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Research finds spike in dust storms in American Southwest driven by ocean changes

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Research finds spike in dust storms in American Southwest driven by ocean changes

People living in the American Southwest have experienced a dramatic increase in windblown dust storms in the last two decades, likely driven by large-scale changes in sea surface temperature in the Pacific Ocean...
Fifty years ago, a historic balloon launch that changed the way we see the ozone layer

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Fifty years ago, a historic balloon launch that changed the way we see the ozone layer

What started out as a modest research project driven by scientific curiosity provided NOAA's forerunner with some of the first insights into how ozone, a trace gas that blocks the sun’s harmful ultraviolet...
Study: Global plant growth surging alongside carbon dioxide

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Study: Global plant growth surging alongside carbon dioxide

A trace gas present in the atmosphere in miniscule amounts is helping scientists answer one of the biggest questions out there: Has plant growth increased alongside rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere?
Cracking the code of a long-distance swimmer

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Cracking the code of a long-distance swimmer

Born in the Sargasso Sea, that Atlantic Ocean gyre east of Bermuda, baby European eels will travel 4,000 miles to the freshwater rivers of Europe. Now scientists might have answered a century-old question of how...
NOAA study shows as US drilling surged, methane emissions didn’t

Friday, March 24, 2017

NOAA study shows as US drilling surged, methane emissions didn’t

A new NOAA study shows that methane emissions from the United States did not grow significantly from 2000 to 2013 and are not likely to have been an important driver of the increase in atmospheric methane levels...
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