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Spring snow a no-go?
Spring snowpack, relied on by ski resorts and water managers throughout the Western United States, may be more vulnerable to a warming climate in coming decades, according to a new University of Utah study.  View News Article (2016-05-27)


Maryland climate and health report identifies state's vulnerabilities to climate change
As world leaders convene in Washington, DC this week for the Climate Action 2016 summit, a new report by Maryland public health leaders, the Maryland Climate and Health Profile report, details the impacts of climate change on the health of Marylanders now and in the future. View News Article (2016-05-03)


Extreme heat and precipitation linked to more severe asthma requiring hospitalization
Extreme heat and heavy rainfall are related to increased risk of hospitalization for asthma in Maryland, according to a study by University of Maryland School of Public Health researchers. View News Article (2016-05-02)


Insulating layer of air above the Greenland ice sheet reduces precipitation
The Earth's climate has been warming, but even though the Greenland ice sheet is melting rapidly in the coastal regions, there are large parts of the ice sheet (40 percent) where there has hardly been any melting on the surface. View News Article (2016-05-02)


Forming fogbows: Study finds limit on evaporation to ice sheets, but that may change
Although the coastal regions of the Greenland Ice Sheet are experiencing rapid melting, a significant portion of the interior of that ice sheet has remained stable - but a new study suggests that stability may not continue. View News Article (2016-05-02)


Large variations in precipitation over the past millennium
According to a new study in Nature, the Northern Hemisphere has experienced considerably larger variations in precipitation during the past twelve centuries than in the twentieth century. View News Article (2016-04-07)


Best regions for growing bioenergy crops identified
New research has identified regions in the United States where bioenergy crops would grow best while minimizing effects on water quantity and quality.  View News Article (2016-02-18)


Southwest sliding into a new normal: Drier conditions
The weather patterns that typically bring moisture to the Southwest are becoming more rare, an indication that the region is sliding into the drier climate state predicted by global models, according to a new study. View News Article (2016-02-08)


NASA measures 10 days of US extreme precipitation from space
For more than a week the weather over the continental United States has been punctuated by extreme events. NASA analyzed satellite data that measured the heavy precipitation over ten days from late January to early February. View News Article (2016-02-08)


Modern microbial ecosystems provide window to early life on Earth
New research from a University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science-led science team provides new insight into one of the world's most diverse and extensive ecosystems of living microbes. View News Article (2016-02-04)

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