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Study Details How Middle East Dust Intensifies Summer Monsoons on Indian Subcontinent

New research from the University of Kansas published in Earth-Science Reviews offers insight into one of the world’s most powerful monsoon systems: the Indian summer monsoon. 

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Seagrasses Turn Back the Clock on Ocean Acidification

Spanning six years and seven seagrass meadows along the California coast, a paper from the University of California, Davis, is the most extensive study yet of how seagrasses can buffer ocean acidification.

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Kuroshio Current May Be Responsible for Climatic Discomfort in Tokyo, Scientists Find

Forty million people living in the Kanto region of Japan, which includes Tokyo, may be able to blame a meandering ocean current for increasing hot and humid summers, according to an analysis conducted by an international team of researchers. 

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Advances in Tropical Cyclone Observation May Aid in Disaster Reduction and Prevention

Tropical cyclones — known as typhoons in the Pacific and as hurricanes in the Atlantic — are fierce, complex storm systems that cause loss of human life and billions of dollars in damage every year. 

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Flood Risk Uncertainties Assessed at the Global Scale

A research team from the Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo has conducted a detailed analysis of the uncertainties associated with flood risk modeling at the global scale. 

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The Oil Well Next Door: California’s Silent Health Hazard

Nalleli Cobo was nine years old when her nose started bleeding, off and on throughout the day, and often into her pillow at night.

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How Many Countries are Ready for Nuclear-Powered Electricity?

As demand for low-carbon electricity rises around the world, nuclear power offers a promising solution. But how many countries are good candidates for nuclear energy development?

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New Study Reveals Large and Unequal Health Burden From Air Pollution in California’s Bay Area

New research published today in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives from Environmental Defense Fund and the George Washington University shows air pollution takes an enormous toll on health in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the impacts vary dramatically within neighborhoods.

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Urban Growth in São Paulo Creates Distortions Between Providers and Receivers of Ecosystem Services

In Brazil, researchers are puzzling over socioeconomic and environmental indicators that do not add up.

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Tenfold Carbon Emissions Reduction Needed to Meet Paris Climate Goal

While 64 countries cut their fossil fuel emissions between 2016 and 2019, an international team of researchers, including an Earth system scientist at UCI, stressed that an even more pronounced reduction is going to be necessary to meet Paris Agreement goals to tackle global warming. 

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