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Study finds humans are directly influencing wind and weather over North Atlantic

MIAMI, April 20, 2021 – A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science provides evidence that humans are influencing wind and weather patterns across the eastern United States and western Europe by releasing CO2 and other pollutants into Earth’s atmosphere. In the new paper, published […]

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Scientists Offer Roadmap for Studying Link Between Climate and Armed Conflict

MIAMI, July 7, 2020 — Climate change—from rising temperatures and more severe heavy rain, to drought—is increasing risks for economies, human security, and conflict globally. Scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science are leading an effort to better assess the climate-conflict link to help societies manage the complex […]

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Study finds deep subterranean connection between two Japan volcanoes

MIAMI, July 13, 2018 – Scientists have confirmed for the first time that radical changes of one volcano in southern Japan was the direct result of an erupting volcano 22 kilometers (13.7 miles) away. The observations from the two volcanos–Aira caldera and Kirishima–show that the two were connected through a common subterranean magma source in […]

Posted inEnviro

Stalagmites from Iranian cave foretell grim future for Middle East climate

July 10, 2017 – The results, which include information during the last glacial and interglacial periods, showed that relief from the current dry spell across the interior of the Middle East is unlikely within the next 10,000 years. “Local governments generally prefer the narrative that the region is only in a temporary dry spell and […]

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Study finds shark fins & meat contain high levels of neurotoxins linked to Alzheimer’s disease

MIAMI, Aug. 29, 2016 – In a new study, University of Miami (UM) scientists found high concentrations of toxins linked to neurodegenerative diseases in the fins and muscles of 10 species of sharks. The research team suggests that restricting consumption of sharks can have positive health benefits for consumers and for shark conservation, since several […]