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CO2 Puts Heavier Stamp on Temperature Than Thought

A doubling of the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere could cause an increase in the average temperature on earth from 7 to even a maximum of 14 degrees. 

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First of Its Kind Detection Made in Striking New Webb Image

For the first time, a phenomenon astronomers have long hoped to directly image has been captured by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam). 

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NOAA Forecasts Above-Average Summer ‘Dead Zone’ in Gulf of Mexico

NOAA is forecasting an above-average summer “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico covering approximately 5,827 square miles — an area roughly the size of Connecticut. 

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During a Year of Extremes, Carbon Dioxide Levels Surge Faster Than Ever

Carbon dioxide is accumulating in the atmosphere faster than ever — accelerating on a steep rise to levels far above any experienced during human existence, scientists from NOAA and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego announced today.

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In a Warmer World, Cloud Brightening Could Backfire, Study Finds

To keep warming in check, some experts have proposed brightening clouds over the ocean to reflect more of the sun’s light. 

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A Blast of Heat in the East

An area of high pressure lingered in the upper atmosphere over the U.S. Midwest and Northeast in June 2024. 

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Future Urban Climates

Climate change has already begun to transform planet Earth, and over the next few decades these dramatic transformations are expected to accelerate in an ongoing response to greenhouse gas emissions.

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Walking to Combat Back Pain: World-First Study Shows Dramatic Improvement

Adults with a history of low back pain lasted nearly twice as long without a recurrence if they walked regularly, a world-first study has found.

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Space Instruments Provide Early Warnings for Solar Flares

When a solar flare leaps out from around the sun, a small fleet of scientific instruments designed and built at the University of Colorado Boulder form a first line of defense—spotting these massive eruptions before any other instrument in space, then relaying the information to Earth in seconds.

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