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UN climate change report on how to cut emissions  live coverage

Join our live coverage as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases its report on reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.

Posted on April 13th, 2014
Climate

Arctic Melting is Lasting Longer and Affecting More Ice: Study

Originally Published by Universe Today - The Arctic melt season is averaging five days longer with each passing decade, a new study by NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center reveals. And with more ice-free days, the water (which is darker than the surrounding ice) is absorbing the sun’s heat and accelerating the process. This means the Arctic ice cap has shrank by as much as four feet.

Posted on April 6th, 2014
Climate

IPCC report: climate impacts on wildlife

Originally Published by The Guardian - Plants, animals and entire ecosystems are on the move as rising temperatures force species to seek out cooler climes.

Posted on March 31st, 2014
Biodiversity, Climate

West Antarctic Glacial Loss Is Rapidly Intensifying, New Study Shows

Originally Published by Yale Environment - Six massive glaciers in West Antarctica are dumping far more ice into the Southern Ocean than they were 40 NASAAn 18-mile crack in the Pine Island Glacier years ago and now account for 10 percent of the world’s sea level rise, according to a new study. Reporting in Geophysical Research Letters, an international team of scientists said that the amount of ice draining from the six glaciers has increased by 77 percent since 1973.

Posted on March 28th, 2014
Climate

White House launches climate data initiative

Originally Published by Washington Post - The White House launched an initiative Wednesday aimed at expanding the use of climate data nationwide, to help communities cope with the impacts of global warming.

Posted on March 21st, 2014
Climate

The Big Thaw: Warming Affects Arctic Animals, People in Different Ways

Discussions of climate change often focus on mid-latitude effects in order to emphasize the need for action. However, climate change and ensuing ice melts are quickly devastating Arctic mammals and native peoples of the Arctic.

Sarah Frazier, posted on March 19th, 2014
Climate, Ecosystems, Health, Quick Look

Twenty Buses a Day: The High Stakes Race to Create a Global Cholera Early Warning System

What infectious disease kills the most children under the age of five? If you guessed malaria or AIDS, guess again. Cholera claims more victims than either of those diseases. Now, a team of researchers are developing a method to provide early warning of cholera outbreaks. If successful, the effort could drastically reduce the number of cholera deaths.

Osha Gray Davidson, posted on March 18th, 2014
Articles, Climate, Earth Observation, Health, Oceans, Water

OGC netCDF: Powerful Tool for Science

A widely used "fluid earth systems" data model and data access standard called netCDF now provides an important bridge between GIS and the complex 4-D processing systems used in oceanography and atmospheric sciences. By bringing netCDF into the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards organization, the netCDF community has given climate scientists, for example, a streamlined method for bringing virtually all types of spatial/temporal data and processing into climate science models and workflows.

Ben Domenico and Stefano Nativi , posted on March 14th, 2014
Articles, Climate, Informatics Theme, Oceans

Climate change could mean more malaria in Africa, study says

Originally Published by The Guardian - First hard evidence that malaria creeps to higher elevations during warmer years, study of South America and Africa finds.

Posted on March 7th, 2014
Climate

Dot Earth Blog: A Climate Analyst Clarifies the Science Behind California’s Water Woes

Originally Published by NY Times- A closer look at the science behind the fighting over whether global warming has shaped California’s drought.

Posted on March 6th, 2014
Agriculture, Climate

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