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Coincidences Influence the Onset and Ending of Ice Ages

When we predict future climate, it is important to understand the climate of the past. 

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Adapting to Climate Change: We’re Doing It Wrong

When it comes to adapting to the effects of climate change, scientists and policymakers are thinking too small, according to a new research review.

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Storm-Induced Sea Level Spikes Differ in Origin on US East, Gulf Coasts

The U.S. East and Gulf Coasts differ in how ocean and atmospheric circulation and sea level interact to produce storm surges, and both regions will experience greater storm surges as global warming progresses, according to new research from a University of Arizona-led team.

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Hot Climates to See More Variability in Tree Leafing as Temperatures Rise

A team of scientists led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory found that while all regions of the country can expect an earlier start to the growing season as temperatures rise, the trend is likely to become more variable year-over-year in hotter regions.

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New YSPH Study Adds to Evidence of Diabetes Drug Link to Heart Problems

A new study published by The BMJ adds to evidence that rosiglitazone – a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes – is associated with increased risk of heart problems, especially heart failure.

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New Sensor Provides Better Leak Protection In Buildings

A new, battery-free sensor can detect water leaks in buildings at a fraction of the cost of existing systems.

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Climate Change Could Trigger More Landslides in High Mountain Asia

More frequent and intense rainfall events due to climate change could cause more landslides in the High Mountain Asia region of China, Tibet and Nepal, according to the first quantitative study of the link between precipitation and landslides in the region.

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Gulf Coast Mollusks Rode Out Past Periods of Climate Change

The findings, published on Feb. 7 in Scientific Reports, suggest that mollusks in the region may adapt yet again to the climate change of today.

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Himalayan Glacier Shows Evidence of Start of Industrial Revolution

Human activity contaminated glacier long before people arrived, study shows.

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A Volcanic Potpourri

Iceland is one of the few places where people can explore the Mid-Atlantic Ridge on dry land.

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