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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)


US Forest Service releases findings on the effects of drought for forests and rangelands
The U.S. Forest Service today released a new report, Effects of Drought on Forests and Rangelands in the United States: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis, that provides a national assessment of peer-reviewed scientific research on the impacts of drought on U.S. forests and rangelands. View News Article (2016-02-02)


Study: Future for charismatic pika not as daunting as once feared
The American pika is thought by many biologists to be a prime candidate for extirpation as the planet continues to warm, done in by temperatures too severe for this small mammal native to cold climates. View News Article (2016-02-01)


Mercury levels in rainfall are rising in parts of North America, study finds
An analysis of long-term trends in the amount of mercury in rainfall and other forms of precipitation in North America found recent increases at many sites, mostly in the center of the continent. At other sites, including those along the East Coast, mercury levels in rainfall have been trending steadily downward over the past 20 years.  View News Article (2016-01-27)


Models overestimate rainfall increases due to climate change
Lawrence Livermore researchers and collaborators have found that most climate models overestimate the increase in global precipitation due to climate change. View News Article (2015-12-14)


Tropical groundwater resources resilient to climate change
Tropical groundwater may prove to be a climate-resilient source of freshwater in the tropics as intense rainfall favours the replenishment of these resources, according to a new study published in Environmental Research Letters. View News Article (2015-12-14)

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