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November 14, 2012
Future warming likely to be on high side of climate projections
Boulder CO (SPX) Nov 14, 2012
Climate model projections showing a greater rise in global temperature are likely to prove more accurate than those showing a lesser rise, according to a new analysis by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The findings, published in this week's issue of Science, could provide a breakthrough in the longstanding quest to narrow the range of global warming expected in coming decades and beyond. NCAR scientists John Fasullo and Kevin Trenberth, who co-authored the study, ... read more
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Why Antarctic sea ice cover has increased under the effects of climate change
The first direct evidence that marked changes to Antarctic sea ice drift have occurred over the last 20 years, in response to changing winds, is published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience. ... more

Climate-related emissions from feedyards monitored in AgriLife Research study
An accurate estimation of nitrous oxide and methane emissions from beef cattle feedlots is an increasing concern given the current and potential future reporting requirements for greenhouse gas emis ... more

The Phosphorus Index: Changes afoot
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Recommendations and decisions to use "least toxic pesticides" and "pesticides as a last resort" have flourished in the last decade, but according to three scientific organizations - the Weed Science ... more


Cultural dimensions of climate change are underestimated, overlooked and misunderstood
The impact of climate change on many aspects of cultural life for people all over the world is not being sufficiently accounted for by scientists and policy-makers. University of Exeter-led research ... more
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CSHL-led team discovers new way in which plants control flower production
Flowers don't just catch our eyes, they catch those of pollinators like bees as well. They have to, in order to reproduce. Because plants need to maximize the opportunity for pollinators to gain acc ... more

Climate change and the ancient Maya
The role of climate change in the development and demise of classic Maya civilization, ranging from AD 300 to 1000, has been controversial for decades because of a lack of well-dated climate and arc ... more
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Gene find turns soldier beetle defence into biotech opportunity
New antibiotic and anti-cancer chemicals may one day be synthesised using biotechnology, following CSIRO's discovery of the three genes that combine to provide soldier beetles with their potent pred ... more

Sustainable land-use concept for South America
In the world of agriculture, climate protection and intensive farming are generally assumed to be a contradiction in terms. At Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM), however, scientists have come up ... more

Eating of soil and raw starch in Madagascar
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Summer has arrived at frozen Antarctic runway
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A new NASA-funded study by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colo., finds climate model projections that show a greater rise in global temperature are likely to prove more accur ... more

S. America weather upsets soy crop yields
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Dalai Lama 'despised' by Chinese people
China has excoriated Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, saying his behavior is "despised by the Chinese people." ... more
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Animal rights group puts bounty on elephant killers
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