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How forest fires spoil wine

Sept. 27, 2017 - If wine is cultivated in an area where forest fires occur more often, such as in Australia or Southern Italy,...

Climate change glossary – understanding global warming from A to Z

Feb. 27, 2017 - Even as we shake our heads over the changing weather, or moan about the fumes belched from the vehicles in...

WMO: Greenhouse gas concentrations surge to new record

October 30, 2017 - Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surged at a record-breaking speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800...

Observatories Combine to Crack Open the Crab Nebula

May 11, 2017 - Astronomers have produced a highly detailed image of the Crab Nebula, by combining data from telescopes spanning nearly the entire...

NASA: Could Leftover Heat from Last El Niño Fuel a New One?

March 14, 2017 - Some climate models are suggesting that El Niño may return later this year, but for now, the Pacific Ocean lingers...

Stanford study of abandoned oil and gas wells reveals new ways of identifying and...

November 14, 2016 - A small percentage of abandoned oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania produces the vast majority of the state’s methane emissions,...

AAAS Statement on Trump Administration Disbanding National Climate Assessment Advisory Committee

Aug. 22, 2017 - The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) remains highly concerned about the disregard for scientific advisory groups in...

Earth wind transported to the Moon

Dec. 29, 2017 - When and how was the Earth formed in the vast Universe? Is the Earth unique in the Universe? These questions...

Immigration fears among Latinos can impact baby size at birth

ANN ARBOR, Jan. 24, 2017 -- With deportation and discrimination fears currently on the minds of many in the United States, a University of...

GeoCarb: A New View of Carbon Over the Americas

January 12, 2018 - A new NASA Earth science mission in the early stages of design may achieve a transformational advance in our understanding...

Findings Showing Roundup Causes Disease Puts Glyphosate Back Under the Spotlight

BRUSSELS, Jan. 10, 2017 - A study published today shows that low levels of exposure to the weed killer Roundup over a long period...

When bridges collapse: Stanford researchers study whether we’re underestimating risk

May 1, 2017 - The United States is considering a $1 trillion budget proposal to update infrastructure, including its crumbling bridges. An obstacle to...

La Niña is likely (~85-95%) through Northern Hemisphere winter, with a transition to ENSO-neutral...

January 11, 2018 - La Niña continued during the past month, as indicated by the pattern of below-average sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across the...

New data set explores 90 years of natural disasters in the US

The sun rises behind the remains of a New Jersey roller coaster destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. AP Photo/Mel Evans Leah Platt Boustan, Princeton University; Maria Lucia...

The Implications of Cosmic Silence

Aug. 14, 2017 - The universe is incomprehensibly vast, with billions of other planets circling billions of other stars. The potential for intelligent life...

Deepwater Horizon oil spill impacted bluefin tuna spawning habitat in Gulf of Mexico, Stanford...

October 3, 2016 - The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was one of the largest environmental disasters in history, releasing roughly 4 million barrels of...

Weapon physicist declassifies rescued U.S. nuclear test films; initial set published on YouTube

March 20, 2017 - The U.S. conducted 210 atmospheric nuclear tests between 1945 and 1962, with multiple cameras capturing each event at around 2,400...

Which came first: Complex life or high atmospheric oxygen?

January 4, 2018 - We and all other animals wouldn't be here today if our planet didn't have a lot of oxygen in its...

NASA measures ‘dust on snow’ to help manage Colorado River Basin water supplies

Jan. 24, 2017 - When Michelle Stokes and Stacie Bender look out across the snow-capped mountains of Utah and Colorado, they see more than...

GRAPES-3 muon telescope indicates a crack in Earth’s magnetic shield

Nov. 3, 2016 - The GRAPES-3 muon telescope located at TIFR's Cosmic Ray Laboratory in Ooty recorded a burst of galactic cosmic rays of...