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Glacier changes at the top of the world
If greenhouse-gas emissions continue to rise, glaciers in the Everest region of the Himalayas could experience dramatic change in the decades to come.  View News Article (2015-05-27)


Climate change's future impact uncertain on Midwest water cycle, Dartmouth-led study finds
Will climate change make the U.S. Midwest drier or wetter during the summer growing season? A new Dartmouth-led study finds that the answer remains uncertain. View News Article (2015-05-18)


Biting back: Scientists aim to forecast West Nile outbreaks
New research has identified correlations between weather conditions and the occurrence of West Nile virus disease in the United States, raising the possibility of being able to better predict outbreaks. View News Article (2015-05-08)


Physical mechanisms of summer spatiotemporal precipitation variations over mid-latitude Eurasia
Variations in summer precipitation in the arid regions of central Asian could be affected by anomalous Indian summer monsoon and by sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic, climate researchers have learned. View News Article (2015-04-30)


Going with the flow?
When it comes to soil and water, predictability is important--but difficult.  View News Article (2015-04-24)


The TRMM rainfall mission comes to an end after 17 years
In 1997 when the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, or TRMM, was launched, its mission was scheduled to last just a few years. Now, 17 years later, the TRMM mission has come to an end. NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) stopped TRMM's science operations and data collection on April 8 after the spacecraft depleted its fuel reserves. View News Article (2015-04-10)


Combined sewer systems lead to risk of illness after heavy rains
Consumers whose drinking water can be contaminated by the release of untreated wastewater after heavy rains face increased risk for gastrointestinal illness, according to a report in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.  View News Article (2015-04-10)


A complex landscape has both vulnerabilities and resilience to climate change
Central Appalachian forests have been experiencing the effects of a changing climate for decades, and effects such as more heavy rainfall events, more drought, and more hot days are likely to continue, according to a new vulnerability assessment for the region by the U.S. Forest Service and many partners.  View News Article (2015-04-06)


More evidence for groundwater on Mars
Monica Pondrelli and colleagues investigated the Equatorial Layered Deposits (ELDs) of Arabia Terra in Firsoff crater area, Mars, to understand their formation and potential habitability. View News Article (2015-03-30)


Massive amounts of fresh water, glacial melt pouring into Gulf of Alaska
Incessant mountain rain, snow and melting glaciers in a comparatively small region of land that hugs the southern Alaska coast and empties fresh water into the Gulf of Alaska would create the sixth largest coastal river in the world if it emerged as a single stream, a recent study shows. View News Article (2015-03-20)

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