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Study: Air Pollution Over Asia Found to Impact Global Weather

Posted April 16th, 2014 at 8:01 pm (UTC+0)
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Researchers from Texas, California and Washington recently compared air pollution data provided by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the years 1850 through 2000 and found that human-made atmospheric particulates (aerosols) from Asia are having an impact on the Pacific storm track, which is a critical driver of global atmospheric circulation that influences weather […]

The Sun is About to Flip Its (Magnetic) Poles

Posted November 15th, 2013 at 9:37 pm (UTC+0)
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Here at Science World, one of our favorite topics is the sun. We’ve been able to provide you with a number of informational pieces regarding events and phenomena such as the ebb and flow of the sun’s activity throughout its roughly 11 year solar cycle. As the sun goes through this process – from when […]

Study Finds Energy Use in Cities Causes Winter Warming

Posted January 28th, 2013 at 7:48 pm (UTC+0)
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Everyday energy consumption in urban areas could be significant enough to cause winter temperatures to rise. According to a new study funded by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), waste heat released in major cities in the Northern Hemisphere in the northern-most parts of North America and Eurasia. “The world’s most populated metropolitan areas, which […]