal of the waste water arising from fracking could cost more than £1m over the …
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Many extreme weather events can be traced back to an atmospheric ‘traffic jam,’ study suggests – Mashable


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Many extreme weather events can be traced back to an atmospheric 'traffic jam,' study suggests
Mashable
When weather patterns hit a traffic jam, extreme events often result. This is particularly the case during the summer months, a new study argues. The research, published Friday in the journal Science Advances, focuses on a devastating flood event that
Extreme 2014 Balkan flooding linked to airstream slowdownSummit County Citizens Voice
Record Balkan floods linked to jamming of giant airstreamsPhys.Org

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Wind Could Replace Coal As US’ Primary Generation Source, New NREL Data Suggests

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Originally published on The Handleman Post. By Clayton Handleman The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released data showing that the Capacity Factor (CF) for wind power can reach 65%, which is comparable to that of fossil fuel based generation. While the headlines aren’t as sexy as Tesla’s ‘Ludicrous mode’, the transformative implications for climate [&hellip

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Study suggests fracking could release radon from ground

Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, has spurred a boom in oil and natural-gas production. The fracking process blasts millions of gallons of water — mixed with sand and chemicals — deep underground to break apart shale deposits and release natural gas.
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Study suggests key Antarctica glacier melting from below – Boston Globe (subscription)


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Study suggests key Antarctica glacier melting from below
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They flew a number of research flights over the Totten Glacier of East Antarctica — the fastest-thinning sector of the world's largest ice sheet — and took a variety of measurements in an effort to determine the reasons behind its retreat. And the
Monstrous melt: Distant Antarctica glaciers have scientists worriedPittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Study suggests US gas leaks caused by faulty wells, not fracking

A new study has found that 130 water wells in Pennsylvania and Texas were contaminated by gas leaks caused by problems with the casing or lining of drilling wells, and not by the process of fracking. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder …
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Extreme Weather is Linked to Global Warming, a New Study Suggests – Universe Today

Extreme Weather is Linked to Global Warming, a New Study Suggests
Universe Today
“When these high-altitude waves become quasi-stationary, then we see more extreme weather at the surface. It is especially noticeable for heat extremes.” It was a blocking pattern that led to the heat wave in Alaska in 2013, and to the devastating

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EPA Memo Suggests Tighter Fracking Wastewater Rules

A draft EPA memo leaked to DeSmogBlog.com details stricter standards for hydraulic fracturing permitting and makes clear that fracking wastewater discharges are covered under the Clean Water Act. The document sets limits to protect water-quality and …
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