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Climate change could deliver more sediment and pollution to the San Francisco Bay-Delta

September 4, 2020 – Climate change could deliver more silt, sand and pollution to the San Francisco Bay-Delta, along with a mixed bag of other potential consequences and benefits, according to a new study in the AGU journal Water Resources Research, which publishes research articles and commentaries providing a broad understanding of the role of water in Earth’s natural […]

Posted inSci/Tech

Last Arctic Ice Refuge Is Disappearing

WASHINGTON November 12, 2019 – The oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing twice as fast as ice in the rest of the Arctic Ocean, according to new research. A new study in AGU’s journal Geophysical Research Letters finds ice in the Arctic Ocean north of Greenland is more mobile than previously thought, as ocean currents and atmospheric […]

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Climate change expected to accelerate spread of sometimes-fatal fungal infection: valley fever

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2019 —Valley fever is endemic to hot and dry regions like the southwestern United States and California’s San Joaquin Valley, but a new study predicts climate change will cause the fungal infection’s range to more than double in size this century, reaching previously unaffected areas across the western U.S. In a new […]

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Human-Caused Warming Likely Intensified Hurricane Harvey’s Rains

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 13, 2017 – New research shows human-induced climate change increased the amount and intensity of Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented rainfall. The new findings are being published in two separate studies and being presented in a press conference today at the 2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, along with additional new findings about recent […]

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Flights worldwide face increased risk of severe turbulence due to climate change

WASHINGTON D.C. Oct. 4, 2017 – Flights all around the world could be encountering lots more turbulence in the future, according to the first ever global projections of in-flight bumpiness. A new study published online in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union, has calculated that climate change will significantly increase the amount […]