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Greater Yellowstone Area Expected to Become Warmer, Drier

Temperature significantly increased and snowfall decreased in the iconic Greater Yellowstone Area since 1950 because of climate change, and these trends will likely continue through the rest of the century, according to a climate report published today.

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Rising Greenhouse Gases Pose Continued Threat to Arctic Ozone Layer

There is a race going on high in the atmosphere above the Arctic, and the ozone layer that protects Earth from damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation will lose the race if greenhouse gas emissions aren’t reduced quickly enough.

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East Antarctic Summer Cooling Trends Caused by Tropical Rainfall Clusters

Our planet is warming due to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions; but the warming differs from region to region, and it can also vary seasonally. 

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Coral Offspring Physiology Impacted by Parental Exposure to Intense Environmental Stresses

Adult corals that survive high-intensity environmental stresses, such as bleaching events, can produce offspring that are better suited to survive in new environments. 

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Antarctic Circumpolar Current Flows More Rapidly in Warm Phases

Our planet’s strongest ocean current, which circulates around Antarctica, plays a major role in determining the transport of heat, salt and nutrients in the ocean. 

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A Novel Energy Storage Solution Featuring Pipes and Anchors

What do pipes and anchors have to do with storing energy? More than you might think! 

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Concepts From Physics Explain Importance of Quarantine to Control Spread of COVID-19

Mathematical models that describe the physical behavior of magnetic materials can also be used to describe the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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Cold Weather Cost New England Electric Customers Nearly $1.8 Billion in One Month; A New Study Suggests Ways to Mitigate Fuel Shortages

In New England, constraints in the supply of natural gas have led to nearly a quarter of all unscheduled power plant outages. 

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EVs Cost 40 Percent Less to Maintain Than Conventional Cars, Energy Department Report Says

Maintenance costs for a light-duty, battery-powered car are around 40 percent less per mile than for a gas-powered car, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory.

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